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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 07-23-2012, 10:15 PM Thread Starter


 
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Thumbs up cardboard shredder toy

here are the newest toys i made! i have them prepared them for when i split the fids into 2 cages for bonding

i cant wait to test them. they are east to make you just need:
-cardboard
- bird safe rope
-(optional) millet/ oat sprays/ cupcake liners (pink and white stuff sticking out of cardboard)



this one has 3 "legs" at the bottom. i cut the card board into triangles and squares. i used leftover pieces as 'spacers' shown on left leg. hopefully the oat spray will attract them. i took individual oats and shoed them in the cardboard.


this is the simpler of the 2. the bottom got a little messy and wast just supposed to have 2 squares at the end of the rope, but i got carried away with the knotting the pink stuff is cupcake liners. i cut them into 4ths to make more.



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Those look like a lot of fun! They'd be gone in a minute with my conures

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Same with my quakers!!!


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it would give them something to do!

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What rope do you use that is bird safe?
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You can use cotton, hemp or sisal as long as they are untreated... I buy hemp at Walmart in the craft section... Most of the sisal I have seen smells oily so I would not use it... And yes I smell the rope in the store before I buy it...lol
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I use hemp string in bird toys I have made.




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i use jute rope and i havent had a problem with it yet. on some other toys where i string beads, i use hemp. i want to find some safe cotton for butch (he likes sucking on some rope) and some sisal for lenny because he likes chewing. but i really dont know which local stores have safe rope


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