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Perches and Toys

budgelove

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Hello!
I'm researching into budgies, and planning to buy a pair in a week or so, whenever I feel adequate and knowledgeable enough to be a good budgie parent. I have a few questions, and I thought I'd ask actual budgie owners for their opinions and their experiences. I'd extremely appreciate your thoughts. Thank you in advance :)

So my first question is toys! I was wondering what toys you guys buy for your budgies. Are there any specific links you'd recommend that are for a fair price and loved/well used by your budgie?

And then perches as well-- are there any specific links to perches you guys use? (Natural wood perches and/or human-made perches) I've been researching and I read that some can help naturally file down a budgie's nails when the budgie walks on the perch. And for me, I live in Los Angeles-- everyday there's more and more Covid cases so ideally I'd like to minimize having to take my (future) budgie out. ^^

Thank you so much for taking the time to read this, and I am very grateful for any replies ^_^
 

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Planet Pleasures (the smaller toys), Super bird creations (Sold at Kazoo bird and other places too) and Lil monsters bird toys (LMBT) are popular amongst the littles . The second offers a selection box hand picked for each bird. You just say price and preferences.

For perches look for natural branches, they´re the best. Cotton perches are ok.

I read that some can help naturally file down a budgie's nails when the budgie walks on the perch.
Those are Pedi-Perches. I like Hagen (Living world).
 

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The links Zara provided are a wonderful start for toys. Budgies tend to like the softer materials balsa, mahogany, cardboard, paper, palmleaf, etc. Bright coloured hard plastic beads can be fun for them too. I like to make my own toys so can't recommend any toy in particular.

Natural are definitely the best perches :)
 

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Thank you all for the replies :)

@Mizzely @AussieBird @Zara

Do you guys know if pepper wood is safe for budgies? I was looking online for natural wood perches and I see a lot of pepper wood options with great reviews but when I google if pepper wood is safe for birds and budgies specifically, I don't get any results.
 

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Thank you all for the replies :)

@Mizzely @AussieBird @Zara

Do you guys know if pepper wood is safe for budgies? I was looking online for natural wood perches and I see a lot of pepper wood options with great reviews but when I google if pepper wood is safe for birds and budgies specifically, I don't get any results.
I posted on your thread, pepperwood contains medicinal properties that can be potentially unsafe :)
 

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Not sure this exactly fits into your question about perches and toys, but I have to say that the one thing I got for my 'keets that they've seemed to get more pleasure from than any other thing (other than treat food) is eucalyptus. They love the leaves, the branches, the twigs. I even sprinkle crumpled up dried leaves over their pellets.

Seriously, eucalyptus for the win!
 

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I know your fids have had some favorite toys from our vendors!
 
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