Keep Your Bird Entertained
As a loving and kind parrot owner can you take a look at your parrot’s toys and honestly and knowingly say that they are:
Created using tanned vegetable leather
Not created using formaldehyde in any form
Created with iron or stainless steal
Not created with a zinc coating
Created with woods that are vegetable dyed
Not created using paints, lacquers, glues or adhesives
Created with chains and links that are made out of stainless steel to attach the toys to the cage bars
Well? How well do you know your parrot’s toys? The same toys that you lovingly purchased for your parrot?
If you don’t know how your parrot’s toys were made or if you do not what your parrot’s toys are made of or from, don’t worry, you are not alone! More than half of every parrot owner does not truly know what their parrot’s toys are made from or where they came from.
Some parrot toys are created in overseas countries and then imported into the USA. Most times these countries actually have subpar standards than the USA, especially when it concerns the proper health care of our cats, dogs and parrots. This means that the toys your parrot may be playing with right now may actually be harmful to them.
In order to take care your parrot, you need to be aware of proper parrot toy safety. This means that you will need to understand that there are certain woods, dyes, chemicals, metals, etc, that are absolutely detrimental to your parrot’s health, both short term and long term.
Therefore it is important to choose your parrot’s toys wisely. Avoid toys that contain Zinc and Lead. Or that have leather and wood pieces that are dyed with anything other than vegetable dye. It is also best to try to identify the type of wood that is present in your parrot’s toy as there are quite a few woods that are harmful to parrots, such as Apple. A good, safe, wood that is popular amongst most good parrot toys is Manzanite. It is a dark wood that grows in a variety of shapes and sizes.
Be very careful when choosing your parrot’s toys so as to insure the overal health and safety of your parrot for many years to come.
Keep Your Bird Entertained
Imagine New Toys Each Month
Go back to your childhood and think about how much fun you had playing with toys, especially new toys. Now imagine how much fun you would have had if new toys had arrived in the mail each and every month for you to play with. It would be astounding!
Your bird is no different in many ways. He gets the same excited and curious reaction at the thought of having a new item to climb on, chew on, play with, or even shred apart.
Look What Toys Can Do For Your Bird
It’s amazing to think that some little toy that hangs on his perch or in his cage could do very much, but in fact it can do a lot for your bird. Parrots are highly intelligent, and in the wild they are curious, investigative, and roam great distances. In our captive environments, a lot of this natural behavior is removed or limited, but toys are the key to allowing your bird to still think and play.
It helps not only stimulate his brain and give him something to do, but it can greatly help reduce negative behaviors like feather pulling, screaming for attention, and biting.
While toys are great, they’ve got to be safe. Many of the parrot toys that are commercially and readily available aren’t always the safest item for your bird. They can be toxic, dangerous, and even deadly as the bird toy market is not regulated, and many of these toys come from overseas.
With the Parrot Toys by Mail club, you’ll have access to totally bird safe toys that are made with your bird in mind. They’ll come sized for your bird, will contain only natural items that are safe, and will provide your bird with a ton of fun!