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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 03-17-2012, 09:16 PM Thread Starter


 
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Fun cheap shreddable perch!

I was looking through all the DIY topics here, and I came apon the news paper swing thread.(invented by parrotletsrock)

I have tried this before.. But ice didn't like it very much.
So I set to work trying to find something that would work.

The only thing differently I did was instead of making a ring. I left it as a strip of newspaper.

I used plastic twist ties on the ends to secure it to the cage.

Ice LOVES IT! it will definitely give her something to do during the day

(just make sure u check for extreme wear and tear .. Don't want birdies falling from the perch

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And the link for the swing : http://www.lineolatedparakeet.net/do...aper-swing_410
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Hi Kennedy... that was me that "invented" the newspaper swing, my birds LOVE them and they are a very cheap toy... I have made them as a swinging rope and just attached one end tot he top of the cage and my birds live hanging on it and chewing it also... glad you like the idea!!
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OH WOW THAT WAS YOU??

well that explains why its n the parrotlets forum

thanks very much for the idea!!!
ill include your name ^^^^^


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Awesome! I'll have to make some more perches and swings for my tiel tonight! So easy!
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That's such a good idea!!! Thanks for sharing and thanks parrotletsrock for inventing it!

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Your quite welcome... It just came to me one day.. So I tried it!
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Thats really cool daisy was just experimenting with the idea for dexter and pickles
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I made a bunch of perches!

- Alexandrine parakeets Holly, George, Koda & - Crimson rosella Kasumi Orange winged Amazon parrot Paulie
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That looks really neat! I'm going to try making that too

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Ooh everyone likes them .. And im sure there birds will to


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I don't like my birds eating all that ink from the newspapers, not good. You should only use plain white paper.

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Hi Julie, the birds don't actually eat the paper... They chew it up and spit it out. The ink in newspapers is now soy based and bird safe, however if your bird actually ingests the paper I would not allow them to have paper at all, white or newspaper.
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Hi,


Would you chew something that was poisonous?
And then spit it out? Sort of like the tobacco theory. I'm not sure of the soy ink with all newspapers
I don't want to risk my birds getting sick from a toy. Afterall they look to us to care for them
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Would you chew something that was poisonous?
And then spit it out? Sort of like the tobacco theory. I'm not sure of the soy ink with all newspapers
I don't want to risk my birds getting sick from a toy. Afterall they look to us to care for them
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I give them to my birds every now and then and they love them. White paper is really no better, it has many chemicals and bleach in it to make it white. I guess it all boils down to each individual making the choice for their birds whether they think it is safe or not. That can be said for any food or toy we give them.
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The inks in almost all newspapers are safe http://www.naa.org/en/About-NAA/News...f-Terms.aspx#i (look at ink toxicity), in fact it seems they are safer than children's toys! (at least in the USA)

If you're still unsure about the newspaper you use, there's a way to tell http://www.ehow.com/how_7699090_test...see-toxic.html.

Most concerns about ink toxicity are outdated and are just recycled through the internet

Birds usually just shred the paper and if your bird is eating the paper, then a more immediate threat would be the newspaper causing a blockage rather than any threat of ink toxicity.

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Newspaper perches are a nice idea. But I would be afraid when the bird nibbles and destroys the perch it falls down.
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Newspaper perches are a nice idea. But I would be afraid when the bird nibbles and destroys the perch it falls down.
I make swings out of braided newspaper.. It is twisted quite firmly and gets quite strong... My birds do chew thru it after a while, but seem to sense when it is getting weak and have never fallen.
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We each have our own opinions regarding which kind of paper (if any... I'm hesitant now that I read this, LOL!) is safest for our fids. Not that any of you are being necessarily unfriendly, but I just wanted to remind everyone to stay kind to one another.




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