Paper towel rolls, or those simple cardboard rolls that hold your aluminum foils, shrink wraps, toilet paper and the like, raise concerns among parrot people. Rumors demonize the glue, the paper and the general use inside a bird's world. Facts help alleviate rumors. Learn the facts, and you can decide what's best for your flock, with confidence.
We've gathered and continue to gather wonderful Companion Parrot Advocates from around the world to write their stories and experiences. These are Advocates who are making a difference by working tirelessly in Advocacy itself, Parrot Rescue and Sanctuary and Avian Veterinarian Care. These stories, and real life experiences are here for you to read, share, learn and apply not only to your own flock, but to your own efforts inside your own companion parrot advocacy.
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Debates still start over the use of newspapers and phonebooks. I've found the debates seem to stem from old stories and old assumptions that in 2015 no longer stand as fact at all. So, let's talk newsprint, newspapers, phonebooks and ink as it currently exists in 2015. There's good reason not to fear the use of newspapers and phonebooks in the care and foraging toy creations for your parrot.
Parrot toys and their materials are so widely varied and specialized it's easy to assume that if it's available for purchase, it must be safe. The safety of a parrot toy lies in what it's made of, and how your parrot plays. It is up to us as parents to keep an eye on all toys as they are played with and slowly destroyed. At some point, a safe toy becomes a hazard.
A parrot's cage is more than just a place for you to put them for the afternoon. It is not a container for your companion. It can be so much more than just a cage. It can be their personal gym, entertainment, private room, buffet, toy box, foraging area and landing pad. All it takes is a little planning and a whole lot of creative fun thinking!
Safety first! Here's a safe list of plants, trees, woods, herbs, and toy materials for your companion parrot to enjoy! And remember, if in doubt, call your Vet and ask, they will gladly give you the information you are seeking.
Building a good hanging parrot toy starts with safe, strong and clean rope. Cotton or natural is a personal choice, but cost effective per linear foot is appreciated by all of us. Because as Toy Builders we all go through rope fast!