Dear Parrot Lover,
It is extreme common knowledge among all parrot owners that parrots should have a wide variety of toys.
Toys help to stimulate your parrot’s mind so that he can continue to be smart. Toys help to encourage your parrot’s curiosity, so that he can learn more. Toys also provide your parrot with exercise to help strengthen their muscles and improve their dexterity.
But all too often, at some point, your parrot will become bored with his toys and will refuse to play with them; he may even attack them!
There are many different types and styles of toys that you can purchase for your parrot at your local pet store. But if you wanted an even larger variety, there are also plenty of online stores that sell toys that are unique to your particular type of parrot. By shopping for parrot toys online you can also comparison price shop too, so that you know that you are getting a great deal.
However, there are also more unconventional types of toys that you can acquire for your parrot. All it takes is a little thinking outside of the proverbial box.
Regardless of your breed of parrot, all parrots love to forage as it not only stimulates their mind but it also feeds their curiosity too. You can make your own foraging toy for your parrot by using an empty paper towel holder, stuffing the inside with nuts and dried fruit, and then folding down the ends. This can then be hung from a piece of string or wool from the cage bars.
Another fun option that you can involve small children in, is to roll empty toilet paper rolls in smooth peanut butter, and then roll it in bird seed. This can either be hung inside your parrot’s cage or from a tree outside for your backyard and wild birds to enjoy. For added fun, you can hang this toy from a tree outside a window for your parrot to watch the other wild birds enjoying the treat.
Visiting the discount dollar stores and the baby aisles at larger supermarkets can also be a resource for education and fun toys for parrots to play and learn with. Remember, that larger parrots such as Macaws, Cockatoos, and African Greys have the mental capacity of two to three year old child. This means that toys that are aimed for babies and toddlers are perfect for parrots too.
If you do provide your parrot with an unconventional toy to play with, please do make quite sure that there are no small parts that can be swallowed and that there is nothing that your parrot can hurt himself on.
A Bird Toy a Month …
…Keeps the Boredom Away!
Imagine you’re a parrot or other pet bird living within a cage inside a human home. How foreign this must seem to a feathered species? No trees to perch in or fly to and fro. No warm sun or air across your feathers. What is a captive bird to do?
This is where we need to make sure we provide our pet birds with the best of a captive life, and toys are an integral part of making our birds happy. New toys, especially, help alleviate boredom in a pet bird and keep his mind working and thriving!
Bird Toys that are Fun and Safe
Ideally, new toys are rotated into your bird’s life, allowing him to continually experience something new. How often should you provide new toys? Generally, a couple new toys each month is the way to go because this way the toys stay new and fresh for your bird.
Toys should be the kind that mimics what a parrot would do, if on his own in the wild. He needs toys that stimulate his brain, allow him to use his beak and feet, and can be played with, shredded, and even destroyed at times. Shredded? Destroyed? Yes!
Toys made of natural materials allow him to do what comes naturally to him. Toys made of things like coconut fiber, corn cob, oyster shells, safe leather, sisal cord, cuttle bone and bamboo are all safe items to play with but also items that can be chewed on and even ripped apart in some cases.
The important part is that these toys are safe for your bird, and many cheaply produced bird toys aren’t. There are no regulations on the safety of bird products, and many toys incorporate stains, woods, metals, and other materials that just aren’t safe for your bird to play with. In fact, some items can lead to toxicity or death!
The Parrot Toys by Mail club only creates toys that are totally natural and safe.
New Toys Every Month!
If rotating or adding toys each month is the best thing for your bird, wouldn’t it be great if there were a club that provided new toys each month for your bird ….and you didn’t even have to leave the house to get them?
Parrot Toys by Mail club does exactly this very thing. The club creates toys that are all natural and safe so you don’t have to worry about your bird’s safety, and then personally selects the best toys for your bird according to his size and breed and ships them right to your door.
Additionally, there is a money back guarantee if you decide you don’t want the toys anymore, but as a bonus, you’ll receive free toys over the course of the year and bonus bird information.