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Make Bird Toys Last

Stretch your bird toy's life with these tips

By Susan Chamberlain

Avian enthusiasts often complain about the rate at which their birds destroy their toys and how expensive it is to constantly replace these items. A bird’s beak is designed for such destruction. In the wild, parrots spend their days foraging for food, often stripping bark from trees and cracking hard-shelled nuts. They also use their beaks to groom their feathers and to gently separate food from shells and outer skins. We should be happy when our birds tear through a wood block or peck away at a sisal rope piece. They’re behaving as happy, healthy birds should. There are, however, ways to stretch a bird toy’s life, so you’re not constantly reaching for your wallet.

**For the full article, pick up the March issue of BIRD TALK**

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What a wonderful article...but let's also compare to kids toys made these days. Do any last as well? As the article said.. this is natural for birds to do, chew, play, etc. You do not have to purchase the most expensive toys!
Stephen, Plattsburgh, NY
Posted: 2/25/2007 8:04:42 AM
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