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post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old 09-22-2012, 02:24 PM Thread Starter


 
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It's a healthy obsession

You would think I have more birds for all the toys I make.. But I just can't pass up a dollar store deal!

Everything was $1-$2!!!
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(foraging pill case, put a nutriberry in there and she goes nuts!)
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(jumbo cat balls!)

Dozens of toys for under $25!

I'll post toy pictures tommorow!



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Can't fault you for buying them at that price. It looks like you've got an eye for a bargain!
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I agree dollar store items make amazing bird toys I did the same with the pill case he learnt to open them within a few minutes, some others are buying baby toys I bought a bunch and he goes nuts for them I too did the cat balls I tie them to strings and he'll play with them I like the idea of the coin wraps can stuff goodies in there and he'll go nuts

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Bahaha ya I havnt put the pill box In yet but I'm sure she will figure it out!


Ice has gone through like 3 coin wrappers already what a tubby

I'm kinda wondering on the Popsicle sticks though.. They are dyed and I'm worried they could be dyed with toxic dyes!


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Ya I haven't bought any of those Phoenix is not really interested in wood toys he rather shred rubber toys lol try the plain ones that aren't colored those should be fine

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Bahaha ya I havnt put the pill box In yet but I'm sure she will figure it out!


Ice has gone through like 3 coin wrappers already what a tubby

I'm kinda wondering on the Popsicle sticks though.. They are dyed and I'm worried they could be dyed with toxic dyes!


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I am not sure if hey are toxic or not... I was worried about those as soon as I saw you had them... Can you return them for undyed ones? You can dye the plain ones yourself with unsweetened koolaid powder.
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I just won't use them, theres a couple non colored ones in there as well!


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That all looks like a lot of fun! That pill case idea is brilliant

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Here are all the toys I made from them. And some extra's

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(used part of an old cholla toy and hung a whole bunch of shredables on it. She already had been hanging off it!)

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Pill box forager

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Fuzzy swing

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Rope chew

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Foam bead star(will be watching her on this one to see if she eats the foam, if she does I'll trash it)

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Beads and strings

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Paper roller

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Coin roll ball

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Other half of the cholla toy!

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Dinosaurs!

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Popsicle stick chew(which is almost gone.. LOL)

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And all of them togethor- I had nothing to do today so I decided it was a toy making day,

Not bad for a days work, these should last a few toy rotations




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Awesome job... Just one suggestion with the paper roller not sure how you have it on there, but make sure it does not roll too easy or she may strip all the paper off and waste it... Nice toys, I am sure she will have lots of fun with those!
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Haha thanks!!

I learned that last time haha, she grabbed and pulled untill it was all along the bottom of her cage. Silly birds

I made it a bit tighter this time!


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you have an awesome imagination!
Bob is not playing at the mo.
He's having a sulk.
I will be spending money on him this month!

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I can't believe how good you are at making them! Have you thought about making toys to sell?

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Thank you!

I have actually, I just don't know where to start.. LOL


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If you are on facebook, make a page. Easiest way to start.
I have a free website for my jewelery.
It's with wix.
You pick a template then change it for your needs.
Here's mine.
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It's only free if you don't have ecommerce.
There's also where Abby sells her hats,
I can't remember its name.
You could make money from this, you're good.

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ya i guess i could try etsy- i think thats what its called

i dont know,i really cant see myself making money of these!! ahah


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Wow sounds like Ice is havin some fun!


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