Birds can be quite clever and rewarding pets, but they require stimulation to be happy and healthy. Toys can be very entertaining for a bird. While bird toys are easily purchased, you can use your own creativity to make some yourself just as easily. Chains are very useful for making bird toys and can be easily cut to custom lengths, but some caution must be taken to ensure that your pet does not harm itself on a toy.
Spread the chain out on a smooth work surface.2
Pull out the link you want to cut using a jewelry pliers. It is easier to see what you are doing if you hold the link so that it is at a cross with the other links in the chain.3
Snip the link with a wire cutters using your other hand. You can use the jewelry pliers or a needle-nose pliers to remove the link, depending on the strength of the metal.