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Just like everyone, parrots need toys to entertain and occupy themselves. Think about how you need “hobbies” to stimulate your mind, prevent boredom. Enjoying the reward of accomplishment is most of the fun! Whether your hobby is gardening, baking, or collecting something, the “process” of the hobby is what brings you satisfaction.
Pet birds may not have a “hobby” that we know of, but they’ve got instinctual needs to chew and forage. Bird toys provide for these important instinctual needs. The whole idea of animal enrichment is taking care of captive animals by finding ways that they can meet their instinctual needs. As your parrots’ caretaker, it is important to provide for your birds chewing and foraging needs.
Bird Toys for Chewing: Wild parrots chew to investigate their environment and to find food and nesting material. They chew through wood branches, dig out nesting cavities in trees and chew seed pods and crack open nuts. Chewing hard objects, like wood help to keep a parrots’ beak in tip top condition. Our pet birds still have that strong need to chew so provide your parrot with wood bird toys and problem solving toys.
Peachy recently let me know that I needed to update his bird toy selection when he took to chewing on the door frame in the bird room. Sure, I was a little irritated, but the truth is, the damage was my fault. Peachy had gotten bored with the wood bird toys that he had available and he was just doing what parrots do. I’ve got to replace the door frame, but worse, Peachy really shouldn’t be eating household paint. He should be chewing bird toys with safe colors and stimulating arrangements.
Bird Toys for Foraging: Wild parrots spend at least 70% of their waking hours foraging, or searching the jungle for food and nesting material. They have to fly to find food, figure out how to get it and then peel fruits, crack open nuts and dig through jungle floor debris. Our pet birds get their needs met instantly in a bowl. What’s a bird to do with the rest of the day? It needs foraging bird toys!
University of California at Davis researcher M.L. Meehan foraged out evidence that given the opportunity, a parrot would rather put forth some kind of “work to get food, even if there is a bowl of easy to get food available for the taking.
Foraging bird toys require pet birds to work for food. Whether it is digging through a basket of foot toys to find a wanted nut or figuring out a puzzle or opening a trap door. Foraging toys encourage your bird to use its brain, provide exercise and give instant satisfaction when the puzzle is solved.
Here is a video of Peachy foraging for some nuts!