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handWOVEN straw hats Blurb

NOT ALL SIMILAR PRODUCTS ARE CREATED EQUAL…

I have been talking about parts & their difference for ions now. So I decided it is time to explain the parts that I use & why. Yes, some parts are more expensive than what other toy maker’s will use that are similar. But I have requirements for quality…

GFBToys uses 2 sizes of handWOVEN straw hats in my toy designs: 2” & 3-4” diameter. These hats are handWOVEN (they are expensive & unfortunately are not easily found anymore). But there is an importance difference between these handWOVEN versus the easily available SEWN hats. And the difference is why GFBToys uses the handWOVEN…they are plain & simple, nothing added!!

The SEWN hats use a fine nylon filament thread that does not brake easily. On a bird, especially a small one it could get wrapped around toes, tongues, a wing, etc. Not advisable for any size critters either since they could ingest the threads which could bind up inside. These SEWN hats are designed for craft use, easier to produce & cost much less.

Plastic chain Made in U.S.A. Blurb

NOT ALL SIMILIAR PRODUCTS ARE CREATED EQUAL…

I have been talking about parts & their difference for ions now. So I decided it is time to explain the parts that I use & why. Yes, GFBToys uses some parts that are more expensive than what other toy maker’s use that is similar, but knowing is important.


This blurb is about: Plastic Chain

(and not all is created equal)


Plastic chain Made in U.S.A. is important to me for many different reasons, from the company practices to what it is made from.

The plastic chain company that I purchase from recognizes that, as a manufacturer of plastic products, they do whatever they can to promote recycling and reduce waste. They are committed to safety and the protection of our planet and the environment we live in.

-The recycling is carried over into their finished products too. The plastic chain, which GFBToys only uses are #2 recyclable & the scrapes can be tossed into your recyclable bin!!

-This plastic chain does NOT contain any BPA or Phthalates nor is there any lead used in creating some or any of the colors used.

This is the only plastic chain used on GFBToys...

Greenfeather Bird Supply,LLC had this chain

Made in USA-Certified
Wood cutouts vs Plywood cutouts Blurb

NOT ALL SIMILIAR PRODUCTS ARE CREATED EQUAL…

I have been talking about parts & their difference for ions now. So I decided it is time to explain the parts that I use & why. Yes, GFBToys uses some parts that are more expensive than what other toy maker’s use that is similar, but knowing is important.

This blurb is about: Wood cutouts vs Plywood cutouts

(AND not all is created equal)

In this blurb, it will be about the difference between Wood cutouts vs Plywood cutouts…and there is a difference!! I have been reading from a number of sites/blogs/FB pages about DIY toys for your bird or critter. These sources are also making suggestions to use easily found & inexpensive parts from around the house, $1 store, craft stores, Home Depot/Lowe’s & similar places. These are fine sourcing places BUT you need to know what you are looking at since


You know those really cute ¼” to ½” or even thinner or thicker cutout wood shapes (rocking horse, stars, animal shapes, etc) that you find at those stores or online… Hold one horizontally & do you notice that it is comprised of layers. Well these layers are glued together with a toxic adhesive/glue & are intended for craft use where this process is fine for, but not for pet chew use.

There are really cute wood cutout shapes available out there that are made from solid wood, both in hard & soft woods. But don’t be surprised at their price compared to the plywood version. When searching, several suppliers do sell both the solid & plywood on their site or in store…remember to read all the info per shape/part.

GFBToys chooses to only uses solid cutout shapes & wood parts in both hard & soft woods on our toy creations… No laminated wood parts are used. GFBToys also chooses to use as much wood parts as possible that are grown & milled here in the USA from sustainable sourcing companies. Sustainable, ethical sourcing of wood products from outside the USA is also as important too.

GFBToys believes in supporting ‘Green’ ethical business.