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Close Call - Cage Bell

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Like all my birds, something always happens when Im at school, I always expect the worst when walking home. Well today I got home and my mum said "We nearly lost our wee Steve today". My brother who is slightly afraid of Steve, and I constantly give off to him about it lol, well he was the one who saved him.

 

What happen was, my mum had put Steve in the cage to play while she went to do the shopping. Steve had been playing on the bell and his beak got caught in one of the links, he had started to panic and flap his wings. This made him twirl round and the chain wrapped around his neck. At this point he let out a big shriek, loud enough to alert my brother who was listening to music, and he listens loud. My brother got a few panic nips, but all is well. Steve seems a little shaken up, but is fine. The bell has been taken out of the cage for now. Ill put a picture of the bell up later if anybody would like to see what type it is.

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What a scare!

I am so glad there was a happy ending and I will add your warning to this thread for so people can be aware of the dangers ....

SAFE/UNSAFE TOYS, CAGES ETC = WARNING AND INFO:

https://www.parrot-link.co.uk/topic/9001-safeunsafe-toys-cages-etc-warnings-info/

= from the INFORMATION section: https://www.parrot-link.co.uk/forum/22-parrot-link-information-topics/

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Im just happy he can make so much noise when he needs to. I dont know what Id do without my Steve.

 

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It was one of the rings at the top that he got caught in, I think.

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You can tell hes been enjoying his food lol.

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I'm so glad there was a happy ending. :D

 

The sharp point of a beak can push it's way into very tiny crevices. I wonder if it went into the spring clip at the top. There are screw clips which can safely replace these.

Also, were any of the top rings like a key ring? ie a double ring, so the point of a beak could push between the two rings? They are best avoided too.

 

If you'd like to keep the rest of the toy you could thread the pieces onto a leather thong. Parrot safe ones can be bought.

 

Have a look on here. You can see the screw clips ("stainless steel links") and the leather thongs.

 

http://pine4parrots.co.uk/default.aspx

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