I bought a bunch of vineballs and let the Lovies play with them until one day I saw Zeus with part of the vine chewed off and wrapped around his neck like a noose! I hate to imagine what would have happened if I had not been home. I let the birds play with the vine balls,but only under close supervision and I saw one of the lovies get a piece wrapped around his neck again so I decided no more unless I hold the darn things in my hands and let them nibble on them!
Originally Posted by birdlady
Stainless steel buckets can be dangerous when hanging in a cage. Nani was perched on the side of one as she foraged for toys. The bucket got off balance and tipped, trapped her neck in between the handle and rim. If I had not been there when it happened, I hate to even imagine...
Originally Posted by Greycloud
Happy Hut labels entangling toes:
Years ago I had a little male parrotlet that lost his toes. He had chewed the label on his Happy Hut and little threads were hanging. I did not notice as the label was to the back of the cage. When I cam home He was hanging there for God knows how long. His two front toes had to be amputated. It is best to cut this label off before giving to you bird.
I was going to buy some vine balls, after reading that I won't be bothering...and you'd think they would be safe for budgies to chew on.
Thanks to Spicky for mentioning a while back about the strands of rope on either end of the spiral rope perches....My Sky sits on the top right close to the bits and if I wasn't warned, I wouldn't of thought any different and left it. It's all cut short now and she is fine there....thanks for that.
i have noticed quite a few forums have thesse now so thought it about time TB joined in
If you have ever come across a toy that has caused promblems then please share
keep in mind no toy is 100% safe, but we can sure make things as safe as possible
what you wating for
What a great idea...good on you Spicky for raising the topic.
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