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Old 12-20-2016, 03:27 PM
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Re: Need Ideas!

Quote: Originally Posted by SassiBird View Post
My black-capped three favorite toys. They are not deconstruct-able though.
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3 inch mailing tube cut to about 18" long. She loves to get it rolling with her inside.
Man, would I love to see that!
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Old 12-20-2016, 03:29 PM
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Re: Need Ideas!

The Bird Orbit that SassiBird shows is a huge hit. I have never removed it from their house as they use it constantly. All my birds go bonkers for Kabobs. Here is a link:
https://www.amazon.com/Wesco-Origina...ds=bird+kabobs

I get that small size for my GCC. I get the larger harder to shred for my Suns. The first day I put the regular one in for my Suns and in the morning it looked like it had rained bark. It was EVERYWHERE. So then I put another one in and it didn't last 10 minutes. So I found large round ones that last at least 2-3 days.. Also, if you look up foot toys on amazon they have all sorts of nifty little items. Good luck toy hunting
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Old 12-20-2016, 09:47 PM
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Re: Need Ideas!

Mango loves the balsa wood toys. I have bought several in different sizes and shapes. Currently she is working on one of the largest ones and has completely taken the inside out. Mango seems to get absorbed in these toys and is busy with one of them for a long time. Also, the balsa wood toys are destructible.
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Re: Need Ideas!

I have tried leather, paper, cardboard....no interest. I did buy a bolt, added and few washers and a nut at the end and he liked that.

He does have two foraging puzzles he likes. However, all he wants is sunflower seeds and I have to limit how many. He came from a pet store so he was raised on seeds, not pellets, so it has been struggle to get him to switch. I have also tried many kinds of fruits and vegetables, fresh and dehydrated, cut up in all sizes, even mashed, and he has been a stinker.

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Re: Need Ideas!

Yes, I tried Leggos as well as wood blocks and rings. No interest. TY for the idea!

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Old 03-03-2017, 11:49 AM
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Thank you all for the reply's and ideas! Debby
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Old 03-03-2017, 01:43 PM
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Re: Need Ideas!

Did you find anything new? My girl just figured out how to dislodge her small metal treat dish. Throwing that round is now her fav activity.
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Old 03-03-2017, 03:27 PM
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Re: Need Ideas!

I sometimes visit the hardware store(s) and buy a handfull of stainless steel stuff... washers, screws, nuts, 5-10 links of chains...
Online catalogs will have a more exotic selection.
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Old 03-16-2017, 05:01 PM
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Re: Need Ideas!

I found some possible metal element toys for you.
This is just one of them:

https://www.etsy.com/shop/HappyWings...hopheader-name
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Re: Need Ideas!

SassiBird: I love that bolt toy design! Looks simple to duplicate with hardware store parts, like GaleriaGila suggested.

I'd like to try taking a toy like that, on a longish bolt, and fastening it through a link in a hanging chain so it can swing back and forth. Even use several to make a ladder going up the chain.

With a collection of base parts (bird-safe chains and fasteners, nuts & bolts, etc), plus an assortment of accessories (bells, beads, washers), you can create endless configurations. Question is whether the bird will recognize old parts in new arrangements, and get bored with them.

Try looking up simple blacksmith puzzle designs of various difficulties... even if you don't find one made of safe materials, it might give you some ideas for designing your own out of existing parts, or even out of some thick stainless steel wire.
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