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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 05-25-2014, 05:23 PM Thread Starter


 
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Smile boatload of toys for rescue!

i am finally done making toys for the parrot rescue! there is 28 in total. it was either make a few extra large toys or make a bunch of medium sized ones, so i went with making a bunch of medium sized ones because they have a LOT of parrots there

i don't have sizes for all of them, but they are much bigger than the budgies! all the of the material except the cardboard and wood (pine) is from mysafebirdstore.com

i will be making a separate thread with everything combines and the perches i made

guaranteed that these toys will be destroyed in a few minutes but the large parrots







coconut rope and paper in a wood candle holder


i made 3 of these


these are 6" cube foraging boxes with some different materials in them. i am also giving them a pound of mixed nuts for all of the foraging toys


this is a 6" cube that has a large vine ball in it and pieces of paper crumpled and covering the holes


my personal favorites!! the PVC foragers. the smaller one was a better size for the building wheel "lid" which can be easily lifter to get to the treats. paper straws cover the strings.


this is by far the heavies toy. the shell pod on the top and bottom are so heavy (and great for putting treats in). there is also java wood toy parts being sold at mysafebirdstore!


a small dried pod and "scoopers" toy


bigger version


and the tree all put together. all i have left to do it add 2 legs so it stands on its own


i bought 2 pine boards and i cut the whole thing in half and make a bunch of 2" and 3" pieces and some larger ones. i put the pieces with knots aside and then used a drill press to drill holes in all of the pieces. pretty professional looking, huh? i was so excited to make toys out of all of them!!


big toy


most of the wood ones are relatively small (good for medium birds). i didn't have enough hooks for all of them so they can all be put together to make a giant toy!






this is a big toy


another medium sized cardboard toy


**if anyone wants to know what some of the toy parts i ordered are like (size, shreddability, hardness) just ask!**

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Those are really cool! You're going to be making a lot of birds very happy

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i wish i could make more! they have so many birds

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Wow how great are these!?!? The birds will love them!

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I am sure they did I was so happy when I got there and then when I saw some of the conures that I always see on their fb page that I want, I almost started to cry. I held it in. It's hard to see 45+ parrots that have been living at a rescue for a few years and need a home. 2 of them were wild caught one of the conures was dancing and my eyes got watery

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Awww that's sweet! Do you go regularly to this rescue? If you do I bet you'll be able to see them playing with the toys you made

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No, that was the first time I went there.. Hopefully next time I go, I come home with a fid

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Great job Shelly and for a wonderful cause. I made a couple of toys for my budgies. now i'm inspired to try another. I was at a bird show and saw a toy-a little like an activity wall that I liked but I want to use different material. Now I'm going to find the parts and make it myself

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