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Lightbulb Berivan's toy thread

Here is a simple and fun toy DIY thread it will be updated
and edited with more toys for different kinds of birds!

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What You'll Need:

-Small or medium sized binder clip
-White or recycled paper (1 or 2 sheets)
-Scissors

Steps:


Step 1: Cut the paper long-ways into strips about 1/4 inch (.5 cm) wide. (1 or 2 sheets should be enough, but use as many as you want!)



Step 2: Clamp the strips with the binder clip.



Step 3: Curl the strips using the sharp edge of the scissors.



Step 4: Once all the strips are curled, attach the clamp in the cage (or play gym or anywhere else) and watch your budgies have fun!






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Oh my this is a REALLY REALLY REALLY good idea.
I'm going to do this right now!
My female, Scrabble loves shredding things.

Wow you have a real creative mind.
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Please please, PLEASE post some more great ideas.
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Now I am shaking my head and thinking why didn't I think of that? Great idea.
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Here is a simple and fun toy DIY thread it will be updated
and edited with more toys for different kinds of birds!

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The cloud

What You'll Need:

-Small or medium sized binder clip
-White or recycled paper (1 or 2 sheets)
-Scissors

Steps:


Step 1: Cut the paper long-ways into strips about 1/4 inch (.5 cm) wide. (1 or 2 sheets should be enough, but use as many as you want!)



Step 2: Clamp the strips with the binder clip.



Step 3: Curl the strips using the sharp edge of the scissors.



Step 4: Once all the strips are curled, attach the clamp in the cage (or play gym or anywhere else) and watch your budgies have fun!




(This is a budgie toy)

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Berivan
I am SO making this tomorrow!

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I might add more today!
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Wow great toy idea!
I'm going to make this for both my budgies and sun conure since they all love shredding things

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Wow....that is both cute and clever. I'm going to try it.
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Spider toy

Materials:
  • Cardboard
  • Toilet paper (unscented)
  • Straws
  • Shoelace or cotton rope
Instructions:
  1. Take some cardboard and cut them into squares, putting a hole in the middle of every one.
  2. Take some straws and cut them into different sizes.
  3. Take some toilet paper, making sure it is unscented, and cut them into shapes (I made circles), putting a hole in the middle of each.
  4. If you want the toy to be like a spider, this is very easy to do. Take shoelace (unused) or cotton rope and fold it in half. Take another strip and do the same; you now have four "spider legs." If you wish, you can add more "spider legs" but I stopped at four.
  5. Now string the cardboard, straws, and toilet paper together. You can make a pattern or just string them at random. Tie the ends of the shoelace/cotton rope and you're finished


Note: All hand models are either my grandmas hand or my moms.






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A boing

Suppies You Will Need Are:
cotton rope - (lets use 10 feet – for a large boing for Amazon size birds)
wire - stainless steel would be best & if your bird chews you should probably consider using that (we’ll use 10.5 feet)
caps - for the top & bottom (you can use plastic ends for chair legs) drill 2 holes, the size of the wire
glue - (hot glue gun is best)
pliers – to bend the wire at the top & bottom

Make sure the ends of your rope are secured so it does not unravel on you.




You want to get the wire, up through the rope so that you can do the top end. Loosen the twist on the rope a little and insert wire and push through. Push it through one cap also.


Using pliers, bend the wire back, making a loop and put the end back into the cap. Leave enough sticking up to attach something to hang it up when you’re finished. Use the glue gun to partially fill the cap with glue and put the rope firmly into the cap. This picture shows the beginning of a toy added on top of the cap and if you want to have a toy here, put the wire through the toy before doubling it back down through the toy again & into the cap.

You can then trim the frayed ends of rope and are doing great with the BOING.

Now its time to wrap the rope around the wire. You do this with a twisting motion, you twist the natural weave of the rope to loosen it, like we did when first inserting the wire, and then you close the natural weave of the rope around the wire. You do this until your rope is all done....down to the end.
At this point, you are almost finished. The end of your rope looks much like the top end did. Cut any excess wire off that you won't need for finishing the end.
Think how you want to finish it. You will now probably need to loosen your rope on the wire a bit, so you can pull it down to the end of the wire and insert the end through, just like at the top. The bottom end is not as important as the top end because it doesn't need to hold the rope up in place. I often finish with the end caps so you put the wire through one hole in the end, bend it, and if you want a bell at the bottom put the bell on the wire now, and insert end back into cap. Again, you can glue your rope in the cap. This time I didn't use a cap, instead I used a large wooden ball. I thread some of the rope through the ball and the wire and made a loop in the wire to hold it. I then tied knots in many of the rope strands so the rope wouldn't untwist and put a few little babbles on some of the rope strands. Watch what length you leave the strands. You don't want this to become a dangerous toy for catching toes.
The only thing left to do now is to bend your Boing into the shape you desire and finish any toys you may have put on the Boing.
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aww, the format of the boing toy didnt come out right!
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Wow what great ideas!! I'll have to try them! Your'e only 12 yrs old? I'm impressed!!
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Thanks melinda!
It really is easy..

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Just to give you guys ideas here are other
bird toys other people made from other sites....

All below are from talkparrotlets.com







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P.S. permission was recieved from maker
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I have a paper shredder that will cut the paper for me. In fact there's allot there right now. Great idea. I hope it goes over better than the toilet paper roll. Millie and Niblet just looked at it and went to the other side of the cage and stayed there *sigh. I took it out.
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Thanks for the ideas
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Wow such great ideas! I got lost in the boing one haha, it was complex. HEHE i would love to make it though. Im going to have to carefully read it again.
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Okay i think i got it except for the caps. Once you put the palstic caps on the end how do you add the wood thing at the top and hang it?
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To hang you can use normal clips ( make sure they are safe )
Well my plastic cap has holes to put the clips on.
The wood thing is just a toy it isnt really needed

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Thanks! That makes sense!
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the first toy is so simple and brilliant!
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