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Bird toy Brands to look for and to avoid?

Looking for some toys and bird treats for my GCC and budgies, and I'd like to hear advice from what kinds of -safe- toys and treats I should my birds(And recommended toys for Conures too).

I'd rather not actidently buy a cheap toy that had lead paint or something that might hurt or even kill my birds.

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The best way to know your toy has nothing harmful in it is to make it yourself!
You could go for more well-known brands, these companies usually have more of a good reputation and are willing to use better-quality and safer materials to maintain it. If your buying something off the internet, it can sometimes be useful to look at the reviews.
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Hey, I am new here, so I apologise firstly for just jumping in without an introduction.

I am also in Australia, so what I can access locally may differ from the US and UK etc. I buy toys from larger online ebay stores that specialise in birds, or from the Parrot Rescue Centre.

From personal experience, I have learned to stay away from any toys with rope on them. I lost a bird to rope ingestion; it was devestating.
If I buy a toy with rop on it, I cut it off before the birds go anywhere near it. I also only use rope perches and rope boings outside of the cage in areas that are always monitored.

My GCC is also an absolute menace. I cannot use the screw-close clips that most bird toys are hung with. She unscrewed one of those clips and then got it skewered in under tongue and out through the hollow of her lower beak. Horrendous issue. She has also been taught in jump rings. Decidedly has a suicidal streak, but she is my 'test bird' for many new things. If she can use it safely, I deem it truly bird safe (aka Elsie proofed).

I hang all of her toys using zip ties and remove the screw-closed clips.
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I have a nanday conure and she's very picky when it comes to her toys. she only likes wood toys, usually with bells, so when i got her a bird kabob and she loved it, i was surprised! wesco is a good company with everything being all natural and earth friendly! i'd say it'd be worth a try!

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