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Homemade Perches and toys

Discussion in 'Enrichment and Foraging Park' started by Budgiebonkers, 11/7/18.

  1. Budgiebonkers

    Budgiebonkers aka Pandapaws23 Avenue Veteran

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    Made some perches out of maple branches well one branch cut in two then I cut smaller rings to make toys havent gotten to making them yet but heres my quaker on my perch I made two,anyone know where to get more of the metal that goes into the perch its two different threads to it 23A1D911-84FF-46BF-9D4F-2E1FEB0C1D33.jpeg 84375E21-3E8A-44FF-88EA-8459F2F9D72D.jpeg 287689F2-ABB7-46C8-8372-59B45F2C7823.jpeg
     
  2. Grackle

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    They are called dowel screws and nearly all hardware stores sell them. I get them at Ace hardware. Lowes and Home Depot also have them
     
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    Great perch and toys Budgiebonkers! I always wondered what those metal end pieces are called - thank you @Grackle ! Now if I can just remember. "Dowel screws, dowel screws"... makes sense.
     
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    Well if you forget you could always just ask for the double ended screws and the dealy-bobs that go with the thingamajiggers for your whatchamacallits. :lol:
     
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    This is exactly how I sound when I go into the hardware store. Hahahah
     
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    Here is Luna’s favorite swing that I’ve made for her.
     

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    FlyingMacaws Strolling the yard

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    Here are a few of my “chewables” the big blocks I drill holes just big enough that your treat is “snug” in the hole. That way my guys have to chew to get to their favorite treat.
     

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    I was just going to say that the correct terminology is hanger bolt. It has a flat side and a screwed side that goes into the material you are putting it into. I highly suggest getting SS ones, they are kind of hard to find in the smaller sizes. If there's any interest in the smaller ones, I can offer them on my web site. Otherwise, Kathie Hahn of Mysafebirdstore sells them along with the washers and the wingnuts that go with them in the larger sizes.
     
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    Both Luna and Cotton love their toilet paper rolls and their “chewable nests”
     

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