The time frame to build/make your stainless steel toys can vary depending on how many are ahead of your order. We aim to produce nice looking toys and we take our time so we do not make costly mistakes. We hope your bird(s) will be pleased with your purchase.
Some of our stainless toys may not be suitable for larger parrots such as large Macaws or large Cockatoos. As for the most part, the orings even welded can not withstand the force of pressure that their huge beaks can generate as the large Macaws can generate well over 200 pounds of pressure per square inch as well as the larger Cockatoos. They crush, bend, tweak, break welds on these orings that link from one part of the toy to other parts on the toy.
While we would like to see our toys last a "lifetime" being that it is stainless steel, it may or may not endure a pristine quality throughout the life of a toy. The best quality of stainless steel can possibly develop corrosion over time especially in very moist/humid climates and yes even indoors as well as in dryer areas. We also won't know how well the stainless toys are cared for, such as were toys left in water too long to soak or harsh chemicals used to disinfect the toy and so on. There are so many factors that can affect how well metals last.
Our stainless steel toys consist of bird safe components, some toys may have a few plastic beads on the toy to add a splash of color & interest. We use all sorts of stainless items & shapes. Some of our made toys might be "one of a kind" or maybe very few depending on supply of items, if this is the case it will be stated on the product page of the item. Often the toys can take a while to make up.
As for our stainless steel orings to make them more bird safe, we weld our orings closed. Please keep in mind that our standard size oring we use is the 16mm (5/8" inside dia.) x 2.5mm (3/32" thickness) and would not be suitable for the large Macaws/Cockatoos, The strength of the welds we make on this size ring will hold up to any extra small bird and on up to medium size birds such as Amazons, Greys with no problem whatsoever. Our 3.0mm thickness oring might endure some Macaws beaks if they are not out to destroy. Our heaviest ring is a 3.4mm thickness and is suitable for the larger Macaws/Cockatoos when welded but keep in mind we can not guarantee the 3.4mm oring to hold up to some Green Wing or Hyacinth Macaws. Most of our toys will state the oring size in the description area.
At this time, we do not do custom orders, if there is any customization on a particular toy we sell then it will be shown on a product with option choices available before adding to the cart. We also do not sell wholesale to anyone at this time so please do not ask.
To clean your stainless steel toys is easy! Wash by hand in warm or hot soapy water and rinse well then dry with a soft cloth. Toys can also be washed in a dishwasher, if toy has any plastic pieces on it then wash on top rack. Do not use harsh chemicals to clean.
Now, let's talk bird size in reference to toy size:
Generally speaking it is thought that for instance, small bird means small toy or like large bird means large toy. Some birds like toys built for their size and other birds like toys that are smaller or larger for their size. Usually you will know what your bird likes best once you have come accustomed to likes and dislikes of items on a toy and also the toy size your bird prefers.
In each of our bird groups shown below for our stainless steel bird toys we have categorized toys by bird size into 4 bird groups. Sometimes a toy can be good for two different birds sizes. This does not mean necessarily it will be best for your bird's size. If I am asked would my Cockatiel like this toy? Honestly, I don't know because I do not know your bird and his play habits. Like in my mind, I have always considered an Amazon parrot to be a medium size bird however, the Amazon might like a toy that is smaller or even a larger toy, that choice is up to your bird!!
Extra Small Birds: The toy sizes for extra small birds would be suitable for Lovebirds, Parrotlets, Small Parakeets, Lineolated and all alike size birds.
Small Birds: Our small toys would be suitable for Cockatiels, Conures, Senegals, Quakers, Lorys, Caiques... gee, there are too many small birds to list!!
Medium Birds: We will consider a medium size bird to be along the size of Pionus, Hawk Headed, Small Cockatoos, Mini Macaws, Ringnecks, Amazons, Congo/Timneh African Greys, Eclectus & and all alike size birds.
Large Birds: This would include the Large Macaws and the Large Cockatoos.
If you have any questions or concerns regarding our stainless steel bird toys, please contact us.
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