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toys, little tree, and foraging area

i don't think i have posted all of these toys yet, so sorry if they are repeats. as always, i get my toy parts from mysafebirdstore.com

this is a 6" (?) wreath


i have found that it is easy to make simple "busy toys" by putting things in palm and vine springs




out of all of MSBS's vine products, my guys seem to like the vine cornucopias the best and the vine rings in the first busy toy pic


finger traps are always a favorite


this is a wooden candle holder, finger traps, coconut rope, paper string and pacifiers






this is my cage top foraging area. i have a seagrass mat folded in half (that fell of my wall due to warm weather and an evil paint-peeling command hook), a branch and gym. i just added a roll of toilet paper (dollar tree!) and the white ball with a hole in it is actually "paper mache" with just a balloon mold and toilet paper and water (deflate the balloon when the toilet paper is dry). pickle loves sticking her head in when there is things in it. i also put egg cartons and balsa wood in the gym for pickle to keep busy (which usually dent work!). i also have some plastic balls and what not. i hope to get a bowl with sprouts there soon

(don't mind the dirty cage! i didn't clean them beforehand )







"i see the light at the end of the tunnel!.. oh.. its just bobby.."


pickle with her head in the toilet paper ball


i had this branch for a while and i have been trying to think of something to do with it. today i tried a few different things and tried to make it a hanging gym, which was a fail..


so, after a lot of tying and re-tying, i finally got it to stay up and balanced. i currently don't have the room for this tree gym, but i might be making the foraging area different and i will put this there. (these are the kinds of mini trees that i tell people about instead of having giant trees like me)

its a little awkward, but it is sturdy


i was hoping to add more branches, but i don't have any cut and cleaned ones. i did put some loops so i can hang toys

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I bet they love that. Looks good.

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Gorgeous how you create all these toys and accessories.
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You're so creative! It all looks great

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the cherubs love it i am going to get some "big" and heavy ceramic bowls for food and water to put on top of the other cage. hopefully they will be heavy enough that pickle can't drag them off the edge ( ).

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Your birds are so lucky with how you spoil them! All of those toys look fantastic!



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I took the new little tree and put it in the place of the colorful gym. I cleaned the colorful gym with avi clean and all the coloring started coming off! I'm not sure if I want to keep it or not...

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