So I succumbed to the latest trend of buying beads to make foot toys for my birds.
Beads have always been a favorite here, when being offered a new toy with beads on it it's generally the first thing my guys go and chomp off.
After shopping around, it seems like the best deal I could find were the beads available at "Les Jouets Rosie". Nice vivid beads that have been proved to be a definite favorite here (one of their Rosie swing used to have beads on it and the always appreciated "Balsa en Folie" also comes with some of them).
I ordered 500. Somehow, when I received my package yesterday I was somewhat underwhelmed at how very little 500 wooden beads ended up being...(which I think is because I had a mental image of it being much more...)
I also started stringing up a few foot toys together yesterday night. Shade, looking intrigued, was offered one...
..before dropping it. But what is rejected by one bird gets quickly picked up by another..
Here are a few of the foot toys I've made - paulie rope isn't always easy to tie up.
This particular one I call the "Joey model" - while in most cases all I did was string up beads one after the other, for the ones I'll give Joey I added extra knots in between each bead since he enjoys undoing knots so much.