I'm getting my new baby in 2 days. He doesn't have a name yet. I waiting until I meet him. He's not quite weaned yet but I am experienced in hand feeding so we should be ok. I was wondering what wood would best to make toy out of. Is pine (like from the lumber yard)? I have soft maple trees in my yard that are always losing branches and wondered if they were ok. Thanks
I'm sure you're counting the hours until your new feathered friend comes home. Most pine is listed as a safe wood, as long as any sap has dried up; that shouldn't be a problem with pine from a lumberyard. Maple is safe too. Any wood should be cleaned and disinfected before use, especially if it was collected from outdoors.
Here's a detailed list of safe and unsafe types of wood:
That’s a great list resource. I believe my friend used to wash the branches thoroughly then bake them in the oven for a couple of hours at a low temperature like 200. I am not sure exactly but if you searched you could find instructions