Vine Balls are a great, versatile item. They can be used as a chewable foot toy, put food inside and use it within a foraging toy or even on its' own as a foraging foot toy! Lastly, they make a great toy part as you can thread them onto wire, chain or rope as part of a toy. Each vine ball is made from wound grape vine and is roughly 4cm in diameter, but do vary as they are natural products. Other vine ball sizes as well as coloured vine balls are also available in my store.
Stainless steel 'O' Rings which can be opened with pliers to use for toy making. Ensure you close the gap on these securely to keep your parrots' beak and claws safe from catching.Come in small, medium and large. All sizes are shown in second image.
This is the absolute safest type of toy hanging link available here. The large quick link is 100% stainless steel, including the clasp which is hexagonal in shape so can be easily tightened with pliers for those parrots that like to un-do clips. Always use quick links, tightened with pliers, for large or destructive parrots. Many toys come with the smaller pear clips attached. You can replace them with stainless steel quick links. Also check your purchases as certain toys and ranges like Planet Pleasures and my own natural toys don't come with links so you can choose your own. The Quick Links measure 4cm long, 1.7cm wide and the opening is 6mm. Stainless steel grade 316.
A pack of 500 grams of fresh gum nuts. The Gumnuts are picked fresh and may be green to brown or grey in colour. They are drilled (if selected) and briefly soaked in a solution of F10 veterinary disinfectant before being dried in the sun. I check the Gumnuts for issues or parasites before sending, though some may have small amounts of natural scarring on the outside. They are then packed into a box with shredded paper, or into paper bags within the box for posting. These seed pods are seasonally available in and depend on local sources. They may also be from various trees so therefore different in size and colour to each other. They are collected and prepared fresh to order so are never 'in stock', ready to be sent. I will contact you if there are any issues with supply at the time.
Pinecones are great for your bird to chew. You can also hide treats inside them. These Pinecones have been briefly soaked in a solution of F10 veterinary disinfectant and lightly scrubbed to remove any debris, before being dried in the sun. You can also select to have holes drilled in them to thread them onto wire or a skewer yourself. These will be roughly 4.5mm holes that will suit most small skewers. Large skewers and ropes are generally unsuitable for Pinecones as I'm not able to drill larger holes in them without breaking the core. They are packed into a box with shredded paper, or into paper bags within the box for posting.
These colourful little tea cups are too cute to pass by! With different faces on each cup and a handle that can be held my many breeds of birds, they make a great foot toy. Train your bird to hold it with their foot while they 'drink' out of the cup for a reward. You can use them as a toy part or just hang the cups in your birds cage. Mini Feather Weight Foot Toys fit well within the cup, as do 2cm Vine Balls and many pellets and smaller nuts. There is a video in the tab below showing the cup in use. There is a gap in the handle, big enough for stainless steel 'o' rings and small rope to pass through to hang the cup or use it as a toy part. The faces/designs vary and a random selection will be chosen for your order, though feel free to add specific requests to your order notes and I'll do my best to fulfill them. The last photo was sent in by a customer and shows Gizmo the Galah with a pastel purple Smiley Cup.
A selection of 5 pieces of Yucca. Yucca is a type of plant and these pieces of dried plant stalk are bird safe, soft and chewable. Parrots, small and large love munching on the soft, fibrous natural material. It's great to give as a foot toy or thread onto other toys. You can poke a hole with skewer, wire or scissors and hang it in your birds' cage. By making small holes in the Yucca and pushing dry food treats into it, you can make this a foraging foot toy also. You will receive a pack of 5 pieces, as pictured - 2 discs, 2 quarter pieces and a half piece. The half is from a larger disc so is a decent size and all slices are roughly 2cm thick. These can all be cut to smaller pieces easily with a stanley blade so can make more than 5 pieces. As a natural item, the pieces do vary and can have 'imperfections' and areas of different colours. These yucca slices have come from the 'Bird Kabob' 20 pack (shown below), which I have opened and divided into even packs of 5 pieces each for those wanting to try a smaller amount.The last photo is an example of how food can be stuck in the yucca.Yucca, also known as 'yukka'.
Finger traps are crinkly little toy parts that can be used as foot toys, stuffed with shredded paper or food and threaded over perches. So much fun to be had! They're safe to chew and a favourite of many small parrots. These finger traps are vibrantly coloured and all the same (no variation). I also sell standard colours of finger traps.
Straw Beads are small plastic tubes that can be used in toy making. They come in red, blue, green, orange and yellow. Use Straw Beads to safely close the opening in 'C' links (as pictured). This is important to keep your bird safe from getting their beak or other parts caught in the opening. C links not included and can be purchased separately.