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Speaking of play areas....

So since i have bought an expensive cage we are trying to use what we have to make another play area. I made this Thursday. Hope it gives you some ideas. I used a grapevine cagetop play area for the main part and a snow saucer for the base.
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Cool!!!!


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Very cool!

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That's fantastic! I LOVE it!

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Thanks guys it was fun to make! Cricket is very helpful, stealing all the orange beads! Snow saucers come in handy for poop control!

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Shelly that is SO cool. One quick question. Where did you get the plastic Slinky you have in your Castle?



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Bob -

I know you didn't ask me (hee hee), but you can find plastic slinkies easily on line -- Amazon has them, here's a 2-pak:

I hang one horizontally in my Parrotlet's cage and she runs through it and over the top of it.

For Libby, I thought it'd be a little too small, so she has one or two of those yellow plastic coils, which I also hang horizontally. I also wound beads and toys onto it, so she has stuff to play with as she runs along. It looks like this:

You can also find these at lots of places on line.

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Thanks Joanne, I did a search for them, and actually saw the ones at Amazon, I just didn't know if they were the same ones, and were safe for birds.



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Mine are plastic, I wouldn't get the metal ones (if they even make them like that any more -- they were metal when I was a kid, back in the stone ages!). You could always go to some bird toy sites and see if they carry them. I wasn't too worried in Angelina's (Parrotlet) cage, but with a bigger beak, the plastic could be broken and/or chewed. Something to consider.

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That's really cool!

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Bob, the one in the cage is a dollar store thing. Look for them all over and if you don't see them ask someone. It is always in the last place you would look. They have had them in all the dollar stores i have been to. Then when i went last time they had some little ones in the party favor section so i got them too. If you can't find them i would be happy to get one for you and send it in the mail. I know how it is when you really want something and cant find it in your area. Let me know.

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Thanks Shelly, I got one at the Dollar Store, for $1. They seem really thin, and I think Maxx is going to bite right through them in no time. He has been playing with it, so for a buck, it was well worth it. I don't think he would be able to run through it though.

Where do you find the thicker coil type plastic slinkys?



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Yep, the plastic ones only are safe for birds. You can find them for $1 at Target too.

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You could try toys are us. So far Cricket hasnt broke his and it has been in there a while. But some birds are bigger chewers than others.

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Yeah Scully chewed up a whole washer detergent cap in about 4 days!


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Yep bigger bird bigger beak and more bite. That's why i stay with the little ones.

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