My Mom heard Spike screaming and the dog was looking at him, she went in to see what was wrong. And he was hanging by his neck on his peacock feather toy http://www.petco.com/product/7215/Multipet-Feathered-Friend-Bird-Toys.aspx I would recommend you never buy any feather toys. As they can be chewed to make a nose. The toy was hung beside a perch on the side of the cage and still Spike hanged himself. If know one was home he would of died He seems to be ok and is talking in his cage Iam seriously thinking of not letting him have any toys if we leave the house.