Another good way to provide cheap interactive toys is to hit
garage sales, thrift stores and flea markets. My flock has a
lot of Fischer Price toys. They love the ones that make music
and talk when you push certain buttons. To buy new ones is
prohibitive. But when the kids outgrow them, they get real
cheap second hand. If waterproof I put them through my
dishwasher. If not, they get a good vinegar/water wipe down.
I have yet to have one destroyed, even by my Macaw. They are