It seems that my albino budgie loves bells and chimes on bird toys.

Where can I get a nice assortment of little bells on chains, with various sizes and nice tones ( ringy not clanky )?

- Mama Bear
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It seems that my albino budgie loves bells and chimes on bird toys. Where can I get a nice assortment of little bells on chains, with various sizes and nice tones ( ringy not clanky )? - Mama Bear

Quoted from:
http://www.avianmechanics.com/newsletter.htm
Bells - Despite the popularity of bells in bird toys, most bells can be a problem. Jingle bells should be avoided. Birds can get their beaks or nails caught in the slits in jingle bells. Bells with accessible clappers should be given only to birds who are unlikely to try to remove the clapper. A loose clapper could be a chocking hazard. Powder coated bells are subject to paint chipping. Ingested paint chips could contain lead and zinc. The safest bell is a stainless steel cylinder bell (sometimes called a pipe bell). The clappers on these bells are completely enclosed and cannot be reached by even the most determined destroyer.
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It seems that my albino budgie loves bells and chimes on bird toys. Where can I get a nice assortment of little bells on chains, with various sizes and nice tones ( ringy not clanky )?

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Bird-safe bells, i.e., metals that are safe like copper (Hagen makes budgie and cockatiel size bells). Be careful of clappers with holes in them where a bird can snag its toe or the tip of its beak. Look for bells that are styled like cowbells with solid clappers. Be careful of small-link chains which can catch toes and even beaks. Don't buy cheap toys in dollar stores that are flimsily made with dubious materials. Your best bet is to shop at pet stores that carry quality toys, even if they're a bit expensive. Your bird's happiness ... and even more important, its safety ... is at stake.

LindaA
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It seems that my albino budgie loves bells and chimes ... tones ( ringy not clanky )? - Mama Bear

Quoted from: http://www.avianmechanics.com/newsletter.htm Bells - Despite the popularity of bells in bird toys, most bells can be a problem. Jingle ... pipe bell). The clappers on these bells are completely enclosed and cannot be reached by even the most determined destroyer.

Thanks, interesting. But as you can see, lots of bird places sell the stuff so it must be safe. I looked up pipe bells and found all kinds of bells with them, being sold for birds.
http://www.pionusparrot.com/Bells.htm

- Mama Bear
It seems that my albino budgie loves bells and chimes ... various sizes and nice tones ( ringy not clanky )?

~~ Bird-safe bells, i.e., metals that are safe like copper (Hagen makes budgie and cockatiel size bells). Be careful of ... if they're a bit expensive. Your bird's happiness ... and even more important, its safety ... is at stake.

They don't cost THAT much: I got a couple of those at Petsmart last week.

- Mama Bear
We had some small metal wind chimes with bell-like tones, very nice, and I put them in the cage with the budgie and he likes them, BUT he pecked a the strings and one is down already. I think I'll get some heavy monofilament line and restring them all with that.

- Mama Bear
~~ Bird-safe bells, i.e., metals that are safe like copper ... even more important, its safety ... is at stake.

They don't cost THAT much: http://tinyurl.com/yn6tub I got a couple of those at Petsmart last week.

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Just reiterating that well-made better-quality toys are worth an extra dollar or two, that's all.

LindaA
We had some small metal wind chimes with bell-like tones, very nice, and I put them in the cage with ... strings and one is down already. I think I'll get some heavy monofilament line and restring them all with that.

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Is the metal on the wind chimes bird-safe?
Monofilament ??? I suggest using quick links or pear links to hang the chimes if you've determined that they're safe.

LindaA
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