Milo And His "Knotty Net"
Posted 12 February 2011 - 08:02 PM
I made Milo a "Knotty Net" today for about $12 and 3 hours' work time to get it totally made and set up. I hit Lowe's for the rope ($3 per 50 ft, I got 2 spools) and a couple of washers ($1 ea). Then I hit Michael's craft store for plain wooden round beads with wide holes, and some bells ($5 or 6 for both together). I had the ladder at my house and took the regular hooks out of it so he wouldn't hurt himself on them, but dowels were at Michael's for 59 cents if you want to go that route.
Without further ado, here's some pics...
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I stretched it between his new playstand (gotten by the fiancee's mom ) and his cage.
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The knots are a little sloppy but I got the hang of it by the end. Problem is the strings weren't all the same length! I'm not a crafty person so this doesn't surprise me.
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As you can see, Milo's pretty suspicious of this net business, even though I used extra rope to secure the underside and keep it from swaying etc. He's been munching on his millet spray for 15 minutes now, with one leg clinging to the bars of the cage and one leg on the net, stretching his neck as far as he can to avoid having to stand completely on the net! Silly bird.
Posted 12 February 2011 - 08:23 PM
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Posted 13 February 2011 - 12:14 PM
I love anything homemade. It just seems that I can't think of things like this. Great job!
I'm not an artsy or creative person at all--I always hated craft projects as a kid, haha! But this was really quite easy and inexpensive, I just followed the directions from Cheap Parrot Toys and Tips and they've got so many other ideas that look cool, too. =) If I can make it anyone can, hehe.
Posted 16 February 2011 - 10:12 AM