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  1. Jxdeeyy

    Homemade perches

    Hey! So I recently bought my budgies a natural cork perch which they are loving. I’m interested to try and make them myself as it seems far cheaper to buy the natural cork wood pieces themselves. Does anyone have any advice on how to add the fixtures to the wood and how to make sure it’s safe...
  2. O

    Pictures Sealing an outdoor aviary???

    I am based in Australia. I plan to build a 2 - 5 meter aviary on my verandah with my deck as base to make hosing it out easy. What can I use to seal the timber and protect it from damage by bird poop and water?
  3. S

    Safe to use Vinyl flooring near parrot?

    Hello, I have some leftover waterproof vinyl flooring that I am considering using as a “backsplash” for my birds space- behind his cage and play gyms. I wanted to be able to attach different perches and toys and allow him to basically be able to climb up the wall in addition to his other spaces...
  4. Tammie123

    Parrot hut ideas

    Hi all! My GCC has had a happy hut for 9 years now. It's canvas on the outside and some fluff on the inside. I've trimmed off most of the fluff a long time ago and he only uses it for sleeping and doesn't chew on it, however, I still prefer to consider alternate solutions occasionally because I...
  5. BlueLove

    Perches on drywall?

    So these perches are made for cages, but have you ever tried screwing them into the drywall instead? I have a bay window and I am thinking about possible ways to put some perches on the wall around the window. I thought I'd ask here first before poking holes in my wall. Another idea would be...
  6. BlueLove

    Best rope thickness for Lovebirds

    Hi all, What's the best rope thickness to build some DIY toys? I came across these two, but I am not sure which size to pick: https://www.amazon.com/Original-Natural-Cotton-Rope-Available/dp/B073PCCHDV https://www.amazon.com/Twisted-Sisal-Rope-inch-Scratching/dp/B01JTT61YG/ Also, which...
  7. J

    gym ideas??

    I have a clothes rack that I'm not using, and I want to put it to good use for my birdies!! But I'm stuck on ideas of what exactly to do with it. It's the same as the one in the photo. I'm planning on wrapping vet tape around the top pole and hanging boings, swings, and a climbing net from the...
  8. Zara

    How to make things at ¨zero¨ cost?

    I thought it would be a cool idea for us to have a thread where we can all post tips, ideas, inspiration and tutorials on how to make things for our birds (toys, foraging activities, accessories) at basically ¨zero¨ cost. Things like little DIY foragers, reusing broken toys, using items found...
  9. ZY28

    Is the remaining sawdust and dead insect in perches after baking harmful?

    So, I just went out a pickup some mapple branches to make natural perches. I had to get the bark of since some mapple's bark is toxic to birds. By doing so, I saw some tunnels filled with sawdust. I saw on line that by washing, soaking and then baking the branches will kill anything alive and...
  10. ZY28

    Where can i buy safe twine

    I wanted to make my own toys so i got jute twine from the dollar store. It had a strange smell to it and probably was not safe for birds. I checked pet stores and they did not have any twine available. Does anyone know where i can find twine that is safe for birds? Thanks!
  11. ZY28

    Is non-toxic Elmer's School Glue safe to use on bird toys?

    Hello everyone! I hope your having a good day :). I wanted to make some DIY toys for my GCC and I was wondering if a non-toxic Elmer's School Glue would be safe to use as an adhesif on the toys. Thank you!
  12. FeatheredM

    Diy toys

    Here I'll be posting diy toys that are easy and fun. Be careful that the recycled toys you use don't have the hardened glue on it. Make sure your bird is not ingesting any of materials. Recycle alot of stuff, anything as long as it's safe.
  13. FeatheredM

    Do this with your coconut hut instead

    I just figured out coconut huts are bad for your bird, so instead of throwing it away I turned it into a foraging toy.
  14. Hoshi

    Is driftwood safe to use for building a tree stand?

    I would be getting the wood from a clean, freshwater river. I already talked with the local nature advisory and they gave me the green light to take a few pieces. I'm planning on cleaning it with some non-concentrated Dawn (what I use to clean his cage) and some F10 (veterinary antiviral and...
  15. conureluv

    DIY bird bath!

    I made a bird shower for my bird! The total cost for me (USD) was 40$. Drilling the drain holes in the plastic! Bad photo..water was spraying so I had to do it in the sink. As you can see in the photo, a water pump pushed water into a tube with holes that spray warm water to a certain spot...
  16. parrotman

    Is adonized aluminium wire mesh safe for my parrots?

    Alright so, I need to know if adonized aluminum mesh is safe to use for a flight cage?,I know regular aluminum is bad but is adonized also bad if so I'm going to have to import stainless steel wire mesh for a DIY cage
  17. conureluv

    Homemade bird perch

    Spotted alder branch (pesticides may have been used, I got it from a friend) + soaked in a baking soda and water mixture to kill pesticides ... + oven for 30 minutes at 175 F = hopefully a usable perch. Haven’t done the heating yet!!
  18. parrotman

    What would be the cost to make this diy bird cage for my lovebird/cockatiel

    I'm about to make this type birdcage but: I Don't know how much the materials would cost for the cage(also need the details of how much a diy large 210 cm x 400 cm x 210 cm cage would cost)
  19. Zara

    Pictures DIY jingle jangle toys

    I made a couple of jingle jangle toys for the sweetest girl, Charlie :) One is a hanging toy, the other is a beak toy for her to jingle and throw around :bliss: Items needed, -beads -o rings -clip Time; 5 minutes I'm sure she'll have lots of fun playing with these, I know she likes...
  20. qiaolintan

    Choosing tree branches for perches

    I'm planning on making some natural wood perches for my budgie, but I'm having a hard time finding bird-safe trees because I live in Singapore, and most information about safe trees are more about trees commonly found in the west. Would it be a good idea to get branches from trees where lots of...