by J. Kaye Oldner
The Frugal Parrot Toys book is not a book on paper – but on a CD. You put the CD in your computer then follow the directions to make enough toys to keep your bird busy for a long, long time.
You will need an up to date version of Adobe Acrobat Reader to view the CD as I discovered when I first tried to open it. The Adobe Acrobat on my computer was not capable of opening it, but this is not a problem as you are directed to a website where you can download this free program.
The book is divided into toy sizes for different sized parrots, so you can go directly to the section that you would be interested in for your bird. Please don’t ignore the other sections though because a lot of the larger (or smaller) toys can be adapted for your size bird, by just changing the size of the supplies used.
J. Kaye uses good clear pictures of each step of the toy making process & provides written descriptions of each step as well. She provides an e-mail address where you can write if you have any questions as well as a couple of mailing lists where ideas are discussed.
Whether you have one parrot or several parrots, from budgies to macaws, I’m sure you will find very useful information and ideas in this CD book.
You can purchase this CD directly from Frugal Parrot Toys
Another source of parrot toy information can be obtained from this book at Amazon.com to the left or Amazon.ca to the right.
You can also see the step by step instructions provided in the articles Bird Toys – Make a Bead Toy and Bird Toys – Make a BOING
If you have any questions or problems, please feel free to drop by the Bird Forum (see the most recent posts below) or come & join in our chats on Saturday evenings at 7:30 Eastern Time.