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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 06-20-2012, 06:14 PM Thread Starter
 
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Toy ideas for a picky bird?

I've been trying to find some toys for my lovebird Purdy that he'll actually play with. He would much rather play with me all the time but when he does have to be in his cage, I'd like for him to be able to have toys that he'll play with. He mainly shows interest in toys that he can hide in, or ones that make noise or have a mirror on them. Any ideas for what he might like? Thanks, Joe
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Try cat balls! The ones with bells in them. I've seen quite a few Lovebirds that love them.



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I'm not sure if your bird is anything like mine but her favorite toys are any toys that I make myself! I've spent well over $150 on toys for this bird and all she wants are my handmade paper toys! She absolutely loves shredding paper up.. It keeps her entertained all day! Maybe you could try that?
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My lovebirds love newspaper tots. Just scrunch it into balls and stuff like that, it's one way of keeping them entertained

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I don't have a lovebird but I have a cranky little parrotlet who doesn't like anything at all. The only toy I've found that he plays with is a cotton rope ring. He taken it from stringy and fluffy to a big knotted mess. I probably should put the new one I bought in his cage but he would probably be traumatized by the change. I tried other rope toys in his cage and they are still untouched. He's like the little kid with the favorite stuffed toy thats torn and falling apart but you can't get them to replace it.
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Thanks for the ideas! Has anyone tried the Birdy Babble Ball for smaller birds?
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I know quite a few people on here have it and have said that you have to hit it really hard for it to do anything!
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I have a babble ball. There was a problem with them for a while with them not activating properly, but I think they've fixed most of them, although there are still a few bads ones floating around. If your intrested in one I can give you the link to the person on ebay myself and several others on here purchased ours from, he's aware of the problem and has them checked before sending them out.

My teils love theres, they play with it all day long.
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I wouldn't suggest those cat balls. The plastic is very thin and I know lovies love to chew... the bell inside is not safe.. not the proper metal and the slots in the bells can get caught on beaks and nails.

I have a toy website with all handcrafted toys that are all bird safe. Feel free to check it out if you like. www.parroteeliabirdtoys.com
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