I'm looking at making some natural toys for our birds. We collected a dozen of so pine cones on our walk today along with some beautiful sticks for perches, Ash and Eucalyptus.
Anyhow my plan was to drizzle a little honey and dip in their seeds to make them a little bit more interesting but I'm doubting the safety of these now. Please can anyone advise if I am correct in think clean, dry pine cones are safe?
It maybe that they are safe but the honey/seed idea is no good and I may be better off just putting them in their cage?
Pine cones are fine for them to chew on, but good luck getting them to. I wouldn't be adding anything sweet to their seeds; they definitely don't need the sugar. If you wanted to try that with something, try sticks of carrot, celery etc.
We are not Vets, Avian or otherwise. If you have any serious doubts about your budgies' health an appointment with an Avian vet should always be your first point of call.