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#184263 - 11/07/08 03:11 PM Bead Play  
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Just a little video of Jappa with her favourite toys...

Please ignore the bad video quality, and the rediculous voice that is narrating it!!

http://s280.photobucket.com/albums/kk164/jesspz/?action=view&current=06-11-08_1809.flv

#184267 - 11/07/08 03:38 PM Re: Bead Play [Re: Jappas New Mom]  
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Okay, so we are supposed to ignore the video quality and your voice... So what's left? Oh yeah, that silly little goffin! I love how she rolls over on her back! I need to teach my goffins to do that!


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#184291 - 11/07/08 07:09 PM Re: Bead Play [Re: Gracie's Mum]  
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What a goof-ball!! LOL she looks just like my Magnus when he rolls over on his back and tosses everything around. smile

What kind of beads is that? Is it plastic?


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#184316 - 11/07/08 09:53 PM Re: Bead Play [Re: MagnusG2]  
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I think they're called pony beads? They are plastic, as least most of them are. I have a couple wood ones from broken toys.

#184317 - 11/07/08 09:58 PM Re: Bead Play [Re: Jappas New Mom]  
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Thanks......I'm always looking for new ideas for non-toxic play items. smile


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#184319 - 11/07/08 10:45 PM Re: Bead Play [Re: MagnusG2]  
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pony beads are popular around my house :P definitely a goffin fav


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#184335 - 11/08/08 01:10 AM Re: Bead Play [Re: sandiego]  
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You know my goffin, Dazzle, took apart a toy that had beads like that on it and was playing with a bead in his mouth, so I took it away from him because I was afraid he was going to choke. (I know, I'm a meanie.) But seriously, is there any risk, or am I being overly worried?


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I think you were right. My vet, Dr. Greg Rich in New Orleans, says he braces himself every Mardi Gras for at least six cases of birds choking on Mardi Gras plastic beads every year. It stopped at our house as well!

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Originally Posted By: Charlie
I think you were right. My vet, Dr. Greg Rich in New Orleans, says he braces himself every Mardi Gras for at least six cases of birds choking on Mardi Gras plastic beads every year. It stopped at our house as well!


As I watched that video (which is VERY cute BTW), I had the same thoughts. Those beads are soooo small. Once when I got a new shipment of toys in my U2 started rummaging through the box and snapped off some tiny beads from a toy I had gotten for my small guys. He was rolling one around in his mouth and I too was a "meanie" and made him hand it over.


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#184344 - 11/08/08 02:28 AM Re: Bead Play [Re: Charlie]  
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Charlie, there was another kind of plastic bead that I used to give Zazu. I can post a picture of it. This was years ago. It dropped to the back of her throat and she couldn't breathe. Finally, calm prevailed and I got a pair of tweezers and got it out but I sure got my hands messed up in the process because she was freaking as you can well imagine. I can post pictures of the beads that killed Sugar and the one that almost took Zazu. To tell you the truth, I don't know why I gave them to her after what happened to Sugar. It was a completely different kind of bead but it wasn't the plastic it was the shape of it. My brain must have been up my butt. Oddly enough, that's not as rare as you might think. LOL You think I would have really, really learned after Sugar but I listened to other people instead of listening to my own gut. And I almost lost another bird because of my own stupidity. I never said I was the brightest kid on the block. LOL

I can post some links of places where you can buy wood pieces called seconds and you won't break the bank. You really don't need to give your birds plastic. I'll try to put together some links where you can find things that are natural but you won't have to mortgage the house
to pay for them. LOL

When I was looking for the pictures of those beads, I came across pictures of some of my toys when I first started making them and I did use pony beads and some other plastic beads when making them because it was what people wanted. Now I don't use any plastic. I do what is best for the bird.

http://picasaweb.google.com/ZazuSally/KillerBeads#


Bev



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#184360 - 11/08/08 03:57 AM Re: Bead Play [Re: EchosMom]  
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Originally Posted By: EchosMom
He was rolling one around in his mouth and I too was a "meanie" and made him hand it over.


Dazzle has that same habit. He just LOVES to roll things around in his mouth. And it's not just beads, it's any small thing he can manage to pry off. Like the "ringer" that's inside of bells. Also, he's become an expert at prying snaps off of clothing. And the little metal things on the ends of my sweatshirt hood strings... I could go on and on, but seriously, I can't stop watching him for a second because I'm so afraid of something getting lodged down his throat.


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