Post by tweetiepiesmom on May 19, 2020 23:49:00 GMT
Buddy likes to sleep on his swing. It had two clapper type bells on the bottom but I noticed that they had a it of rust on them so I took those off and replace them with other bells. Buddy would bend over and grab the little brass bell and play with it. Tweetie Pie grabs the "Kevin" bell and plays with it. This morning I was on the computer across from them and I heard a squealing and flapping of wings. I looked and Buddy was hanging upside down on the swing and it looked like he was stuck. I ran over and grabbed him. He had a toe stuck in the loop holding the ring with the brass bell. I got his toe out and put him on a perch. It didn't look like he had hurt his toe but I've been watching him. I just got him on my finger to give him some millet and it felt like he was gripping OK. The toe is not swollen and he's not favoring it. Whew! No damage. I removed the swing and put a plain swing in. I think I recall someone else here has that same swing that also had some rust on it. If so, I hope you read this. Make sure those loops are left big enough that a toe can't get lodged in. Mine didn't have any "extra" metal to make those loops bigger. I could disassemble it and remove one of the beads but then I'm afraid Buddy might get stuck between the beads if they are not close/tight enough. I think I'll look for another "toy" swing for him.
Post by tweetiepiesmom on May 20, 2020 15:32:54 GMT
Buddy seems no worse for the wear. He's happily chirping this morning making himself a nuisance to Tweetie Pie as usual. Right after I grabbed Buddy they both were a bit hand shy but later in the day I fed them both some millet on my hand and they both were OK with it. Too bad we can't tell them that we do these things to help them. I put a new (plain) swing in the cage right after I removed the toy one. Buddy didn't sleep on it last night. He was up with Tweetie Pie on a perch high up in the cage.
I've just splashed out £27 on new toys for Bertie. I'm fed up with his old ones so I'm sure he must be. I'll check them over carefully but I always read the reviews especially the one and two star ones and I'm usually around.
Post by tweetiepiesmom on Jun 30, 2020 14:51:24 GMT
blue48 Looks like fun toys! I'm wracking my brain trying to remember but I read somewhere that the laces on those little tennis shoes are a safety hazard for budgies but I don't recall what, just that people were either removing them or replacing them with paper ribbon. If I remember, I'll come back here and post it. Maybe someone else will recall the issue.