Chewable Book Enrichment Toy
This toy is not a foraging toy, because it does not contain food, but it does fulfill my other criteria on this site: cheap (or free) and easy!
Here’s all you need:
- A small book or booklet that you don’t want. Crappy little recipe books, manuals from appliances you don’t need, stuff people put through your door. Reader’s Digest size is ideal – Old Reader’s Digest magazines themselves are ideal!
- Ribbon, Paulie Rope , shoelace, or string for hanging
Here’s Pepper with one I made for her (directions follow below). For Pepper’s toy, I used an old cooking booklet, about potatoes. It was about to go in the trash when I decided to use it.
To make the toy, all you need to do is hang the book up. There are 2 was to do this. I got my husband to use his drill to drill a hole through the book, and I threaded the string through that. An easier way is to lay the string in the open book, like a bookmark, close the book, then tie it to the cage bars.
Difficulty for humans to make: easy
Difficulty for birds to use: easy