On a Mission to Replace Toy Parts & Cups with Stainless Steel
So it feels good to replace all the parts I can with stainless steel. I found flat, stainless steel washers for perches... at my local ACE hardware store for about $0.75 - $0.85 cents each. [ Actually, these are less expensive at mysafebirdstore.com but not sure how it factors out with shipping costs. Saw the parts in ACE and went ahead & bought them. ]
I like this MyBirdSafeStore.com for the stainless steel pear-shaped quicklinks & I bought some chain for one toy I have:
I still have to track down some hook screws, and eye-hooks for a ladder I have...but we're getting there. Also on my list is a couple Stainless Steel Liberty bells. ... It's an investment, but I like the peace-of-mind.
Next on my list is stainless steel feeder cups, but could use some feedback on that if anyone has suggestions. I found these with hooks at Dr. Fosters & Smith, however they're only attached with hooks, and I think my budgie would knock them down as he has done that before with plastic cups with hooks:
I love mysafebirdstore.com they're the best. I have the SS bowls that came with the parrot's cages, and for Griffin's aluminum cage, I got them at a bird store. They're in bolt on rings since for parrots they have to be or they'll be on the ground, and I don't like them because they don't bolt on very well and get loose and slide around . The budgies use the little plastic square 'bucket' cups . I like those ones from Dr's. Foster&Smith in your link. I think they might be too heavy to worry about budgies throwing them off the cage?
I don't have problems with either the hook or the clamp on stainless bowls from Drs Foster and Smith in the budgies cages.
If I simply sit one of the bowls on top of the cage (not in the holder) then some of the budgies will do their best to try to lift it.
It's pretty funny watching them. I guess it's their little exercise work out.
The lovebirds, on the other hand, are stronger.
Peachy doesn't bother with his hook on food bowls but Poppy does her best to remove even the clamp on ones.
Thanks for the feedback everyone.... ! I think I probably should get the clamp ones to be safe... because Biz likes to show off and he loves to try to move things and fling stuff. He's a budgie so he's only "budgie strong" but he sure tries .... He is pretty macho. ...I was gone for a few days for the holiday and I had a pet sitter.... but when I came back he strutted for at least 90 minutes. Head bobbing, singing, showing off, sexy perch walking, wing flapping... I've never seen such a show, lol.