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Old 03-17-2009, 09:48 AM   #1
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Snuggle huts: good or bad?

I got Pippin a snuggle hut for her cage pretty much because it was cute and I thought she'd like it. Then I heard someone say that they weren't good for birds. Something to do with females getting egg bound I think. Aside from that, Pip just ends up destroying it little by little.
What are your views on this product?
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Old 03-17-2009, 10:07 AM   #2
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If Pip is destroying it, I would remove it. I have read too many horror stories where birds have gotten strangled in the cords of their snuggle huts and died. I personally have chosen not to include any nest-like thing in my bird's cages, including snuggle huts. I don't want to risk increased aggression, or egg laying in my female
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Old 03-17-2009, 10:20 AM   #3
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I agree with skhurley -
The breeder I got Boy from told me that one of her clients lost two parrotlets - one digested threads from a snuggle hut and the other got entangled in a long thread and strangled. These snuggle huts were made from faux lamb looking stuff -

You may want to try a snuggle ring. My older female parrotlet loves her snuggle ring and I've read other postings that the snuggle ring is a fav among parrotlets.
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Old 03-17-2009, 11:24 AM   #4
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Hi Karnrene,
Where can I find a snuggle ring for Casper and Picasso. I have a happy hut but all Casper does is sit on the top of it. He won't even go into it. Big waste of money.
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Old 03-17-2009, 01:42 PM   #5
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Yea, I've had a snuggle hut in Edy's cage for a few weeks now, she still refuses to go into it. She used to attack it violently like some of her toys, but she doesn't do that too often now. I still leave it in there in the hopes that she'll warm up to the idea of going into it, but for the moment, she actually sleeps on top of her snuggle ring, rather than in it.. very strange, lol.
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Old 03-17-2009, 02:15 PM   #6
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I got the white snuggle rings from avianenrichment:
http://www.avianenrichment.com/store...idCategory=104

Nipper, the older female, had a white one for years, which I replaced with a colorful one. She stressed out about it, so I bought her another white one - she sits on top - and if I don't cut the lights out when she wants to got to sleep, she gets in it. she loves that thing! My Boy has one, but he's happy with hanging on one of his boingers at night.

Someone recently posted a really cute picture of their parrotlet sitting in the middle of a colored snuggle ring- I think it was made of felt - ...
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Old 03-17-2009, 02:22 PM   #7
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Hi, Here's the picture of a pretty colored snuggle ring for a beautiful little bird, Milo,
the ring seems to be made of felt - no one posted any warnings about using felt, so I think felt may be okay - I'm not sure...
http://talkparrotlets.com/showthread.php?t=4336
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Old 03-17-2009, 03:48 PM   #8
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It looks like fleece to me. Darcy has a little fleece snuggle that I made for him. He sleeps in it and also hides in it. Maybe I should get him a snuggle rine intstead.
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To my knowledge, the snuggle rings are safe
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Old 03-17-2009, 04:15 PM   #10
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CORRECTION:

thanks, yes, the colorful "birdie binkie" I referenced as a colorful snuggle ring in my above posting is made of fleece - NOT felt as I guessed,

and yep, the original "birdie binkie" is safe as described on their website:

http://www.birdiebinkies.com/index.html

I didn't realize that that colorful snuggle ring had a proper brand name - birdie binkie ......

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