Bird Toy


Polly wants a cracker and a new toy! Make this free crochet pattern for your feathered pet. It has bells on it, so you'll know when Polly plays with it.


Crochet HookI/9 or 5.5 mm hook

Yarn Weight(4) Medium Weight/Worsted Weight and Aran (16-20 stitches to 4 inches)

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As the proud mom of several Fids (feathered kids), I can attest to their fascination with bells. The designer makes an excellent point about jingle bells and tiny feet getting caught. We restrict jingle bells to the cat toy variety, i.e. inside a plastic ball. Ive made toys similar to this design using jute and small metal cowbells. Be prepared to make this toy over and over because our parrots love to shred the jute and cart around the bells.

I could not agree more with the other two reviews. I have raised many birds for many years professionally and I agree that this definitly would be very dangerous to many different types of birds plus it wouldn't last very long. So sorry to critisize but not a well thought out design.

not only are these bells very dangerous with toes having been caught and cut off using yarn in this manner is not safe either they can get the little fuzz from the yarn tangled around toes or caught in the beak when chewed on,the idea is a nice one but consider using another kind of bell and maybe thread instead of yarn you can use several threads(size 10,5 or3)held together to make it thicker and I would also crochet it tighter so toes can't get caught ,you would hate to come home to find your bird has gotten trapped and struggled and possibly seriously injured itself or worse has died I have 4 birds and even with me in the room would not trust they would be safe things happen in a blink of an eye,this is not to critize but to inform and hopefully keep birdies safe

While it a cute toy for a pet bird, the type of bells on this toy is dangerous to birds as they can catch their beak or toenails in the slots on the bells. The open end bells, like the ones they call cow bells, are a lot safer for a bird to play with. You want to make sure that you make the chain really tight so that they will not get a toenail caught also. I have four pet birds from small to large and make toys for them. Ann B.


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