Subject: Free Bird Toys & DIY Bird Toy Videos

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Sometimes it's just hard to rationalize spending money on bird toys that you know will be destroyed. Gas prices are not going down soon and available funds and we have to devote to our pets seems to be getting diminished daily.

Search the term "bird toy" on Google and you get 7,300,000 results. Windy city Parrot like many sites offers bird toys with free shipping ( $49 minimum order on our site). Bird toy parts although getting harder to find are still available.

The question becomes "if if my budget is diminishing, but my bird's appetite for chewing bird toys isn't, where would I find free bird toys and DIY bird toys?" This is the question that we asked ourselves and came up with the following collection of ideas.

When you think about it, bird toy parts are all around you. It's important that you help your bird make a distinction between what is right and what is wrong to chew. Keep their cage filled with toys and you will have fewer (destructive) problems. Which brings us back to our original point. How do you keep your bird's cage filled with toys when your wallet isn't always filled with money?

We hope the videos below provide you with an abundance of ideas to get started. 

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Although we offer bird toys with free shipping you have to admit the free bird toys with no shipping is a much better deal. We put this video together quickly to give you an overview of some of free and DIY bird toys we showcase on

We'll add some more over time. The list is endless. Simple things like putting your junk mail between the bars of bird cage, Tamale husks found that the local grocery store and just plain old drinking straws can help fill your birds foraging needs. 
Video - 11 Cheap & DIY Bird Toys  
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Talk about a discount bird toy, it defines cheap bird toy. It's one of the best household items for bird toys. The unheralded clothing pin has been around for decades. Now we are going to add one more use for it.

Video - Cheapest Parrot Toy You can Make
clothes pin Bird toy 
Here's a great way to make big parrot bird toy parts on the cheap. Ordering large bird toys with free shipping can still be expensive. In many cases the shipping exceeds the cost of the heavy bird toy. So it just makes sense to find an inexpensive and easy way to make bird toy parts on your own. Macaw bird toy parts are much bigger than parakeet bird toy parts but really don't have to cost a lot more.

In the video below I demonstrate a quick and easy way ( if your tool guy or gal) to make DIY bird toys.
Video - DIY Large Bird Toys
Video making big bird toys fast and cheap

There's one thing that you probably have an endless supply of and that's toilet paper rolls. With a handful of other bird toy making supplies toilet paper rolls can become an essential part of your bird toy making parts arsenal.
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Video - Toilet paper roll bird toy
Video Making Bird Toys from toilet paper rolls

Sometimes you don't have a lot of time. Other times you spent a lot of time making the toying your bird shows no interest in initially. This idea is a bird toy hanger of sorts. A half spray of millet is simply wrapped with some pieces of cardboard causing the cockatiel to forage through the cardboard in order to get to the spray millet.
Video - quick and easy bird toy from millet
Cockatiel eating from millet wraped with cardboard

If you're a scrapbooker or you'll love this DIY bird toy. Talk about cheap bird toy parts, how about basic construction paper and some thread? Although this isn't a free bird toy it comes pretty darn close and although it requires several minutes of labor, having your parakeet assist you is always a big help. 
Video - Make a simple parakeet bird toy
Video Eco Craft: Paper Parakeet Toy


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Until next time
Mitch Rezman
Vice President
Windy City Parrot, Inc.

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