Well, We’ve Done the Twist!

August 24, 2014 § 2 Comments

I had a few requests to see the Avian Stainless Do the Twist toy loaded up and actually in use, and I’ll be honest; I haven’t made any homemade toys in a long time– so this was the perfect opportunity. I decided to load it up with some good, all natural wood! I used a combination of small wood beads in three shapes: spools, round beads, and beehive beads, along with two awesome types of wood parts from Mother Pluckin’ Bird Toys: the avian tiny wafers and the avian small cork stuffers. They’re all strung together on thin leather cord.

a loaded up do the twist toy

Not too shabby, right? The toy has a total of four holes which is kind of the perfect number– four is not so many that your fingers are left tender and sore from having to tie quite so many knots, but it’s also enough that you can load the toy up with tons of fun parts. On the top and bottom hole, I only did one string of toys each, but on the middle two holes, I added double strands of toys for even more wood chipping activity. If you use thin enough cord, you can probably load 3 or maybe even 4 strands into each hole– and in that way, you can really make a huge toy!

lola took right to it!


So what did Lola think? She gives it two wings up! She immediately started chipping away. This base makes a big toy, but again, it’s not so heavy that I feel that it poses any sort of danger. She’s still working at it now! I went with an all wood iteration of this toy, but the possibilities are endless. And because it has four toy holes, there is tons of room for plenty of variety.

lola says every bird needs a do the twist!

Seeing Lola going at the fully loaded toy reinforces that this is a great buy. I love that even after she destroys all of the toy parts, the base will be ready for for reinvention as a brand new toy. I definitely recommend it to anybody who likes to main their own toys. And because it’s made from high quality and safe stainless steel, it’s going to last a long, long time. Even better!

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§ 2 Responses to Well, We’ve Done the Twist!

  • Jodi says:

    Love your blog and use it as the great resource it is! Just went to Avian Stainless and saw that they were not taking or fulfilling orders. 😦 Hopefully they’ll be open again soon and not go the way of Grey Feather Toys.

    • Coco's Flock says:

      Thank you so much! Not to worry about Avian Stainless– I don’t think they’re going anywhere. The owner unfortunately suffered a hand injury but is on the mend. She has a real passion for what she does and I’m sure the store will be back open soon!

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