A range of durable toys for pet birds and Parrots offering foraging opportunities. Choose from entry level toys which are great if your bird is new to the foraging concept, or many others up to complex puzzle systems.
Foraging toys are the alternative to the natural activity of searching for and finding food. This activity helps to challenge birds on a mental and physical basis. As most pet birds have their food prepared and made readily available for them, this means they often miss out on this essential activity.
A bird’s natural instinct is to spend many hours of their day foraging for food. Foraging toys are aimed at providing situation where your bird can replicate this foraging behaviour. Most pet birds no longer have to forage for their food, which would naturally take up the majority of their daily routine, so they end up with many hours of free time.
Boredom is a serious threat to mental and physical health. This can lead to displacement behaviours, such as feather picking, screaming, obesity and deterioration of physical and mental abilities.
A study by ethologist Cheryl Meehan found that foraging was even more important to birds than play. Introducing foraging toys to your bird helps to ensure they stay healthy and happy!
Parrots work for things they value, as long as they do not also get those items without effort. Try avoiding offering the same reward in your birds bowl - especially those favourite little treats.