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This is a great reminder to be vigilant. Thanks guys.
Thank god he was ok ,dont scare mom or us like that again young man!Had a close call with Picaso today and the Jungle Take Mazy Munch foraging toy- large. It happened literally less than 5 minutes after I put it in his cage for the very first time ever. Luckily I was right there and he was trained enough to let me hold him and take his nail out of this toy, and my husband was also there to help. I acted really quickly, that is one thing this forum helps with, is quick thinking.
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He must have squeezed the bottom with his beak, and then got his nail stuck in between the two layers of acrylic. He would have broken his toe or foot pretty soon or worse, as he was struggling pretty hard almost immediately. He definitely did not stay calm. Poor baby. He is doing ok, enjoying some babying from me, and holding his foot a little. He is trying to show me his "booboo" and let me know that he needs cuddles and extra love. He will let me touch it and it just seems a little sore, not broken or anything. He is using his foot thank goodness. Just an FYI. This toy might be ok for smaller, less strong birds, but I would not use it for cockatoos or macaws at all. Once the nail gets stuck in there, it is practically impossible for them to get it out. We needed a very strong man or a screwdriver to do it, I could not have done it myself.
Thank you for posting this! My mom has it and just saw it yesterday and sId she should put it in her g2s cage. I had no idea that could happen with that toy!Thank you!The cotton candy preening toy is a strangling/hanging hazard. I almost lost my Max with this toy.Another Incident with this toy:http://forums.avianavenue.com/bird-boulevard/14256-preening-toy-almost-strangled-gracie.html!!!!!!!!!!
Oh hell, my fiance just bought one of those ladders for Manfred's cage, too. Time to get rid of it pronto!I am posting this because a couple members of other forums I have been on over the years have had issues (including DEATHS of their fids).
Bird ladders and swings with a hook on it are HIGHLY dangerous. I have seen (very graphic) photos of parakeets, lovebirds, and cockatiels being seriously injured or killed (most of the time bird did not make it ) from these toys going threw their heads. I can find the old threads with the photos if you really want to see them. They instantly made me reconsider EVER buying anything like these.
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This swing is easy to replace the hook with a safe clasp that fully closes. The ladder I do not know a way to fix. I went out and bought a rope one with a safer clasp.
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They always smell that way regardless of where I've gotten them from. Go to party city and smell them. The only difference is some have more time to air out.I would stay away from the finger traps sold by Oriental Trading. I bought a pack of 72 for $10 because Jingo goes through them so fast...the price was so tempting. When I opened the bag, they smelled heavily of engine oil/gasoline. I ended up throwing the entire bag away.
Finger Traps, Magic & Gags, Novelty Toys, Toys, Games & Novelties - Oriental Trading