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I live in a rural area and was planning on making the toys and perches myself. Only one problem however.... The only trees that are easy to identify are apple and birch. This wouldn't sound like a problem BUT I was reading online that both of these are typically hardwoods. I read at some point that cockatiels prefer soft woods so they can chew it apart and if they can't chew it apart they won't play with it.

Anyone use these woods for their cockatiel? Do they chew through it just fine? Do I need to find other woods?
 

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hey i don't think cockatiels would like that, my 4 month old lutino likes the outer layer of the branch but when he comes to the inner layer that i cant chew on, he get frustrated and throws the toy from the table and goes crazy for a hot minute
 

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Hmmmm that might make things tricky.... Maybe instead of wood toys I might have to stick with cardboard toys for now until I find a softer wood to use.... Anyway thanks for your help!
 

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Oops forgot to add: maybe it's partially because he is so young. Mine is gonna be young but maybe you should try it again with yours when he/she is older. Thanks again! Also if anyone else that has a response to this please add!!!
 
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