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Zara

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Some toys and swings come with chains, and while some birds never have any problems, others do.

Here is a super quick and easy way to cover the chains on toys, especially for those birds who like to climb up, to stop their toes/toenails getting trapped in the chains...

Here is Gíslis silly saucer. He has been holding on to the chain while playing. So I will cover it to help protect him,
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by threading beads on the chain,
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It even adds a little colour to the plain looking toy :)

Alternatives include, wrapping with vet wrap, or removing the chain and using something else instead to hold the toy up.

Feel free to post your own tips for anyone looking for toy/accessory safety ideas!
 

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Some toys and swings come with chains, and while some birds never have any problems, others do.

Here is a super quick and easy way to cover the chains on toys, especially for those birds who like to climb up, to stop their toes/toenails getting trapped in the chains...

Here is Gíslis silly saucer. He has been holding on to the chain while playing. So I will cover it to help protect him,
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by threading beads on the chain,
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It even adds a little colour to the plain looking toy :)

Alternatives include, wrapping with vet wrap, or removing the chain and using something else instead to hold the toy up.

Feel free to post your own tips for anyone looking for toy/accessory safety ideas!
Great idea. I think it was @animalover that was looking for a way to cover up the chain in a toy.
 

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I was watching Gísli play with this toy, and I remembered Animalover asking about the chains, so I thought it was a perfect chance to take a picture while fixing the toy up. I had already posted, but seeing a picture is usually much easier to understand :)
 
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Zara

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I’ve been avoiding chain toys
Understandable.
Gisli has been loving this saucer toy over the past few days, but he´s now grabbing the chain and hanging upside down and spinning it while playing. Too dangerous, so it needed fixing!
 

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I was watching Gísli play with this toy, and I remembered Animalover asking about the chains, so I thought it was a perfect chance to take a picture while fixing the toy up. I had already posted, but seeing a picture is usually much easier to understand :)
thank you!!!
 

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Looks awesome! Love it!
 

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Leather or paper rope threaded through the links works too if you have the right size to fill the chain link holes.
 

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This is great. I took down Rios favorite toy due to 3 chains and her ability to find disaster.
 
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