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Question Are these items safe?

Hello!

I bought Monroe some toys online. After a couple of weeks, and lots of reading about budgies and parrots, I'm not so sure if they are safe for my little munchkin.

#1 Kaytee Forage-N-Play Perch - "A combination of wood, paper, sisal, loofah and other materials..." (She grooms the frizzy end of this perch. The "rope" material photographed is actually a hard plastic fiber. I worry it will give her a bad stomach ache if she ingests it.. or something even worse. )


#2 Prevue Hendryx Coco Hideaway with Ladder Bird Toy - "100-percent natural, sustainable, materials..." (She only explores the outside of this thing and peeks her head inside.)


#3 Super Bird Creations - "...mini munch vine balls..." (She chewed a ball off this thing and I worry that the colored vines are bad for her tummy. And the bells???)


Are there any brands out there I should avoid in the future? What is your favorite organic/natural brand for perches and toys?


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The first one, I would be cautious with. The 'rope' would be my concern.

The coconut hut, besides from the rope again being something I'd be worried about ingesting, it could also lead to a broody budgie. Even without a mate, your female could lay eggs and even though a healthy budgie can lay an egg and it not be an issue as a one off, it's also stressful on their bodies and is best to be avoided is possible.

The last one, I would assume as it's for birds the bells with be stainless steel. See if you can find out. The little balls themselves should be fine.

There are plenty of cheap safe toys for budgies.

I avoid anything with rope as a rule and if I do get something that has a little rope, it's a strictly out of the cage toy.
Kabobs are ideal. I like to get loose kabob pieces and stuff them into a food cup and the budgies love to chew on them.
I also buy lots of toys from the Natural Bird Company and they do balsa wood toys which the budgies just go through like crazy.
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Out of the 3 products you listed, I would only feel comfortable in placing the last toy on the cage.
Since you have a female budgie, placing the coconut toy (as well as any other hiding areas or anything that could be used as a nest) would raise the chances of your Monroe becoming broody, and that could trigger unwanted egg laying.
You can, however detach the ladder from the coconut hideaway and only use that ladder on the cage.

This link should be helpful: https://talkbudgies.com/housing-budgi...reat-cage.html
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Therm has laid out my thoughts exactly and aluz has given you the link I would have suggested.

You can also take a look through the dangerous toy list as well as some of the other budgie product reviews before buying any additional toys for Monroe.

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I made your font type darker as the light fonts are impossible to read and I've moved your thread over to the Budgie Product Review section of the forum.
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