I was wondering if any of you guys know what kind of wood they use to make bird toys.
I have a BIG TIME CHEWER / SHREDDER on my hands (Monty) and it's getting hard to get keep up with him. I'm wondering if it might be cheaper to buy the wood and make the pieces myself. I bought a toy this weekend for $12.99 and it was just a simple chain with (no bell at the bottom or anything) and it had six square pieces (about 1/4 inch thick, 4 inches long and 2 inches wide). The wood pieces were separated by big plastic beads. I put the toy in his cage before I went to work and when I came home, it was completely gone except for the plastic beads. So I put some pieces I had bought from the bird shop (not cheaper to buy them like that) on there last night and within an hour it was gone. I also bought the raffia type toys that he can shred and he just goes non-stop until it's completely gone. He doesn't like the bigger wood blocks, won't even touch them. I want to keep him entertained and let him chew and shred all that he wants, but like I said I think it might be cheaper at this point to try and do it myself. What do you think?