This is my most popular toy I make. I named it Peanut Butter & Jellyfish because it just looks like something from the bottom of the ocean. This is a photo of it in a brand new state.
And this is a photo of what it should look like after it has been preened to death. I have to have one of these toys in Timothy's cage at all times. He works on it every day and never tires of playing with the long cotton fibers. When a toy ends up looking like this, I am pleased. As all the energy put into preening this toy, is that much less time Timmy spends on picking his feathers.
Again: new and pretty.
Used and loved.
All this equals one happy parrot that is beginning to let his feathers grow. I can't claim this toy will cure a feather picker, but it sure does help ease the plucking/picking obsession of my boy. And for that I say, "thank you" to my God, who sees even the tiniest sparrow fall.