Well my brother Tim and I opted to get his mini hacksaw and make a groove around it with the intention of then whacking it and splitting it in half. We figured after a while that it would be just as easy to keep sawing and open it that way. Wasn't too hard at all. We started up the top where those eye things are cause that seemed the weakest point, and worked our way around, i think it took us about 15 mins.
That was the easy part! I spent like an hour after than prying the coconut out of the shell, and then cutting away the husk that came off with it, and then washing it to get the husk crumbs off, and then chopping it up into smallish pieces....and then discovering i don't even like it. :lol: I'm trying to convince the birds that it's a tasty treat.
In the end though, after all that hard work, i have two perfect halves of my coconut shell. I still have to bake them to dry them out and make sure they're not germy, hehe. How long and how high do i bake them? I'll do it in the morning.
Total cost: $2 ... worth the effort? Hmm, i think so, can't buy a coconut bird toy for $2 now can you? I'm just waiting on some more natural cotton rope to come in the mail so i can make a foraging toy for the tiels. I'm so excited!