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I am starting to give my cockatiels wood so they use it as a toy, destroying it. I know there are many toys made out of wood, but isn't it possible for them to get hurt with the splinters if they eat them?

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We have 2 African greys, about 25 and 20 years. We have found "a busy beak is a happy beak". They love to tear things apart, never had a problem with splinters. Their favorite is chicken leg bones, they turn them into sawdust getting the marrow. Chicken bones are probably too big for cockatiels.

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  • "...too big for cockatiels.." . you'd be surprised! We had Rosellas (roughly same size as cockatiels - maybe slightly larger), and they'd handle a chicken drumstick like a pro!! LOL (gawd they love that marrow!!)
    – Ditto
    Commented Apr 11, 2023 at 20:14

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