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DIY: Parrots Choice Foraging Blocks

Posted by Kris Porter on 9/14/2020 to DIY Videos
DIY: Parrots Choice Foraging Blocks
Parrot's Choice Foraging Blocks are an excellent base to use to start building unique foraging toys for your parrot.  Perfect for inserting nutriberries, almonds, sliced veggies and decorating with fun toys parts.  

DIY: Macaw Bagel Base Bird Toy

Posted by Kris Porter on 9/14/2020 to DIY Videos

DIY: Bitty Bagel Footie Toy

Posted by Kris Porter on 9/14/2020 to DIY Videos

DIY: Pod Cup Foraging Bird Toy

Posted by Kris Porter on 9/10/2020 to DIY Videos

DIY: Banana Leaf Ring Bird Toy

Posted by Kris Porter on 9/10/2020

DIY: How to Make Curly Straws

Posted by Kris Porter on 9/10/2020 to DIY Videos

DIY: Stainless Steel Palm Flower Skewer Toy

Posted by Kris Porter on 9/10/2020 to DIY Videos

DIY: How to Work with O-rings

Posted by Kris Porter on 9/10/2020 to DIY Videos

DIY: Simple Foraging Box Toy

Posted by Kris Porter on 9/10/2020 to DIY Videos
Learn how to make a simple foraging box toy for your parrot with this instructional video.

DIY: Mahogany Pod Bird Toy

Posted by Kris Porter on 9/10/2020 to DIY Videos

DIY: Popcorn Vine Ball Surprise

Posted by Kris Porter on 9/10/2020 to DIY Videos

Zinc - The Monster in the Chat Room

Posted by Deb White on 9/9/2020 to Materials Safety
  If one topic can get folks riled up in the chat room about bird toy safety, it would be the topic of zinc. In this post I would like to add to the conversation and challenge the “conventional wisdom” currently lurking online.

Making DIY Bird Toys with Paper Products

Posted by Deb White on 9/9/2020 to Materials Safety

Wooden Bird Toy Parts

Posted by Deb White on 9/9/2020 to Materials Safety
Providing adequate opportunities for birds to chew is vital to their mental and physical well-being. In the wild, most parrots hollow out nest cavities in trees.  Chewing is an instinctual behavior for parrots and wooden toys are an

Are Plastic Bird Toys Safe?

Posted by Deb White on 9/9/2020 to Materials Safety
Bright, colorful plastic bird toy parts available in a wide array of interesting shapes can certainly add to the fun factor in our bird’s toys.   A variety of questions abound on the chat boards regarding the safety and potential toxicity

Bird Toy Cordage Safety

Posted by Deb White on 9/9/2020 to Materials Safety
Many types of cordage are available on the market but, they are not all safe to use in bird products.   Even the “safe” cordage can pose some risks if not properly monitored and maintained.   The purpose of this article is to review

Choosing Safe Leather for Bird Toys

Posted by Deb White on 4/13/2020 to Materials Safety
Leather undoubtedly adds an interesting dimension and great texture to bird toys. My greys especially love untying leather knots and gnawing on the leather straps. Toy-makers like using leather as it is often easier to work with and safer than many other types of cordage that can ensnare bird toes. But, is all leather safe? 

DIY: 7" Bagel Base Bird Toys

Posted by Kris Porter on 4/13/2020 to DIY Videos

DIY: Fatty Bagel Foot Toy

Posted by Kris Porter on 4/13/2020 to DIY Videos

DIY: Candle Cup Foraging Toy

Posted by Kris Porter on 4/13/2020 to DIY Videos

Is PVC Safe for My Bird?

Posted by Deb White on 4/13/2020 to Materials Safety
Since I have encountered a high degree of internet chatter among concerned bird owners, where many stated they would never give items containing PVC to their birds, this article takes a look at the “good and the bad issues” surrounding PVC and addresses some of the concerns bird owners may have.

Is Cardboard Safe for My Bird?

Posted by Deb White on 3/4/2016 to Materials Safety
Over the years, I've incorporated the use of a variety of boxes into my toy designs because my birds have always enjoyed destroying empty food boxes, corrugated boxes and paper towel tubes.  All of these items make for great bird toy components and they can also quickly serve as inexpensive and impromptu foraging devices. One of the topics that I often see being discussed on the internet is the question of whether it is safe to use cardboard in homemade bird toys.