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In about a month my baby will have grown into a one year old baby (he could live to be over 23 and I'll still call him a baby bird).

He's also getting low on seed so I'm thinking of placing another order with mysafebirdstore since they were so awesome with my first order.

So I'm asking people, what are your cockatiels favorite toys? If you haven't gotten them from mysafebirdstore, could you maybe provide a link where I could find it?

Schubert loves shreddable toys, but also loves bells and shiny things like beads. Does anyone have any suggestions?
 

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I'm with you on the 'no matter how old he gets, he will be my baby' way of thinking. :D

Nearly 1 already! Time flies!

Joey loves these http://www.petsmart.com/supplies/to...d36-5142480/cat-36-catid-400038?_t=pfm=search They also have a bigger size which lasts longer, but is harder for tiel sized beaks to get a grasp on.

He absolutely loves this one http://www.petsmart.com/supplies/to...d36-1841573/cat-36-catid-400038?_t=pfm=search but we immediately took off the 'toys' that came with it and buy small toys to change around every few days. He gets quite a bit of variety and it doesn't cost a lot to buy the smaller toys to hang from it. He sits on top of it looking like king of the castle, and it has become his fave tv watching spot. :D

This one http://www.petsmart.com/supplies/toys/all-living-things-popsicle-stick-bird-toy-zid36-5142322/cat-36-catid-400038?_t=pfm%3Dsearch is an absolute fave. He goes through one in just a few days, but you can buy more sticks from mysafebirdstore and re-string them yourself. Just twist the top with pliers to straighten the wire and slip the beads off, then put it back together.
 

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That's funny TamaMoo should post that toy. I just got Bennie his second one: he loves to chew it to bits! I do want to caution you about one thing. With his old toy, he chewed the upper pieces first. that left one "chewy thing" at the bottom of a piece of string. I saw him playing with it and the string started to wrap around his neck! Hard to explain, but it had just one ring left and the empty string was long enough to go around him as he played with the chew piece. It didn't get caught around him; he was able to duck away from it, but it scared me, so I immediately removed it, tied the string to the top of his cage with just the chew part hanging. Maybe I should have thought of that as soon as I saw the long string, but I didn't. I'm just glad I was there and he wasn't hurt! Just a good reminder for any toy with string.
 

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I've always wondered if the bird kabobs were actually fun for a bird! But now that I think about it, with how fast Schubert likes to destroy toys from Planet Pleasures (the palm leaf kind of toys) it would make sense that he'd probably love those as well! I do love the cage topper and that'd be an instant birthday buy for me, but we cover Schubert's cage at night and I could see it becoming a hassle to take off each night and put on each morning, especially before leaving for work.

What about plastic toys? Are they generally okay for cockatiels? I was thinking of getting him a shreddable toy and "forever" toy that I can keep rotating with other toys in his cage that he won't completely destroy in a few days. Maybe something like this:

http://www.mysafebirdstore.com/MADE_IN_THE_USA_TOYS-Made_in_the_USA_Shoe-B-Do_1_2.html

or this:
http://www.mysafebirdstore.com/X-SMALL-_SMALL_BIRD_TOYS-Super_Bird_Creations_Sock-it-to-Me_NEW.html
 

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Yikes! I will be watching for that with the kabob. Joey usually chews his from the bottom ones up, but I never thought about the string being a problem.

Plastic is good too. Joey has a few plastic ones he loves. One is a little basketball game http://www.petsmart.com/supplies/to...d36-5167202/cat-36-catid-400038?_t=pfm=search that he plays with quite a bit.

The other is this http://www.petsmart.com/bird/toys-p...6-5142408/cat-36-catid-400010?_t=pfm=category which he spins with his beak to make the bells jingle.

Both are in-cage toys and he is out a lot of the time, but loves them when he is in.
 
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