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Old 08-13-2015, 04:50 PM
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I'm not sure if this DIY toy has been mentioned in the threads before but I couldn't find any so here goes!

Step 1: Purchase a plastic practice golf ball with holes in a small or medium size. I chose medium just because it seems easier to put things into but still small enough for our babies to have to work for it! I got a pack of 4 coloured balls from Walmart for $5 but I figure you can find them at most stores with a sport section.

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-Make sure the holes in the ball are not big enough for your birds head to get stuck in.
-If your bird takes time to warm up to new toys/objects work on getting them introduced to the golf balls at first then continue with next steps

Photos: st1 - Copy_zps1jig1eov.jpg Photo by Sarahjane_Black | Photobucket

st11 - Copy_zpsujosxsdk.jpg Photo by Sarahjane_Black | Photobucket

Step 2: Take a string of millet spray and if possible, take the little balls of it off the stem. If not, you can just cut small pieces of the stem with the balls on and use that.

Note:
-You can also use fresh fruits and veggies rather than millet but Baby goes crazy over millet (like most of our feathered friends) so I decided to use that.

Photo: st22 - Copy_zpsx4nntga4.jpg Photo by Sarahjane_Black | Photobucket

Step 3: Put the balls of millet (or whatever you're using) inside the golf ball. I put the millet up to about 1/4 of the ball but that's entirely up to you!

Photo: step3 - Copy_zpsdqxdd2qe.jpg Photo by Sarahjane_Black | Photobucket

Step 4: Get some string or whatever you'd like to attach to the toy onto the cage (must be safe for your bird to chew on/not get hurt on). I just used the string in the picture below. I just threaded the string between two holes in the ball.

Photo: st4 - Copy_zpsvmb7casx.jpg Photo by Sarahjane_Black | Photobucket

Step 5: Attach to your cage where your bird can reach and watch your friend(s) have lots of fun!

Photos: st55_zpsbem5rt7e.jpg Photo by Sarahjane_Black | Photobucket

st5 - Copy_zpsh0435six.jpg Photo by Sarahjane_Black | Photobucket

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Old 08-13-2015, 06:06 PM
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That is super cool...thank's for sharing it...
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That's a neat idea! I love seeing diy toys.
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Also with DIY toys you know what is being used and safety will be a Positive . Excellent idea with loads of fun for our babies .
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What a cute idea! Mallorn loves balls, I should definitely try this
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