The toy behind our lovely model Juju is something I made myself with undied, unused popsicle sticks, sisal natural rope, and unused plastic shower curtain hooks.
I do not leave this toy in if I will be leaving the house because I have read horror stories about feet being caught by snagged "strings", but he hardly touches it. Today was actually the first time he has acknowledge its presence without fear! It has been in for two weeks and he is just now not avoiding it like the plague...
Tell me what you think!
I didnt want to use any glues is how I came up with this. It is sturdy and wrapped tightly and multiple times. Around the whole thing.
Not sure I can help with your 'toy' juju but I know I have some bought toys that my budgies just won't go near so they're lying in the budgie drawer unused. One is a rope ladder thing but there are a few 'failures'! They know what they like Today I took the cardboard from an empty kitchen towel roll, cut it so that there is a curly bit hanging from one end and fastened it to the cage with some kitchen string. I'm wondering if it's safe? Just ordinary kitchen towel roll cardboard and ordinary string which I've had for years!?