Are craft and child safe toys safe for homemade toys?
Posted 03 March 2012 - 01:27 PM
She destroys everything so anything I can reuse from home or get at
the dollar store or craft store can be helpful.
Can I assume that the children's letter blocks are safe since the need to
be child safe?
And what about wood pieces from a craft store? Do they just need to be
all natural or untreated?
Thinking of trying a coconut also.
She is 18yrs old and a bit of a plucker.
She needs a lot of toys and purchasing them is soooo expensive.
I appreciate any advice.
I will continue to look through the old posts as well.
Posted 13 March 2012 - 04:38 PM
My lovebird loves hair rollers (the plastic ones, not the hot rollers). They come in all sizes, and can just slip onto a perch as well so it might be something to consider to see if she likes them. You can get them for cheap in bundles of like 12 or so.
Ever considered rodent chews too? I saw that at petsmart, you can buy a bag full of wooden blocks, sticks, balls, etc for a few dollars. I think some come flavored but I'm not positive. You could drill holes in them and hand them up. The dog toy section is another place to check out. Their rawhide and rope toys can be made into bird toys easily with some creativity. They also sell separate bird toy pieces on ebay.
Another idea to consider. It's going to be destroyed fast but it's easy. Whenever your tissue box runs empty, put some fun stuff that they'll like to tear up or eat. They tend to sell smaller versions of this for like 10 dollars and call them foraging boxes Same goes for toilet paper rolls. With the holiday coming up, you could use old Easter baskets for her to tear apart too.
They also sell puzzle toys that tend to keep your bird busy for a while. My lovebird likes this millet spray holder that is a challenge to get out the millet. It entertains her when she wants some of it lol.
I'm not sure about the craft store wood but, heres a link to safe and unsafe wood: http://www.mdvaden.com/bird_page.shtml
If you wanted to color it though, you could always use food coloring.
Posted 13 March 2012 - 04:51 PM
Here's a couple of websites that might be of interest to you.
And you might also be interested in buying bird toy parts in bulk and making your own, or even picking up some untreated pine from a hard ware store!
Posted 14 March 2012 - 11:42 AM
I also keep toilet paper rolls and paper towel rolls for her to chew.
Posted 05 December 2012 - 03:52 AM
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