So while thinking of some more things to do to make my budgies' life more exciting and fun, I thought of an idea of making mini toys out of Popsicles. Like the toys/houses people make for their hamsters, rats and small little animals or just for plain display, wouldn't it be fun to make one for budgies?
Just imagine the small little chairs fit for their size and their tables they would stand on and I even thought of making a small and simple popsicle house for them to venture in. ^^; XD
While imagining that little dream for them, (it sure would be absolutely cute!) I was wondering if there were any glue that would be strong enough to hold popsicle sticks together and one that won't be toxic and are safe to birds/budgies? We don't have any hand drills at home and we don't have nails and such.
I would absolutely love to make some toys for them but I'm sure how to stick it together and if there are any types of glue that are safe. I also don't have twine or other types of string/rope thing that I could use to hold it together.
Could you recommend me some materials that would work and are safe for budgies? I'm going to the pet store to buy my birds a play gym (hopefully there are still some left) and there's a nearby art store there so I could probably buy some Popsicle sticks. I may or may not go to the art store though but I'll try. I don't have much money so I kind of want to limit the money spent.
Personally, I would be very concerned about making any type of "house" or structure that your female budgies may decide to consider as a nesting site.
I believe having a more natural play area for them would be much better.
You can use natural eucalyptus branches (ensure they have not been chemically treated nor harvested near a road)
Shredding toys are very popular for female budgies.
Growing some herbs in organic soil for the budgies to eat and play in is another option.
Ahh okay. I see. That makes sense.
If I were to just make little ladders for them to play on and maybe some small bridge and other small toys (not a house), is there still possibly a safe glue to use for budgies?
When selecting a branch, we just soak it in hot water (could we use dishwashing detergent instead of bleach?) ️yes? Next, we have the option to boil it in water, soak it in the sun or bake it in the oven right?