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tiel toys

Post by GreenBug » Thu, 20 Jul 1995 04:00:00



ello...

my two 'tiels, Sam & Ella used to play with their toys but seem to have
lost interest in them...they seem bored unless they're out of their cages,
running around the floor and eating the carpet...except when the phone
near the computer  rings.  Then they fly around like crazy.  Luckily Sam
is very agile, but Ella is younger and is still a bit clumsy.  I feel bad
that they're bored when I'm away during the day...

 
 
 

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Post by Aquin » Thu, 20 Jul 1995 04:00:00



Quote:
(GreenBuggs) writes:
>my two 'tiels, Sam & Ella used to play with their toys but seem to have
>lost interest in them...they seem bored unless they're out of their
cages,
>running around the floor and eating the carpet...except when the phone
>near the computer  rings.  Then they fly around like crazy.  Luckily Sam
>is very agile, but Ella is younger and is still a bit clumsy.  I feel bad
>that they're bored when I'm away during the day...

My***atiels go for bits of paper and cardboard, rawhide chews (made for
birds.  I haven't been able to find them since.  Anyone know if dog
rawhides are safe?), bells, ladders, and cardboard.

(:
Cindy

 
 
 

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Post by D » Fri, 21 Jul 1995 04:00:00


To give credit where credit is due...

I mentioned to the clerk at Petco today that I had about birds ***
or otherwise getting tangled up in the cotton candy toys (exactly *one*
day after I caved in and bought one, thank you very much!), and she
became very concerned.  She was headed over to take a look at them as
I walked out.  I *did* say it sounded like more of a small bird problem
than a large bird one.

Thanks to the person who brought it up.  My birds got to look at their
new toy for about fif*** hours before it went into the trash. :(
--
 \|/

^(_)^   spector had a little bird, a 'tiel hen named Merlot,
_||__   and everywhere that spector went, the hen was sure to go!

 
 
 

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Post by Shar » Sat, 22 Jul 1995 04:00:00


One thing you could do to make these toys safe is to vut the strings shorter.
If you make the strings too short to go around your birdie's neck, it ought to
be safe...

-shari

--
Shari Heino, UT Law, class of '98   * And the Totally Wild Kingdom

 
 
 

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Post by Cathy Gessn » Sat, 22 Jul 1995 04:00:00


I am also greatful to the person who pointed out the danger of these toys.
  My umbrella***atoo, Ernie got to swing around on his (he didn't know
that this was to satisfy his need to preen) for about a week until I read
the post and really started thinking about it.  There's $15.00 down the
drain!
-

***ia
 
 
 

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Post by Wes Mei » Sat, 22 Jul 1995 04:00:00


Quote:
>my two 'tiels, Sam & Ella used to play with their toys but seem to have
>lost interest in them...they seem bored unless they're out of their cages,
>running around the floor and eating the carpet...except when the phone
>near the computer  rings.  Then they fly around like crazy.  Luckily Sam
>is very agile, but Ella is younger and is still a bit clumsy.  I feel bad
>that they're bored when I'm away during the day...

Uh, if, when your a child, you only had 1-2 toys, would you have been bored,
too?

Remember, by most accounts, most psitticines have the mentality of two-
year-olds.  They are quite intelligent and imaginative.  Toys are an important
part of keeping them active while you can't play with them.  Boredom will
possibly lead to feather-plucking or worse behavior.

Your solution?  Buy those bappies some new toys!  My wife and I enjoy caring
for two male 'Tiels and a female Caique ... and the three of them share a
computer-paper box FULL of toys which we rotate into their cages on a
weekly basis.

Alas, good for the "kids" (and bad for the family bird budget), my wife is a
BTJ ("Bird Toy Junky") and cannot resist buying new toys whenever we attend
a bird show or visit our local store.

 
 
 

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Post by Shelly L. Coarso » Tue, 25 Jul 1995 04:00:00


One thing you could do to make these toys safe is to vut the strings shorter.
If you make the strings too short to go around your birdie's neck, it ought
to
be safe...

-shari
--
Shari Heino, UT Law, class of '98   * And the Totally Wild Kingdom

Too short for the neck, just right for the toes.  How far do we go to keep our
birds safe?  

Shelly from Dayton
Owned by *** & tolerated by Jake