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I'm A "Toy Commando"
What I'm about to tell you is probably somewhat illegal,
and if you join the
Toy Commandos, you're on your own.
Some years ago I noticed that most pet stores didn't
provide toys for the birds. These pitiful creatures
sat in their cages or enclosures all day with nothing
to do. Sad, when there was hundreds of wonderful
toys just down the aisle to play with. So here's
I started to do, and still do to this day......
I simply went over to the toys, grabbed the appropriate
toy for the bird that I had in mind, and gave it to
Of course I am very discreet about this. Most
employees don't even notice. For the 'Toos,
I always grab
a toy made of wood and something they can hold in
feet (as they love to hold things). One of the
toys most pet
shops carry is a package of colored wood that looks
fat round sticks and also disks. These are great
any parrot to hold and more importantly to chew.
only part of the package and hide the rest for another
It's wonderful to see the birds play with the toys
them, and often times the bird goes from a very unhappy
creature just staring into space, into something
purpose in life. Could I buy the toys and give
the birds? Of course, but first, I couldnt afford
second, I think the owners have a responsibility to
these poor birds with the bare necessities.
And if they
wont... I will, because I'm a "TOY COMMANDO"