Toy Checklist

NO PARROT TOY IS 100% SAFE

OLD TOYS

  • Check toys frequently for wear and soiled dirt.

NEW TOYS

WHAT TO LOOK FOR

  • Leather – untanned or vegetable tanned only. Conventional tanning uses uric acid & formaldehyde.
  • Rope – Cotton or sisal OK.  No nylon rope.
  • Keep strands short (1” – 4” length), unless knotted or twisted.  Make  sure there are no loops to trap heads, wings, ect.  Kroted rope can catch toes.
  • Polly rope made of polyurtain and has been tested and is safe for birds.
  • Fabric – Keep loose strands cut.
  • Chain – Closed link chain is best.  No jack chain or double looped chain. 
  • Size appropriate.
  • Stainless steel esp. important for birds who play/chew on chain.
  • Quick lines – Avoid dog lead clips, carabiners or any spring – loaded clip, key rings, get stainless of bird crews on them.
  • Avoid jingle bell trap toes/beaks.
  • Avoid costume jewelry (dangerous metals, small parts, entrapment  issues)
  • Pick size appropriate toys (varies w/individual birds)