Our African Grey Parrot named Jerry is 17 years old. We adopted Jerry in 2001 and he was a feather plucker back then. He still likes to pluck his feathers today (only at night) but has cut down considerably on the plucking.
When we first adopted Jerry he was not into playing with his bird toys……Jerry was more obsessed with plucking. It took time but Jerry finally found fun in chewing and playing with his bird toys. At times we had to show Jerry that it was fun to play with his toys as we would play with them ourselves. He watched in amusement “there is a human playing with my parrot toy. (Silly human LOL).
Twelve years later Jerry just loves to play with his bird toys…..and it’s just not one kind of a bird toy. Jerry loves play with wood bird toys, plastic bird toys and foraging bird toys.
Here is Jerry’s the African Parrot’s top 3 Favorite Bird Toys:
1. ShredFest Bird Toy: What Jerry loves about this toy is the multiple shreddable items. Whether it’s the vine balls, vine wreaths, the jumbo popscicle sticks or the Eco Forage Boxes…..Jerry is a happy boy when it comes to playing with this parrot toy.
2. Surfin’ Safari Bird Toy: Jerry has made this toy is own. He has positioned this toy on top of another bird toy so that he can use the top of the toy as a bird perch. He sleeps on this make shift bird perch every night.
3. Bird Kabob Fiesta Bird Toy: Jerry just loves the soft Yucca wood. It is really easy for any type of parrot to chew. This is a great toy for birds that are having a tough time adjusting to playing with bird toys.