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Wednesday, March 25, 2009
New Toy Of The Month

By Caitlyn
Follow in the adventures of Flip, Rabbit and Caitlyn in the Fledgling Blog.

materials for toy of the month
Photos courtesy of Caitlyn.
Here is what you'll need to make the new toy of the month.
shredded paper for the toy
Shred the paper and mix it all together, then stuff the paper in the box.

Hey, it’s that time again — time for a new toy! Here’s what you’re going to need:

  • Paper — any kind will do; from magazines, construction paper, cardboard or newspaper.
  • A small box — band-aid box or any small, cardboard box like that.
  • Pellets — your bird’ normal food.
  • Coffee filters or cupcake papers — they will come in handy later on in the process!
  • If you’re a kid, an adult’s supervision.
  • Some big or medium buttons — all birds love them.
  • Also, get some cotton swabs. Birds love these, too!

Quick tip: If you have a paper shredder, the kind that makes long strips, that will be much easier than cutting all that paper.

Let’s Get Started
Take the box and have an adult poke holes in it. Shred the paper and mix it all together. Stuff the paper in the box. Pull some of the paper through the holes so it is sticking out. Take one or two of the coffee filters/cupcake papers and crumble them up. Put them in the box.

Put some pellets in a coffee filter/cupcake paper and put it in the box. Put some of the pellets loose in the box. Put in the medium-sized or big buttons, which ever you chose! Stick the cotton swabs in the holes of the box so they are sticking out on all sides.
Put in more paper if you have any room left.

Close up the box. Put a string through a corner to hang it on the cage. Give it to your bird. Let your bird have fun with it!

If you want to make it even more challenging for your bird, put the small box in a larger box. That makes it even harder for your bird to open it. The harder it is for your bird to get to the things in the box, the longer it takes them to go through one toy. Your bird has more fun, and that’s fewer toys you have to make or buy!

Well, there’s another easy toy for you. I hope you have fun making it and your bird has fun playing with it!

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Thanks! Great blog!
Shandi, Kitchener, ON
Posted: 4/6/2009 2:09:55 PM
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