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  1. How to make Pine safe for Cockatiels

    Cockatiel Housing and Toys
    I wasn't sure where to post this because this forum doesn't seem to have a forum for DIY or toys for our birds, so I figured I'd just put it here. Many of us desire to make our own perches out of trees growing nearby, but the question of what is safe and what is not is always an issue. Pine is...
  2. Greek yogurt - safe?

    Food And Nutrition
    Hi guys, I have natural Greek yogurt with fresh fruit that I cut up and add myself so there is nothing added to the yogurt prior to me putting that in. Charlie and I have a daily breakfast ritual where he stands on my shoulder whilst I'm chopping and he gets a bit of fruit that he eats (and...
  3. Is receipt paper safe?

    Cockatiel Housing and Toys
    My fiance works at a shop and says he can grab rolls of receipt paper for the cockatiel but is paper like this safe?
  4. Carabiners: safe as toys?

    Your Cockatiels Health
    Does this carabiner (in gold color, without round key-ring) seem safe to use as a toy? (img link: http://www.promoslogos.com/weblog/wp-content/uploads/carabiner.jpg) [=story as comment=]
  5. How safe are straws for DYI toys?

    Cockatiel Housing and Toys
    I've been reading up on DYI toys, and I'd love to use just the 100 packs of supermarket straws to make toys for my feathered children. But I'm a little concerned about what happens after they shred the straws, what are the possibilities of them swallowing the plastic? And if by accident they do...
  6. Are water bottles safe for my tiel?

    Cockatiel Talk
    Been thinking about getting a water bottle for my tiel. He keeps on pooping in his water dish.:wacko: Every now and then I see him eyeing the filthy dish like he's waiting for me to change it. And he goes straight for it to drink as soon as I put in the fresh dish.:smart: Then I read this Q&A...
  7. Toxic toys

    Your Cockatiels Health
    So I've been reading that some toy and other object can be very dangerous for a cockatiel too. Like toilet paper, some woods, some plastics, different types of metals, etc. I was wondering if anyone had any safe ideas for some homemade toys I could safely make and some specific things to avoid...
  8. SAFE Sisal Rope and Twine for Toymaking!

    Cockatiel Talk
    Hello all, I e-mailed Canada Cordage Inc. to ask whether or not their products below are treated with creosol, specifying that I intend to use them to make toys for my cockatiel. I just received an e-mail back from a distribution manager confirming they are NOT treated with any chemicals. 1)...
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