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Last Post 29-08-2011 9:47 AM by  sue
Home made play gym
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28-08-2011 11:31 AM

     I had a brainwave for a play gym. years ago my mum had an old wooden maiden, i thought this would make a good play gym, have an assorted collection of toys to put on it, its all wood so it should be ok. thought i would check b4 adding all the toys to it!

    What do you think??

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    28-08-2011 12:13 PM
    The one thing that I can see that may happen - talking health and safety here - the whole thing will collapse if knocked and I would be worried that a parrot climbing over it and clinging to it may cause this to happen. I used to have one and had to change when I had my boys because they would try and play with it and it would collapse.

    I suppose you could try screwing or cable tying it to strengthen it, but it would still worry me.
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    28-08-2011 12:14 PM

     A brilliant idea - just be mindful that they can collapse, especially if your bird(s) chew one of the joints. Maybe there is a way of securing it?!? But just think of the potential - Well done. You've got me thinking now...

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    28-08-2011 12:24 PM
    That was my concern, gr has secured the bottom, birdie would be watched, if no good i can use as maiden, lol was just a thought, thats why posted to get your thoughts, xx
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    28-08-2011 12:45 PM
    An easy remedy would be to screw a wooden batten onto the end from bottom to top, screw it at every joint ant it'll be rock solid our ammies been on the wifes maiden today, just like that but metal, found her climbing up all the cloths having a right good time bless her.
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    28-08-2011 12:53 PM
    thanks Steve, will pass on job to gr, lol,x
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    28-08-2011 1:59 PM
    Been thinking about this airer. If you got a piece of wood for the floor space you could drill holes through the airer and then screw or bolt it to the base. This would secure it, I think. Hope this helps as it is a shame not to use it.
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    29-08-2011 2:14 AM
    thanks jonesy, gr will work on it to make sure it is 100% safe, seemed like good idea, lots to play with when all the toys added to it, x
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    29-08-2011 7:15 AM

    It is a good idea, you will get plenty of toys onto it.

    I have just bought a load of plumbing stuff to make an indoor perch tree thing yes very vague until I start building it.

    Will show you all when I have finished it, probably in 6 months

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    29-08-2011 8:48 AM

     look forward to seeing it when its finished, its fun trying to invent things, even with me bird yet!!!!

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    29-08-2011 9:41 AM
    I do like the idea of the play frame. A little support to strengthen it and will be great. Now all I gotta do is find one that isnt painted lol
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    29-08-2011 9:42 AM
    Fastastic idea for little birds, bet when you have modified it and made it secure they will love it
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    29-08-2011 9:47 AM
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    look on amazon thats where i got mine from,xx
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