We are often asked if the toys we sell on our web site and in our retail store are all made in the USA. Assuming even a claim by a manufacturer that a toy is "Made in the USA" can sometimes be a little tricky and more a play on words than an actual 100% truthful statement.
Some of our manufacturers import some or all of their toys. Some companies only import some of the parts used in the toys, and then assemble the toys in the US so technically they could say their toys are made in the USA if they wanted to. We have a few toy companies that claim "USA Made" but in reality not all of their toy parts are US manufactured as stated above.
Just because a manufacturer purchases their toy parts in the US, does not necessarily mean all of the parts were actually also made in the US. Purchasing materials in the US and putting them together to make a toy in our mind does not make that toy truly USA Made.
Also, keep in mind that some materials used in some bird toys currently cannot be purchased in the US. For example, vine materials are often imported from India, Palm materials may be from the Philippines, balsa wood originates from Ecuador, seagrass comes from Vietnam, and very often the hardware (quick links and such) used for bird toys today, is made in China or Taiwan.
So unless a manufacturer can "guarantee" all materials used to make their toys are US manufactured, just saying their toys are Made in the USA, does not necessarily mean 100% USA.
The toys on our site that start with the sku "TOY-NATURE" are toys made by us and we try to use mostly parts that are labeled made in the USA when making these toys. However the hardware used for hanging the toys is sometimes imported as shown above and that is why we do not claim our toys to be made in the USA using only 100% US parts. Any toys sold by us that are certified made in the USA using USA parts will also be noted on the item's page.
We hope that helps answer some questions concerning how and where many bird toys are often made or assembled.
Please note that most bird toys are non-returnable items for health reasons, so if you have questions about a toy, or need help selecting one for your feathered friend, please feel free to e-mail us or give us a call at our bird store.
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We are a full line bird store located in Decatur, Alabama. If you would like more information about ordering from us, please visit our Information Page. You may also contact our store toll free at 1-800-816-2324 Tuesday through Friday between 10:00 and 4:30 central time if you need help placing an order.