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Old 10-29-2012, 08:19 PM
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DIY foot toys!

hey guys. my quaker, Cooper, recently discovered all the foot toys in his foot toy bowl( the cage came with 3 bowls, i have, 1 food, 1 water and fill the other with toys). he especially loved these little acrylic shapes. i wish i bought more of those. to bad the store i got them is an hor and a half away...lol. when i go to get him cliped again maybe but anyways, he also likes soeme other things. like a star made out of natural vine, and "barbell" which he threw within a minute. i think the only reason he picked that up in the 1st place is because it have one of those shpes on the bar. once he realized he couldnt get it off, he threw it. So, anyways, i spent half my day picking up all his toys for him

but, my foot toy selection is limited. how do you make some of your foot toys? (quaker sized if possible, if bigger then ill scale it down i guess) maybe if you even have something like what i put above. or if you have a link to something similar to those shapes i would be greatfull!

please list the materials you use to make it and step by step instructions. a picture of the inished product would be nice. even better if you put step by step pics.


sorry for such a long post. thanks so much if you acually read
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Old 10-31-2012, 10:53 PM
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Re: DIY foot toys!

This is one we made for MAC.





A piece of Cholla, dowel rod and a couple of pieces of Pecan wood.

A variation with leather. MAC loves to chew leather.


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Old 11-01-2012, 02:24 PM
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Re: DIY foot toys!

thanks. ill try to scale that down to quaker sized if i get a good one ill send u a pic. anyone else with cool foot toy ideas?
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Old 11-01-2012, 02:57 PM
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Re: DIY foot toys!

what do you use to glue the dowel to the pecan wood?
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Re: DIY foot toys!

Bella and Zora love popsicle sticks. Simple, but they love it. =)
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Re: DIY foot toys!

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what do you use to glue the dowel to the pecan wood?

No glue. I just drill the hole so the dowel goes in very tight.
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Re: DIY foot toys!

Well for my quaker I cut up bits of cardboard in different shapes, offer sucker sticks and coffee stirrers, quaker sized wood beads with paper ribbon threaded and knotted
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Re: DIY foot toys!

cool. great ideas guys! ill try to get some beads and ill grab some coffee stirers from McDonalds or Burger King. a got a few questiongs though. since treated wood is bad, how do you know if popsicle sticks are safe? or if the wood they are made of is safe?
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Old 11-03-2012, 09:10 PM
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Re: DIY foot toys!

sorry to sound impatient. but how do you know if popsicle sticks are safe??? i want to get some things from the craft store tomorow and those are on my list( and a lot of them between making toys and just for foot toys ) so how do you tell? pleaselet me know by snday(hope fullyXD)


PS: what is a sucker stick? lol
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Re: DIY foot toys!

I would presume its safe since when you eat Popsicles the stick goes into your mouth , I've seen a lot of toys made out of pop sticks . Maybe you could call the company ?
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