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Old 02-22-2014, 09:21 AM   #1
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Maybe this has been posted before but I found it helpful with lots of great ideas! What I found surprising was the comment on paper towels since there are quite a few of us that use them for playtime.

http://www.wingsofhope-nj.com/buying..._birdtoys.html
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Old 02-22-2014, 11:10 AM   #2
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Excellent article - thanks for sharing!
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Old 02-23-2014, 09:21 AM   #3
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Great article, thank you. I've been making a lot of new toys this weekend and the article mentioned one thing that apparently I'm doing and shouldn't.

"Be careful of clips and rings (lanyard type clips - the kind that are kind of tear drop shaped with the sides of clip overlapping and open by squeezing the sides of the clip and close again when the pressure is released). These can trap beaks and toenails. Split rings (key chain rings) are also notorious for trapping beaks on parrots. Parrots are at a much greater risk from these than other birds due to their beak strength and dexterity. C-links or "Quick Links" are a much safer choice."

I have about 6 different styles of clips, all in different sizes/colors. Some are the key chain style, I also have the C-Links and Calibre styles as well but it looks like perhaps I need to rethink some of my designs.
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Great Article! Yes sometimes we have toys and nothing happens and then all of a sudden one of our birds some how gets caught in the case of a laynard clip. We figure we have always used it it's ok but then it happens. So very good article.
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Good article! My birds really like peanut butter spoon. I put a thin layer of PB on a stainless steel spoon and dip it in bird seed then hang it in their cages with clothes pins. Azuoi will lick his clean in a day so I hang it in a spot that is difficult to reach and he has to work for it.

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Good article! My birds really like peanut butter spoon. I put a thin layer of PB on a stainless steel spoon and dip it in bird seed then hang it in their cages with clothes pins. Azuoi will lick his clean in a day so I hang it in a spot that is difficult to reach and he has to work for it.

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Great idea! I'll have to give that one a try!
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