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    Purchasing Bird Toy Parts

    Hello,

    I was considering buying some bird toy parts from Ebay, because its much cheaper than buying from an online bird store. However I am worried about getting something that might make my birds sick.

    I was considering Beads, is there anything I need to worry about or are beads pretty much safe.

    Also I was considering wood shapes and string, These are a little more risky I think, because they might not be vegtable died like the sellers says they are.

    What do you think?
    Where do you buy your parts?

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    Re: Purchasing Bird Toy Parts

    I just go to my neighborhood craft store like Hobby Lobby or Michael's to get things like beads and rope/string (hemp). That's much cheaper than having to pay shipping.
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    Re: Purchasing Bird Toy Parts

    I also go to hobby lobby and get the wooden beads (unpainted). You can dye your own. The best loved toys I've found for the birds so far are those little wicker balls. they love them! and little foot toys I found a the petstore. These are for budgies and tiels!

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    Re: Purchasing Bird Toy Parts

    DO you think these would be safe?
    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...tem=8196304716

    I dont mind paying shipping, I cant find any good packages of animal beads.

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    Re: Purchasing Bird Toy Parts

    Quote Originally Posted by WolfRyder
    I also go to hobby lobby and get the wooden beads (unpainted). You can dye your own. The best loved toys I've found for the birds so far are those little wicker balls. they love them! and little foot toys I found a the petstore. These are for budgies and tiels!
    Carol,

    Where do you find those wicker balls? I've looked all over both Hobby Lobby and Michael's and cannot find them! My tiels just love them. I got some at a bird mart and they destroyed them within a week. I need to find some and figure out how to dye them so I can hang them back on the little hangar that the first ones were on. Can you help?
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    Re: Purchasing Bird Toy Parts

    those beads, while safe, may not be appealing to birds- the surface seems slippery and not at all chewable.

    i echo the craft store. i get unpainted wood beads & string there, and paper sticks (meant for lollipops).

    i will be offering safe toy parts on my new website (which will hopefully be launching in august), including those munch balls!

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    Re: Purchasing Bird Toy Parts

    Thanks for the tip, I thought that they would love those beads.
    What are some good types of plastic beads? I have wood parts but I like to use plastic parts as well.

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    Re: Purchasing Bird Toy Parts

    Have you tried plastic chains?
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    Re: Purchasing Bird Toy Parts

    the wicker balls were over by the grapevine wreaths. They may even have been grapevine balls.

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    Re: Purchasing Bird Toy Parts

    Ok, all they have here in Texas are the grapevine ones and those have some type of varnish on them so I don't trust them for my birds. I haven't been able to find anything that is a natural substance that is like those munch balls yet.
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    Re: Purchasing Bird Toy Parts

    I've seen them at bird fairs and online bird supply stores. The ones at the bird fair were 6 for $2. If you're area is having a bird fair, you may want to go to one there. Usually fairs are in spring and fall but some areas are large enough to have them a different times and more often.

    yeah, mine weren't varnished and they did look like the little munch balls. maybe someone special ordered them and never picked them up?

    http://www.granite.mb.ca/tbell/shreddables.html

    they have a flat rate shipping fee, so the order would need to be large ($ They have a lot of really nice stuff on their website and it's pretty resonable.

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    Re: Purchasing Bird Toy Parts

    We just had our bird fair back in May and that's where I got their first munch balls. I didn't realize they would enjoy them so much! Within a week they were gone! There were six munch balls on this toy that I got. Of course, there are 3 tiels in the cage also. LOL. I guess I'll have to break down and order on line. I know Chopper's has some that are filled with paper slivers for them to pull out and tear up. That sounds like fun for them.
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    Bloke, Sydney, Boomer, Sunny & Babies -- Tiels
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    Re: Purchasing Bird Toy Parts

    yeah, choppers is out of the little ones though

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    Re: Purchasing Bird Toy Parts

    as far as plastic, i think molded pieces of plastic that are less than
    2 mm thick in a variety of shapes would be good- like the ones used in
    8beaks.com toys.

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