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We love us some slinkies. Do your birds love slinkies?




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That looks so fun! Aren't you concerned about entanglement though? I actually looked at a heart shaped slinky yesterday but thought my bird would get himself tangled in it. However, I have a bfa which is a bit bigger than your little guy in the pic
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I was thinking the same but as they can be separated I don't know whether a bird would get caught up too easily anyway. I've not used them in my cages but I may invest in one for the aviary

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I was thinking the same but as they can be separated I don't know whether a bird would get caught up too easily anyway. I've not used them in my cages but I may invest in one for the aviary
Because they can move, the birds can't get stuck.

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I must admit we Germans are sceptical about plastic toys, because we are concerned that the birds nibble and swallow parts of it.
We prefer natural materials so we would buy something like this:

http://www.zooplus.de/shop/nager_kle...hoehlen/161034
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I must admit we Germans are sceptical about plastic toys, because we are concerned that the birds nibble and swallow parts of it.
We prefer natural materials so we would buy something like this:

http://www.zooplus.de/shop/nager_kle...hoehlen/161034
Yeah I know what you mean. Some of the soft plastics, I stay away from. These slinkies are so hard I don't think small birds could break pieces off. I have had these slinkies for a year and a half and never had a piece chewed or broken off. If I had a larger bird, even a caique or conure, I don't think I would let them play with it. Poop just rinses right off, which is a pro in comparison to natural materials.

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A German proverb says: Different countries, different manners!

None of the setup styles must be better or worse, they are just different.
This is a typical German setup for old linnies who need comfortable furnishings.

Tiergerechtes Vogelheim für kleinere Sittiche / Comfortable bird cage for little parrots - YouTube
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Because they can move, the birds can't get stuck.
That's what I meant by they can be separated I worded that weird

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I've used slinkies with my small birds and they love it. Loki sleeps in the slinky every night when he has a lovers quarrel with Kaiko I've never had them get stuck in it, but I also always check to make sure the end of the slinky is up at the top. I can see a band getting stuck on that loose end of a slinky.



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