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Make your own treats/cooked foods/veggie mashes, they are healthier and a fraction of the price. I freeze mine and they last months. The recipes I use are not difficult at all. Buy toys from the small animal section of your local pet store. They are much cheaper and birds tend to like them more.
Where should I shop(Any specific Online or Off-line Stores)? My favorite store is Happy Wings on Etsy. Great customer service and also great prices. Local bird marts and ebay are also places where I get a lot of toys as they are more than 50% off. Some other place are Parroteelia Bird Toys and Amazon. I have also got some plastic links, foraging bins, and dog rope toys that I plan to make stuff with from the dollar store.
DIY Bird Supplies (How To Make Them)? If you buy toy parts you can tie them to perches and get creative. The toys don't have to be fancy. A lot of people also give their birds natural branches as toys. They love chewing n them and peeling off the leaves, etc. You just have to make sure that the tree is bird safe and no pesticides were used. You can also bake it in the oven to remove germs for about 10 mins at 150F. Another great thing that birds love as a make shift play gym is a basket. You can tie toys to it etc. All my birds love baskets and plastic slinkies. Slinkies can be used as boings too and they come in jumbo sizes. Baby links and small plastic kid toy links are great as toy hangers and to use to connect things to other things, i.e. foot toys to a basket, etc.
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Last edited by 4thebirds; 07-11-2014 at 12:24 PM.