A problem that many bird owners face is the issue of providing enough toys for their pets.Many great bird toys can be purchased from online shops as well but they are very expensive for a bird who is a heavy chewer and breaks his toys very quickly.Check out these common house hold items that can turn into cheap bird toys instead of buying expensive ones.

1.Wooden Spools

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Empty wooden spools make safe and fun playing things for birds of all sizes.Many owners use wooden spools as foot toys that their birds can play with while they are out of the cage.If you are being extra creative you can put a wooden spool in a dish of food dye to add a speck of color.As wooden spools have already buil in place for sewing machine spindle,these are one of the easiest toys to string up.Just thread a plastic thread through the center and embed into your pet toy.


Paper might seem like a boring choice for a bird but the fact is that many birds feel happiness in shreding the paper.You can use plain paper with no dyes on it for this purpose.You can also cut shapes for your bird to shred.If you see that your bird is not ispired with white color you can always dip paper in to colored food dye and put it to dry to make your creations more entertaining.

3.Ice Cream Sticks

Birds are never happier than they are when they have got an ice cream stick to chew on.These sticks are the best way to get your bird to exercise his or her beak and jaw muscles.Always make sure that pospicle are cleaned and fully dry.Always remove a stick which has broken ends.You can purchase these sticks from craft stores in bulk.They are very cheap and your birds can do alot of things with them.

4.Poker Chips

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Poker chips can be strung on a rope to make hanging toys.You can also use them as foot toys for your birds as well.They will pick them up,roll them all around and chew them.As poker chips are very thin that is why you should always supervise your pet when he or she is playing with them.Pet birds that are strong chewers could swallow if they bit off a little piece of chip so always be careful and replace the chips if you notice them becoming worned.

5.Molted Feathers

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The best things for a bird to play with comes free with you pet. Wild birds practice their natural preening behaviors on other members of their flock daily, so it is no surprise that preening toys make up a significant chunk of the bird toy industry. Make your own by ​saving a few of your bird’s molted feathers and tying them together at the end with a piece of cotton twine. Hang the toy in your bird’s cage to provide him with a “friend” to preen and groom. He’ll appreciate your