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Old 03-10-2012, 10:59 AM
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Foot Toys?

Oh so i get the different types of toys. Between the foraging, shredding/chewing, problem solving...but what about the foot toys?
Do you put them inside the cage? I would assume they get dirty quick at the bottom, so do you just wash them daily? Is it a sanitary issue? Or do you keep them out and play with it outside of the cage? And do you throw it toward them, or fetch, or do you just hand it to them? lol im sorry for such a novice question!
And what size is good for an eclectus?

And while im on toys, i heard eclectus are not hardcore chewers. The best toys for them are cockateil sized chewing toys or large toys made of soft woods? Is this true?
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Re: Foot Toys?

I have a large bowl in Codies cage whcih are full of foot toys!! She also has alot in the Bowl on her playstand!! She tends to play with foot toys more than anything else!!
You will get to know which yours likes best... I have found that Codie tends to like things like Yoghurt Pots and small budgie type balls ... Her favourite are the small wicker type balls that she can shred.. another fav is empty toilet roll tubes... I have spent pounds on different foot toys, but she still goes back to the simple ones!! Another one that keeps her amused for hours are hair scrunchies lol

Sometimes they do get messy, if so, I just put them in the sink and scrub them
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Re: Foot Toys?

Thank you! I have 0 creativity so i didnt even think about finding things around the home. I'm sure my bird will though lol. I have been looking at stores and online at all the options and i was so confused about what to do with them. a bowl in the cage is a great idea. a little bird toy box!
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Re: Foot Toys?

Definitely don't throw them at the bird, lol! That will probably scare it half to death. I leave them in the bottom of the cage (a bowl is a good idea). I also hand them to the birds when they are out. Even little blocks of wood are good ones. And popsicle sticks (clean, unused).
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Old 03-10-2012, 03:28 PM
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Re: Foot Toys?

lol yeah that sounded bad...i meant toss them TO them. like you would a cat
our pet store has those wooden childs blocks with the numbers and letters on them. i will have to pick up a few!
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Re: Foot Toys?

There are so many things that you can give them to play with. Mine get wine corks, clothespins, paper towel rolls, paper cups, plastic drinking straws, new, unused wooden spoons, small cardboard boxes, whatever has no dyes, paint, unknown metal, glues, or other chemical additions.
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Re: Foot Toys?

I wouldn't toss them either. You can roll them around on a table or the floor and see if they want to go after it. But, often birds are afraid of new things so I try to introduce them as nicely as possible. Today I gave Pete a new perch and he sat at the bottom of the cage cowering. I finally had to take it out again.
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Re: Foot Toys?

You can also roll some of those things around the house Bill talks about in a coffe filter for a foraging idea. You can hang a clean, unsprayed basket in the cage with various safe items. The other day I had Rosie in the kitchen and I took many things out of the drawers that would be safe for her. She loves to pick them up and toss them on the floor. 2 yr. old child? Of course.

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Re: Foot Toys?

Eclectus are a funny parrot to entertain. They can be rather reserved, my eccies are not into playing as such but love to chew fresh branches of a bottle brush tree. They love toys that they can press a button & hear sounds. They also love hanging off boings. Bells are another favorite. The little wiffle balls are fun to chase as well. So i find myself in the baby department of Big W looking for suitable toys for my birds. Rattles, teething rings & they are reasonably priced.
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Re: Foot Toys?

ok lol so playing catch is out of the question. The coffee filters sounds fun, i have tons sitting around now since we just switched to the keurig (yum).
I never even thought about baby toys! i have so many bagged up from my kids its unbelievable. im guessing i can clean them with the white vinegar. Thanks for all the great ideas!
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