Natural Washers

Natural Washers

Hi there, I'm Jewel, and I'd like to talk to you about a topic that's very important for us parrots - our toys and perches!

As you may know, toys and perches are essential to our lives. They provide mental and physical stimulation, help us maintain healthy beaks and nails, and prevent boredom and destructive behaviour. But have you ever wondered why some of our toy suppliers opt to use natural wood washers instead of steel washers for our perches, platforms, and toys? Well, I'm here to tell you why!

First and foremost, natural wood washers are a safer alternative for our parrots. Steel washers can be dangerous if we accidentally ingest fragments of them, causing severe harm to our digestive system. Natural wood washers, on the other hand, are entirely safe for us to chew on. They also provide a more natural texture and feel, which is more appealing to us parrots and encourages us to engage with our toys and perches.

In addition to being safer, natural wood washers are also more environmentally friendly. Steel washers are made from metal, which requires mining and processing raw materials that can negatively impact the environment. Natural wood washers, on the other hand, are made from renewable resources and are biodegradable, meaning they won't contribute to environmental pollution if accidentally ingested or discarded.

Finally, natural wood washers are more attractive to us parrots! We love wood's natural texture and feel, and it's much more interesting to chew on than a cold, rigid metal washer. Plus, the natural colours and patterns of different types of wood add variety and visual interest to our toys and perches, making them even more appealing to us.

In conclusion, natural wood washers are great for our toy and perch suppliers. They provide a safer, more environmentally friendly, and more appealing alternative to steel washers, and we parrots absolutely love them! So next time you choose toys or perches for your parrot, look for ones with natural wood washers - your feathered friend will thank you!

~Written by 
M.Meiring & Cockatoo Jewel

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