May 2014 Toy Making Competition

divegirl

The Dave Slave!
Regular Member
Ahh nice one Alison :thumbsup:

Ermm I'm not too sure about the oak actually.  I know if you use branches they have to be de-barked so to speak.  I'll see what I can find for you Joan.

Lisa x
 

divegirl

The Dave Slave!
Regular Member
Right, Oak!  From what I'm reading it is not the preferred wood of choice for perches and toys because of it's high tannin levels, most of which though are found in the leaves, bark and acorns.  I have also read though that wild birds will chew on and strip woods with higher levels in the wild.

Source:

http://www.Another organisation.org.uk/education/wood

So it sort of looks like the jury is out on that one.

Lisa x
 

divegirl

The Dave Slave!
Regular Member
Rhonda, or anyone else who knows TIPS well. 

What are the smallest birds they have there?

Lisa x
 

Rhonda AKA Kensmrs

Regular Member
You should see the toy Alison made in person - it is well made and quite impressive - I have it with me now ready to take to TIPS next trip.
 

divegirl

The Dave Slave!
Regular Member
Ermmm.. my garden backs on to a school play ground lol... we find all sorts hanging in the bushes!  I think you can get them in some £ shops though or those sort of shops.

Lisa x
 

mary

Regular Member
I think they would love them especially the energetic ones if the rings could move freely, I know my Thabo loves swinging on a hoop, we buy dog chains from the £shop and use the swivel connection that's on them, if you get what I mean then the hoop will turn and turn and turn lol
 

Rhonda AKA Kensmrs

Regular Member
Well so far the only toy I received was from Alison (and I have delivered it to TIPS) - has anyone else made a toy for this competition?
 
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