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    Question (Split from Toy tips (Part 2): Dyeing your own wood)

    Hi All! My lovie recently got her foot caught in a stringy part of a common bird toy, which resulted in a badly injured talon. Has anyone experienced problems with stringy parts (thready) toys? Should I be avoiding them or was it a fluke? Also, is leather chord (from craft store) okay to use to string toys?

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    Re: Question (Split from Toy tips (Part 2): Dyeing your own wood)

    Summer, your question was on a new topic, so I have moved your post to its own thread.
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    Re: Question (Split from Toy tips (Part 2): Dyeing your own wood)

    Parrots can get caught in string/rope parts on toys. I use rope perches, but I check them often for loose strings, and to make sure they stay tightly twisted. I don't use rope on toys.
    Leather cord from craft stores is not good to use, it is usually chemically tanned and dyed. Buy leather sold for parrots, it is vegetable tanned, and safe.

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    Re: Question (Split from Toy tips (Part 2): Dyeing your own wood)

    Just like Lori Ann said, cotton rope is pretty bad for birds. They can get all tangled up and not be able to chew their way out. It is best to use things like sisal, untreated leather, stainless steel, seaweed grass, or hemp rope for toys.

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