Cheapest Toy on Earth!
Posted: 26 June 2007 08:16 PM   [ Ignore ]
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Ethel one of my blue and golds is more wild than tame—-she loves to scream, get in trouble….

Her favorite toy by far is a roll of adding machine tape strung on a piece of stainless steel chain.  We hang it up for her and she literally unravels almost a hole roll a day—-rips it, throws it, chews on it…...easy entertainment!

I buy it by the case from the wholesale store (here in the states) called “Sam’s Warehouse Club”.....I think it is around $6 a case.

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Posted: 27 June 2007 03:54 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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Hello Mary,

This sounds like a great idea - I’ll suggest it to parrot keeper Louise who can try it out with some parrots at Paradise Park and see if she wants to add it to her DIY, ‘cheap as chips’ but great fun ideas.  I know that she has already set about creating paper mache globes (set around balloons which are removed later) for our ‘parrot pampering’ event on Sunday.  These are filled with treats like fruit, nuts or different texture chews, which are discovered when the parrot tears away the paper.

Is it just Ethel who enjoys this or have your tried it on other birds?  Are you happy leaving her with the paper roll or do you keep watch when she is ripping and chewing?

Alison

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Posted: 27 June 2007 07:51 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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No, this keeps them busy for hours…I don’t feel I need to watch them (but often do!) smile

All of my birds are offered this to play with—-Ethel is the one that truly “gets into it” and enjoys herself.

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