I have one of those unique-to-me hardware questions: is there a not-too-expensive optical mouse, with a cord that is not easily shredded by my avian buddies, Peanut the Parrot or Pinkerton the Cockatoo?
If “fully parrot proof” is not available (and parrots are masters of Beak Fu so that may be hard to achieve) I would accept something that is at least going to take some serious effort by Mr. Bird to get through. My current issue is that I have to vigilantly police the mouse cord b/c my current bog-standard Logitech mouse cord can be damaged in the blink of a bird’s eye. And yes, patching with duct tape can help but it’s a stopgap solution at best.
There are many types of mouse cord - simply plastic, corded, etc. Educate me a bird on their structural integrity please, and resistance to evolutionary honed keratin weaponry.