Birds go through a lot of toys.
Bird toys are expensive.
Bird toys are a necessary part of our parrot’s lives.
But bird toys don’t have to push your budget over the edge.
With just a few supplies and a little time, you can make your own parrot toys to keep your bird happy
You can DIY your own bird toys from some things you might have around your house and by stocking up on some other bird toy making parts be able to make a nice variety to keep your parrot busy. You don’t even need to be crafty!
So what type of bird toy making supplies should you keep on hand?
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Must Have Bird Toy Parts
These are a few of the toy parts I recommend keeping on hand. Their versatility means you can use them to make a variety of toys.
Bird Toy Bases
Bases will let you make an assortment of toys for your bird. They give you something to add your toy parts to and make an even bigger toy. Some great bases are skewers, grapevine wreaths, and seagrass mats.
Wood Bird Toy Parts
Wood should be at the top of your parrot toy supply shopping list. You can find it in different shapes, sizes and hardness(Be careful not all wood is safe and you want to stay away from wood that is painted or stained). You may need to try different items to see if your parrot prefers a certain type of wood.
Natural and Shreddable Bird Toy Parts
Natural toy parts which include items like grapevine and other shreddables like safe paper are great to add variety to your DIY parrot toys. They are great for birds who don’t seem to like chewing on wood.
Plastic Bird Toy Parts
Adding plastic pieces to your toys give your parrot different textures to play with. And with so many options you can really change up the toys you make.
TOOLS AND OTHER SUPPLIES FOR MAKING BIRD TOYS
There are a few non-toy part supplies that you’ll want to keep in your toy-making supplies to help you with making the toys.
Bird Toy Parts Storage
Once you get all your bird toy making supplies, you'll need someplace to keep everything. I love this cart for holding my supplies. I can easily move it anywhere I'm going to be toy-making and when I'm done with it or want it put away I can roll into another room or even a closet. And when you start getting a good size collection of toy parts, you just get another cart.