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Old 05-03-2016, 08:20 AM
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Default Rabbit Chews for Budgies?

I've been wondering about something for a while now and google hasn't been able to give me an answer, so here goes.

Could you use small animal (rabbit, rat, guinea pig etc) wood chews for birds?

These are the sort of things I'm talking about:


I've read that most of them are made of pine and are dyed with animal safe dyes. The one above is flavoured (no idea how they manage that) but most of the ones I've seen around aren't, I'm pretty sure.

Would it be safe to use these to make bird toys? My birds love stripping branches and chewing through their dowel perches, so I thought that these could make a nice colourful addition.

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Yes, those are fine to use for your budgies -- I've made toys with similar wooden pieces from the small animal section for my birds.

There are actually quite a few items I've purchased in the small animal section for my birds:

Petco ABC Block Chew Toys | Petco Store

Petco Ferret Buzz Balls 4-pack | Petco Store

YNME SMALL STICK BALL | Petco Store

WARE Small Willow Barbell Chew Toy, 5.25" L X 1.75" W | Petco Store

WARE Willow Branch Ball Chew Toy | Petco Store

Small Animal Kingdom Ferret Fun Ball & Wagon Wheel | Petco Store

Mac's Rainbow Chew Toy | Petco Store
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cool nice wood toys.thanks for the links as well.Blessings
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Great question.... I've wondered about that too! Thanks, Faerybee for the info.. Woo Hoo... new toys coming to my house...
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