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!! Dangerous toys list !!

Discussion in 'Safety Avenue' started by Birdiemarie, 12/6/10.

  1. Peachfaced

    Peachfaced Biking along the boulevard JOLLY-PATROLLY Super Moderator Avenue Spotlight Award Avenue Veteran Vendor

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    What's the beaded mirror?
     
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    I believe it's this:
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    Is this it @webchirp?

    Wait, is it the bead or the metal of the wire that's dangerous?
     
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  3. Peachfaced

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    Oh, interesting. I've got one of those three-panel mirrors, but it has no bars/beads. Sherbs sometimes admires herself in it.
     
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    Yes and there is another one with just one bar across the bottom. Any exposed metal on those...
     
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    I used to have one similar to that for busbee, glad I binned it.
     
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    :omg: Wow, I never would have thought! I don’t use those, but thanks for posting.
     
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    So scary all the unsafe toys out there.
     
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    Geeze, that is horrifying! :scared4:
     
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    Poor baby. Glad her mama found her.
     
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    It looks like that was hung up with a piece of rope? I occasionally use these to offer millet treats. The toy originally comes with a plastic bar that goes across the top. A parakeet would have a much harder time getting in if the bar was used instead of rope. The bar also has a hook for hanging, when this hook is used the top opening is close to the top of the cage (if that's where it's being used), also helping to prevent a bird getting in like that.

    I'm not saying this toy is 100% safe, no toy is, but just a heads up for people who do use these. If you use them properly the chances of this happening are pretty slim. It is only plastic and is meant for small birds, a larger bird could easily chew the bar up and get its head stuck in the cone.

    You can see how close the opening is to the cage when hung properly

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    With the bar in place a parakeet would have a difficult (but not impossible) time getting through

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    That's good to know! Thank you!
     
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    Balls with slots...
    Thursday, Fiona was doing her favorite thing, licking the water I was spraying off the balls in the cage
    next to her rope perch at top. They both loved this.

    So I'm on the phone, and next thing I know I look over and Fiona's foot is stuck in the darn hole in the ball. I quickly (but calmly?) hang up. I am trying not to panic, but I had just read that morning about a budgie with a broken leg. :(
    I am thinking of pliers, and crushing the ball. Fat chance I'd get shiny pliers in there right next to her without freaking her out. Then I think about the jigsaw. Oh man. I opted for grabbing the ball that has her foot captive and gently turn it toward her. IT WORKS! Her foot was free, and luckily no injuries.
    Thank goodness I didn't have to try to take her out of the cage or scare her worse than she was.
    BAD BALLS! They get a spanking, and OUT of the cage they go.

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    If you need a substitute, these balls are fantastic. I buy both of these because eventually my birds play with them so hard, that they end up wearing out and breaking. I then transfer the jingly part to the slotted ball. The slotted ones are a softer plastic, but my birds LOVE throwing them around.

    2" Bird Ball
    2" Slotted Ball White
     
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    My goodness! Thank goodness she came outta it all Ok!

    :mykid: Rain
     
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