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The simplest things...

I spend a lot of time making toys for Percy but it seems he is most interested in the offcuts from the cable ties I use to attach them to his gym or cage...

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LOL - I have found that they enjoy free or very inexpensive and easy stuff just as much as the priciest and most elaborate toy so I hardly ever bother anymore.
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O yes, I also share this experience.
I bought expensive toys at the pet store, but their favorite one is an old ugly self made toy from cherry branches and rope.
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Oh yes, free and inexpensive things are much better than that store bought stuff Veru cute, thanks for sharing

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Like the others said, the silliest things make the best toys!!




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Please do not use cherry tree wood for parrots, it's toxic when it's fresh (because of the sap) and some people say it should be fairly safe when dry but, personally, I would not use it at all -lots of other perfectly safe woods out there.
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Sorry, Bibi, but I've never heard of that.
In all bird forums I know cherry tree is regarded as bird safe.
Can you tell where you got this information?
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Bibi, was your comment just a general caution? I didn't mention any wood in my post and I'm a bit confused?
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But I mentioned cherry tree.
I researched a bit.
There is a data base of toxic plants at the University of Zurich (Switzerland).
In this article a doctor of the University explains the misunderstanding about cherry tree: She says only the nucleus of the fruits contanins cyanide, the wood and the leaves are non toxic and safe for pets:

http://www.zza-online.de/artikel/030457.html
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I have some toys they never bother with. Yet a piece of paper keeps them entertained best. Next is pen top caps, and the piece of plastic that opens a bottle.

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But I mentioned cherry tree.
I researched a bit.
There is a data base of toxic plants at the University of Zurich (Switzerland).
In this article a doctor of the University explains the misunderstanding about cherry tree: She says only the nucleus of the fruits contanins cyanide, the wood and the leaves are non toxic and safe for pets:

http://www.zza-online.de/artikel/030457.html
Ahhh, now I've caught up
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