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Last Post 19-09-2011 12:44 PM by  sky 1
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SharonL
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08-06-2009 1:43 PM

Certainly is a good excuse.

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08-06-2009 1:52 PM
i dont have too much of a problem with toys at moment, but will all change if I get more birdys lol as candi doesnt show much interest in toys although she does love the challenge of getting the lid off an empty pringles tub, so have been using those to stuff with goodies but once she has lid off loses interest lol
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09-06-2009 6:23 AM
Old denim jeans cut into, strips abou 1 inch x 4 inches, threaded thickly onto the chains of old toys to form a ball, mine love these, also plaiting them in a rope. Dog tug rope is Ruby's fav,she is totally in love with it, she preens, snuggles and talks to it, then puts it over her back at bedtime and goes to sleep.Her other fav is a hollowed out coconut that was a bought toy but she has had it for three years and taken all the bits out of it now, she doesnt destroy this, but uses it to talk into , its so funny watching her, coz it echoes, and she loves hearing her own voice. "her very own microphone lol".
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09-06-2009 11:45 AM
Would love to see some pics of peoples play rooms and gym areas please x
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09-06-2009 2:50 PM

I think  that would be a good idea for a new thread. I have seen a few photos scattered over the website, but to have them all together would be great.

Anyone agree??

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09-06-2009 7:18 PM
Sounds great to me - start it off someone - Shell maybe?
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09-06-2009 8:36 PM
my play room's the living room an dining room..lol...
there's wooden perch's right across both front windows....
rope across the double doorway...
rope from doorway to opposite walls ...
it ok if your not over 5ft 2...lol..
and you can't have dinner at table if birds are on the rope lol.
(the ropes unhook and hang down 1 wall , when the bird's are in there cages)
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13-06-2009 10:18 PM

Hi all

I have a good excuse for keeping  tonic stocked up for  the Gin my Jardines Mac loves playing peek a boo with the box that the small tins of tonic come in.

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14-06-2009 4:06 AM
Seems a good enough excuse to me Ruth LOL!
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14-06-2009 8:57 AM
My dining room is now my bird cage room and play area, my lounge is there lounge to join us whenever they have finished vandalising the now bird room, I have an extra large jave tree hanging with alsortss for them to play on, but they still prefer the wood door frames and walls
My one aim is to serve the parrots in my care, to help those to weak to defend themselves, and bring alittle happiness into their lives, I prefer parrots to people but can handle them in moderation :)
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16-03-2010 1:55 PM
My Nellie CA.G.Loves shoe boxes filled eith shredded paper, I hide nuts, foot toys, wood chew blocks e.c.t. in the box & she spends ages going through it all. Only problem is she wont get out of the box until shee is 100% she got everything!! . I put toilet roll middles hanging around with paper stuffed in the ends, they have to get the ball of paper out to get to the treat inside. Ialso made some little foraging pots from yogurt pots, hang them & put treats in.A good one too is wrapping treats in paper & hiding them around the birds cage, area, playstand. They have to find them & unwrap them to get the treat. I recently got a large shallow plastic reptile type basking bowl which a fill with water in the morning for them to splash in. Once they have finished I dry it & fill it with shredded paper, treat boxes e.c.t. It really seems to have boosted their interst in toys & they get excercise too! They all have wooden parrot toys too but i find these little cheap & easy ones are far more appreciated. I rope everyone in & my freind has combated a life long Grey plucking problem by using these toys as distraction.
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17-03-2010 2:39 AM
i get a big cardboard box take all the sides of cut them in to little stipes ,get loads of paper rip it all up along with cat playball with bells in food treats and i also hang toys from the top of the box which i place on the floor on its side and jd loves it ,,charlie hates it ,,,,but for charlie i screw paper up into little balls and throw them next to him on the floor and he will pick them up with his beak and throw them and he does this for about 30 minutes and when he has had enough he walks of ,,,
will never turn a living creature away from my door and heart for has long has i live
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17-03-2010 5:42 AM
No no no....don`t make your toys, buy them....from ME!!! Lol
We stuff loo roll tubes with shreaded paper for the smaller birds, and, if supervised, Harley likes a ball in a sock!! He spends ages trying to get the ball out!!
Our Flock....... Oliver-Greenwing Macaw River and Diesel-Harlequin Macaws Maxwell and Molly-Scarlet Macaws Matilda and Dylan-Blue and Gold Macaws Phoebe-Catalina Macaw Harley and Lucas-Severe Macaws www.scarlettsparrotessentials.co.uk
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17-03-2010 11:53 AM
some great ideas,this could save me loads,shell you will have to come to my place when my bird room is ready for dressing
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17-03-2010 12:36 PM
Don't worry Scarlet- my boy won't touch anything home made. So demoralising when I have spent hours constructing a "creation". I will always need you!! lol
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17-03-2010 12:48 PM
Me too Scarlett, haven't got an artisitc/creative bone in my whole body!!
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17-03-2010 12:48 PM
Me too Scarlett, haven't got an artisitc/creative bone in my whole body!!
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17-03-2010 1:21 PM
i will still be soending with you to scarlett,i just carnt help my self,lols
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21-03-2010 8:50 AM
I've made really simple forage toys out of cardboard box's and shredded paper for my Kakariki's... I also bought some Parrot Toy making parts from ebay (Leather Squares, Leather String, Clips) and from a Hebedashery seller I got Leather String and Various Wooden beads... fairly cheap... I made a hanging toy with some of the parts and they loved to chew at the leather and the beads until they learnt how to untie it and the whole thing fell down lol but no matter I just pick all the bits up and tie it all up again... and they can destroy it again.. my Kakariki's don't seem that keen on alot of commercial toys.. I bought a string of 4 "cat type" balls as I had read they like these toys... they just get ignored... maybe I should pull them apart and let em play football on the floor. I bought them a figure of 8 mirror thing with a bell on the bottom.... Widget twiddles with the mirrors very occasionally and lil Laughing boy shows no interest at all 8-) Their favourite commercial toys are a wooden star with plastic beads round it and ropey tassles hanging out the bottom... so I bought another similar toy last weekend... a wooden heart with wooden tassles and bells verdict they like it but I think I'm going to concentrate on making more of my own toys for them as some commercial toys are quite dear for what they are and there's no guaruntee that your birds will like them! :-/
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05-01-2011 12:32 PM

I am a new member and have found all this info and the cheeptoys link absolutely brilliant.  thank you all.  I'm on a mission to make new toys for Enzo my Grey to happily destroy. 

 

 

Tina & Enzo
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