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Old 12-17-2016, 02:36 PM
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My vet gave me a toy on my first visit and I thought I would alter it to make it more interesting to Sugar and Spice.
Originally it was full of sticks, but the tiels were frightened by it. They don't really know how to play.
But they enjoy shredding stuff, so I figured I'd remove the sticks and put a millet spray inside to encourage shredding.
Is this a good idea or will they eat the woven part?



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That toy looks fine

It's made out of raffia and palm leaves, so it's safe for them to chew on if they so choose
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I was just wondering how Sugar and Spice are doing! I am sure they will shred it: IME, cockatiels vary between like to shred, love to shred, and live to shred (and generally dismantle things). Let us know how long it takes them to get the millet out.
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Yes, that toy is perfectly safe for Sugar and Spice.
It is fine for them to chew and shred the raffia and palm leaves, as Star has said.
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Ahh what a nice vet, it's similar to children getting a sticker/certificate at a medical appointment!
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That's an ace vet!

I buy packets of these from Northern Parrots online as my two love to chew these and tear them along with the tape which I used to recover thier rings and add to the bottom of toys.

It's great seeing them chew and play. Hadn't thought about putting stuff inside though. Nice tip
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