Three Reasons Why Bird Toys Should Hold An Important Place in Your Budget

Bird Toys

3 Reasons Bird Toys are Important

Bird toys are critical to the health and happiness of your feathered friend.  So why are bird toys such a big deal for birds? There are a number of reasons:

1.    They Keep Your Bird Happy. A bored parrot is an unhappy parrot. Birds who suffer from boredom can develop destructive behaviors such as feather plucking and incessant screaming. They may sink into a deep depression, become anti-social and withdrawn. Surely that’s not the life you want for your beloved feathered friend!!! Bird toys can magically solve the issue of boredom and depression. It will lift your bird’s spirit, making him excited about life and eager to get up each day.

Our African Grey “Jerry” we have learned recently…..loves to shred.  We now stock his cage full of shreddable bird toys.  In the past, he was very shy of new bird toys but when he first was introduced to the ShredFest Bird Toy…..it was like he found his inner “chew”.

2.    They Keep Your Bird Healthy. Bird toys provide your parrot with physical exercise and stimulation. As your bird tosses, chases, shreds and rolls his toys around his cage or parrot playgym, he is utilizing dozens of muscles in his feet, neck and wings. This helps keep him in shape, encourages circulation and prevents your bird from gaining excess weight.

Our Double Yellow Headed Amazon “Kiwi” loves to play…but sometimes gets a little lazy in his playing ways.   I find if I place Kiwi’s Hide N Seek bird toy by Caitec in different locations in his cage…..he finds it more amusing and never gets bored.

3.    They Make Your Bird More Pleasant to be Around. If your bird is depressed, sullen and unhappy, he will not be a pleasant companion. He may even become aggressive and try to bite you or other family members. Keeping your bird well-socialized and entertained is the key to a positive, healthy relationship between parrot and owner.

Our Umbrella Cockatoo Marshmellow is a wood chewer and loves to shred.  Her favorite bird toy as of of right now is the Helicopter Bird Toy.  This bird toy is great for her because it gives her the best of both worlds…..wood to chew and plenty of shred material.

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