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Orb swings I make

The first two are new swings I made this weekend. The last two were my first ones I made about a year ago. I used vet wrap to wrap the new ones. The old ones, I used crepe paper streamer and sisal rope so they took a little longer to make. The vet wrap is definitely faster and easier to use. I really love the bright colors on the crepe paper ones though. My birds love these no matter what I use on them. If you would like to know how to make them I think I have pics of instructions I can post.
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WOW! Those are terrific and I bet a lot cheaper than buying them like I did! My birds (Conure and P'let) both love theirs!

Would you please post instructions? Then when the ones I have get too beat up, I can use the wire to make new ones!

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those are AWESOME
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those look awesome im gana try make some toys now while itt school holiday

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OK I have instructions for the first ones I did. The second ones I added to it. So if you want to make one like the 2nd ones here are the instructions: You will need:
4 - 1/2" pvc 4way pieces
2 - 10' pieces of electrical flex tubing. Cut into 12" pieces. You will need 12 pieces. I have a pvc cutter for this that makes it very easy to cut but you can cut with a saw if needed.
crepe paper, sisal rope or vet wrap.

Drill a hole through one of the 4 ways for the chain to go through. Stick the cut up flex tubing into each 4way. No glue, nails or anything else needed. Then wrap whatever you choose to use around the pieces.
These are so easy to make. The pvc pieces are about .88 cents each and the flex tubing is about $3 per 10ft stick. The ones I made with crepe paper and sisal rope held up really well. My birds used them for about a year before I had to recover them. If you want to make these for a larger bird then buy everything in 3/4" and cut tubing a little longer (maybe 16-18" for each piece.) I made one of these for an Umbrella cockatoo that just loved his. If you want the fist version you will only need 2 pvc 4ways and cut the flex tubing to around 20-24" depending on the size you want. I have also had budgies that had no problems with these and loved them as well. I hope you guys find this easy to make and be sure to post pics if you do. I love to see other peoples creations! Good luck guys and happy toy making!
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Thanks so much! This will save me some $$$$!

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thanx im gana try make one

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Thanks so much for sharing I'm going to try to make one. I have one that I bought in the cage with my red rump and he loves it. I'm sure the linnies would love one too.
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They're much cheaper than buying them and the birds don't tear them up as fast. With the rope ones, my birds chew all the rope to pieces. With these, not so bad and they are easy to clean too. spray w/vinegar & water and wipe right off.
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WOAH! Those look great!




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Thanx Abby!
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