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Homemade Shredder Toys

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I went nuts with shreddable toys today! The tiels love nothing more than ripping toys to pieces, and the budgies had finished the paper shredder i made them for xmas, so i had a bit of toy making to do to keep those beaks busy!

 

I made a refillable toy out of a veggie skewer, beads, and Shredders.

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I made a couple of big paper shredders, one for the aviary budgies and one for the tiels.

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I used paper strips ripped off some paper till rolls i bought for toy making and hadn't thought of a good use for. They were good for this toy cause the paper was all curly.

 

And i made a few patty pan toys

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I fully expect these toys to be gone in a few days. :hap:

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Very good :hap: Good to see the birds keeping you busy as well Bea :hap:

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The best bit is that after i've spent all that time making the toys, i'm now going to have the fun of having to vacuum up all the ripped up paper that will end up on the floor. :hap:

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they look really great, i had never thought about making my own toys. i will have to give it a try. Are most craft materials safe to use with budgies.

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Cool Bea, they look great. I love the patty pan one. Never thought of using them... Your guys are going to have a great time with them :(Laughing out loud):

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they look really great, i had never thought about making my own toys. i will have to give it a try. Are most craft materials safe to use with budgies.

I get my bits and pieces for bird toys from www.myparrotshop.com - their prices on toy making parts are pretty good. I usually make sure i have wiffle balls, quick links and cotton rope and i'm set to go. The pony beads i got in bulk off eBay, and i salvage a lot of bits and pieces from old bird toys which my guys have wrecked. I think i spent about $25 on toy parts several months ago and i'm only just due for a refill. I've made HEAPS of toys with that $25 and my birds enjoy them a lot more than store bought toys. :hap:

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The toys look great Bea, I'm sure your guys will love them :hap: .

 

I've made similar ones for my guys before (I call the paper one The Cloud) and you are so right about them being gone in a matter of days! :hap:

Then out comes the vaccum and the cycle starts again.

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thanks for the web address, i will check it out. my 9 year old daughter and hyperactive 4 year old son love doing craft activities so i thought it would be good to get them to help me make toys for the budgies to keep them busy.

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those toy's look great!!!

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i made a tissue pinata, a ball of yarn, and a homemade rope toy that i made for them in their cage. budgies likes them. 

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