Parakeets need and love their parakeet toys. Parakeet toys provide exercise, mental stimulation and innate chewing, preening and foraging needs. We used to think that if parakeet toys just had a bell and mirror that our parakeets socialization and play needs were met. But, Parakeet Care research shows us that parakeets are smart, social pets that need special parakeet toys. Parakeets relish parakeet toys made of soft woods to chew, preening natural fibers, and foraging opportunities. Good parakeet toys let parkakeets pick at leaves and nibble on soft woods and natural fibers.