I searched the entire thread for "ribbon" did not see a post warning so I'm writing one.
Just over a year ago, I became a new budgie owner. I decided to make a few toys as I had ample cloth ribbon and bead supply.
Perfect! I thought....
Long story short here, his name is Thunderfoot, but we call him Stumpy. He just healed from his amputation.
I have a handicapped bird now
The ribbon, while wide enough not to pose a hazard hanging straight up and down loaded with moveable beads, shredded on the ends.
The parakeets were busy playing and pulling with the frayed edges.
One budgies ankle became tangled and knotted too tightly around his leg.
I was not able to remove it.
Stay away from small threaded ribbons!
Not so plus side. I have experience.
Feel free to ask me how to preform a successful amputation.