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DIY Shredding Toy

I recently bought three rolls of the plaited palm leaf as shown in this link http://www.myparrotshop.com/toy-part.../prod_353.html and have made numerous shredding toys using it.

I just cut off around six to eight 6" (15cm) lengths, push a hole through the centre of each length with a small screw driver, and thread them on a piece of stainless steel wire with a spacer each side, (you can use wooden beads as spacers). Add a little bell at the bottom and bend the top into a loop and attach it to the top of the cage with a stainless steel coupling.

They're a huge hit with all my flock, especially Tilly the cockatiel, who can totally destroy one in a day or two if she's in the mood.

I'll take a photo later and post it here.

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Here's a photo of one I made just now.

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That looks very nice John. I think I shall make a few of those for my little birds, it looks easy enough for me to try and make . Thanks for sharing


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Here's a photo of a completely different toy I've just finished making

This one is made from both old and new parts (I never throw away parts from toys that have been destroyed, and save them all for future DIY projects)

The leather is new, but everything else is being recycled. This one is made from two small discs cut from a coconut. The top disc has a centre hole, and four evenly spaced holes. The bottom disc, which is smaller, has a centre hole and three evenly spaced holes.

I simply cut off pieces of leather, threaded it through the holes in the coconut discs, threaded little plastic rings and animals I had from another store bought toy, and knotted the leather.

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Those look great!

- Alexandrine parakeets Holly, George, Koda & - Crimson rosella Kasumi Orange winged Amazon parrot Paulie
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You really have talent in making parrot toys, lucky birds!
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Thanks for the kind words ladies, it's something I enjoy doing, and the reward is watching them enjoy playing with the toys I make.

Here's another photo of an inexpensive toy I made using a coconut for two budgies I had some years ago now. I bought the coconut from the fruit and vege section at my local supermarket.

You can see a blue tail just sticking out of the coconut as the budgie is devouring the treat I left inside, while the other budgie waits his turn.



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Love it! Your other budgie looks impatient

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