Our African Grey Parrot’s Favorite Bird Toys

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Jerry our beautiful African Grey

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.

Shredfest Bird Toy

ShredFest Bird Toy

Surfin Safari Bird Toy

Surfin Safari Bird Toy for African Grey Parrots

Bird Kabob Fiesta

Bird Kabob Fiesta Bird Toy

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2 responses to “Our African Grey Parrot’s Favorite Bird Toys

  1. I took your advice & ordered my CAG pumpkin & hemp seeds. We sprinkle them on her evening veggies which she seems to enjoy. Only been a few weeks now, but hope springs eternal! We also moved her day cage to a better location so she can keep a better eye on the daily activities. That seems to really appeal to her as well. Her chest plucking habit has decreased but ideally none would be great. Thanks for the toy suggestions too!

  2. Hi Jane,

    It does take some time. The fact that her chest plucking has decreased is great progress!!! Yeah!! It is hard sometimes to cure plucking all together because (if it is behavioral and not medical in nature) sometimes they can for any number of reasons just slip back into old negative patterns as humans do. Jerry on occasion will slip back for no apparent reason but the extent is much less than it used to be.

    I am so happy for you both!!!

    Ann

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