Phone Home!

Written By: B.D. Butler - Apr• 25•12

Parrots chew, a lot!  Toys are expensive as I have covered in a few posts ago (Click for The Toy).  Let’s just say that three of my favorite words are “free”, “sale”, and “clearance” so needless to say that if I can save a little something in this economy, than I sure am going to try.

A trainer friend of mine asked me if I knew phone books were a chewing parrots best friend.  I actually had seen them here and there in cages, but it never really soaked in my psyche for some reason.  I signed up for the “do not deliver” for our address, so I went to Facebook and sent out a phone book request.



So a friend of mine came through with some phone books her family has been stockpiling for a few years.  I don’t know if you are like me and have a couple bins of spare parts, but some toys fall apart, and I look at it as the great opportunity to put toys together later.  Parts is parts.


So I just grabbed a drill and  the largest drill bit I cold get on it to drill through the middle towards the binding, so a chain can fit through.  I grabbed a spare piece of chain that I had from another toy, threw on a bell (just for extra flare) and we were in business.

Cooper has now been chewing away for several hours, and has barely made a dent in the book.  Let’s just say, I have a few back-up in the arsenal.  I like it, and it’s just a very Martha Stewart way to use your ingenuity.


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