Why Are Parrot Toys So Important? - Pisces Pet Emporium
If you keep parrots, you know that having a variety of toys on hand and rotating them regularly is recommended – but do you know why? Parrots are highly intelligent animals, and toys assist in educating them, satisfying instincts, and keeping their beaks busy from chewing household objects. Toys also promote exercise and provide entertainment. Not only does this stifle boredom, which can lead to behavioral problems if not satisfied; but it also improves your bird’s overall quality of life.

 

Now that we know why bird toys are an important aspect of your feathered friend’s life, let’s look at 3 of the most common types of toys available and how they can enrich your parrot’s playtime and experiences!

 

Foraging Toys

Foraging toys are a well-rounded option for most parrots. They tackle shredding and chewing playstyles on top of providing exercise and mental stimulation. These problem-solving toys can involve opening compartments, untying knots, picking through various forage for treats and nesting materials, or even puzzle solving to release treats!

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Noise Making Toys

As Parrots have an instinct to communicate vocally, noise making toys can help support them socially as well as provide entertainment. Many different toys available come with bells attached to them that produce noise during play. The Super Bird Cow Bell specifically suits the purpose!

 

 

Exercise Toys

There are a multitude of toys that fall under the category as exercise toys, even including styles of perches! Foot toys are an excellent choice for exercise toys. They tend to be smaller in size and do wonders to provide essential foot and beak exercise as well as improve foot dexterity. Hanging toys and perches such as Super Bird Bungees work for chewing, balance, and further improving foot dexterity. Play gyms are an excellent option for exploring and exercising while away from their cage!

 

Parrots are highly intelligent, and therefore keeping them engaged, having fun, and free from boredom is vital to their health and wellbeing. Having a large variety of toys on hand that can be rotated through the cage every month or two is a terrific way to curb boredom and keeps things fresh. Ensure you inspect toys regularly. Toys that have broken or missing pieces should be replaced.

Keep in mind that every parrot has a preferred play style and may prefer certain types of toys better than others. If you have any questions about bird toys give us a call or visit us in store!

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