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cool new shredder toy instructions!

this was made for a parakeet. the sizes would need to be increased for bigger birds

here is what you will need:
-jute (or bird safe) rope. i cut the rope to fit me cage for hanging length. cut extra just incase!
- a 'ring' cut off from a paper bag (1 1/2 inches then cut into 1 1/2 x 1 inch)
- printer paper (optional) (1 1/2 x 1 1/2 inckes)
-a clip to hang it with, mine was plastic chin that i cut a slit in
-beads
-cardboard squares (1 1/2 x 1 1/2 inches)
- hay
- a paper clip 'needle', shown in second pic
- and a cute and fuzzy rabbit named Snickers!!!!!



paperclip needle


thread the needle with one LONG string, folded in half. put on 3 (+) card board square to the desired length, knot at the bottom of the squares and take a second piece of rope and it it on the knot below the cardboard squares.


cut the paper bag ring into 1 1/2 in. x 1 in rectangles. i did not use this many, again it depends on the toy size. and just for texture i took the top off of 2 cardboard rectangles and later poked a hole in it.


i took the paper bag squares and folded them in half and but a slit in the folded side with scissors to make a hold to thread them on. once they were on i crinkled them.


i put the wavy cardboard in there too. when i got to the length i wanted i tied a knot, put a bead on (for color ) and tied another knot.


the next one was easy, put a bead on- tie a knot.. etc. remember that tying knot takes up a lot of rope!


the next one i took a cut square of printer paper, folded it in 1/2 2 time on the same side and pinched it in the middle to make it easier to knot around. also to make it easier, i tied the knot, then put in paper in, then tightened it.


then take on end and unfold it a little, to make it more interesting looking



so its more visually attractive, i put beads between the paper and knots


for the hay, i took a few pieces and i folded it in half to the desired length and i ,again, made the knot first, then put it in and tightened it


and just because i couldnt resist () i threaded some hay though the top cardboard


i pulled it through just enough to get the needle unhooked, then i pulled the other side to hide the hay on that side


and lastly, tie some extra pieces of rope at the top so no one gets there head stuck in there! and YOU. ARE. DONE!!!!

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Nice!!

Love the idea of making little "bows" with the printer paper and tying them on a string, Im going to do that right now!!


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That's a great idea! Thanks for sharing

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Nice!!

Love the idea of making little "bows" with the printer paper and tying them on a string, Im going to do that right now!!
hahahahahahahaha

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That's a great idea! Thanks for sharing
it was requested form a person on TB they asked my if i could design a shredder toy and post pics. if i make a thread on one bird forum, i usually do that same post on all the bird forums!

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Toy looks great. Is the paper clip plastic or metal??? If it is metal it is not bird safe. You can cause metal toxicity in your bird and they will die.


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the paperclip needle is metal with a plastic coating. it is just used to make the toys, its not actually part of them

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I just wanted to add that on top of you doing a great job on making those toys that your rabbit is absolutely adorable!



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thanks! she is a love. though she can be evil sometimes

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wow, that's a perfect shredder toy idea. and so easy to make! It looks good too!
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