sooo easy to make!
love toys. Period. You should always provide them with toys
to amuse, fling around, beak up and more.
course, you can buy toys. Consider these super offerings:
Did you know you could make them too?
you can. If you have some beads, twine, dollar-store items etc.,
you can make some really nifty things indeed. Some words of
warning, however, NEVER use anything coated with Zinc (check your
paperclips!) as that can cause metal poisoning in birdies, and be very
very very careful with things that fray. It can be ingested and
kill your parakeet.
are some resources about that:
Birdie Toy Ideas
you make sandwiches for your kids for school? If so, do you use
wheat bread and cut off the crusts?
in general (okay, my flock in specific) love wheat bread! I take
those crusts, stack them up, tie them in the middle with twine, and
then hang it up from their gym for their beaking pleasure.
other ideas? Look
at all the great stuff listed below!
Birdie Toy Parts
to really make sure that leather you're using is untreated, that wood
is bird-safe and more? Visit
got great resources available!
birdie gym is simply a "thing" on which your parakeet can play. I
made my own with Tinker Toys; the wooden ones are great to
use. Since I didn't want to spend full price, I did the
eBay route like so:
are some recipes for making your own birdie gym.
here are birdie gyms for sale:
so nice to have so many great options for your birdies. Do take
the time to make or buy great toys for parakeet - they'll thank you for
now digress from one budgie to budgies....of the opposite sex.
Many times, people will think, oh how cute, I can have budgie
babies! If this is you, I urge you really NOT to allow them to
breed unless you're extremely serious about raising the results.
After all, there's no shortage of budgies, and even hand-raised
parakeets cannot be sold profitably. Think about it...if you've
spent weeks and weeks hand-taming baby parakeets, would you want them
to go to possibly clueless buyers?
that as it may, there might be times the inevitable happens.
Thus, let's now turn to:
> Chapter 10 - Budgie Breeding