Zoo-Max was founded in 1988 and initially only imported bird food. They soon however started creating their own bird food and in 1994 progressed even further by producing their own range of Parrot toys under the name Fun-Max.
All the toys are designed and built in Canada, on just the one site so that each toy is of the highest quality. Zoo-Max cut all the toy pieces themselves too to ensure they meet their high standards of safety.
Northern Parrots are a UK importer of Zoo-Max toys, ensuring a consistent supply.
Activity and Trick Toys
Activity and trick toys are a fabulous way of keeping your Parrot’s mind active, no matter what their age.
The Teacher Training Toy is the fun way to teach your Parrot colours and numbers. Parrots need to put the right colour and right number of rings onto the stack. Spending time together like this improves the bond between you and your Parrot. After a while your Parrot should be able to identify different colours and know how to count.
The Six Rings A Treat Foot Toy is a tantalising combination of food and toy. The six hollowed rings have been filled with seed, and then once your bird has finished eating the seed, they can chew on their new toy.
The Rollicking Toy has masses of textures.
Reusable Foraging Toys
Your Parrot can enjoy finding millet in the Holder.
Wood and Rope Toys
The Cocotte Medium has a myriad of brightly coloured wooden slats which have been stacked and then suspended on a metal chain. Your Parrot can manipulate the pieces to create different shapes or chew on them to keep their beaks healthy and trim. Also available in small and large.
The Temple Towers Parrot Toy is several layers of wooden blocks and slices stacked together. These layers, all completely chewable, are knotted onto paper rope, another beak teasingly good material for your Parrot to explore. There is lots of space inside the towers to add your Parrot’s cherished things to it, like treats and small pieces of material.
The Pianossimo is made for bigger beaks.
The Medium Sized Spiddy Chew Toy has oodles of leather strips which have been threaded and knotted onto an acrylic shape and all have knots on the end which your Parrot can chew and untie.
The knotted leather attaches to colourful wooden blocks and soft cotton rope has also been added to give your bird plenty of textures to explore.
As your bird climbs and swings on this toy it rattles and tilts making it even more entertaining. Also available in a large size.
The Radar Wood and Leather Toy, available in a large size, is calling out for your feathered friend to come and play with it, with its bright colours, masses of wooden slats and leather.
The Fun Stars Stacker has lots of wood stars to chew on and acrylic shapes to explore.
The Accordion has over 20 pieces of wood to chew on.
Chewable Foraging Toys
A Foraging Cube Hanging Parrot Toy is packed full of colourful crinkle paper that is only accessed by a small gap in the box. Birds love the delightful noise paper makes as it is ripped apart and shredded.
The top and bottom of the Foraging Cube can both be turned and moved so more rewards can be added to them, but your Parrot doesn’t know that. The Cube has corrugated edges too, so possibly space for more goodies! The whole toy hangs on a cotton rope that’s good for chewing and preening. There are two sizes of Foraging Cube to buy, small and medium.
The Agabus is fun to chew on.
The Foraging Fun Box is similar.
The Groovy Dancer Parrot Toy has grooves along the side where you can add treats or materials for your bird to play with. It encourages your Parrot’s natural foraging behaviour. There are lots of colourful wooden blocks for your Parrot to chew on too. Each of these blocks located on the arms and legs of the toy move on the paper rope that is running through the middle of the toy and this twisting motion makes getting to their prize more difficult for your bird than they first imagine.
Cardboard and Paper Toys
There are two sizes of Stacks of Shredding Toy, medium and large. The layer upon layer of chewable wooden pieces are well designed for chewing or shredding or both. Holes inside the corrugated cardboard pieces let you wedge in your Parrot’s favourite treats.
However, the whole toy spins and jiggles about when your bird tries to grab a hold of it, making it a challenging toy to master and thus giving your Parrot a physical and mental work out. Plus, all the different levels encourage your bird to climb.
For further shredding fun introduce your Parrot to the Shredding Tower. The large tower has been created especially for Parrots that are really into shredding, with thick corrugated cardboard and chunky wooden blocks. It keeps your Parrot occupied for a long time, chewing and shredding. There is a Large Honeycomb size.
Choose the Shredding Coronet Medium. It’s brightly coloured and packed with interesting shapes to capture your bird’s imagination.
All the wood, rope and cardboard that make up this toy are soft and very chewable. Hide treats inside the corrugated slats for your bird to forge for. Then your bird has to climb all over the toy to reach the different sections.
There are between 20-50 slices in each pack, depending on the size of each piece. But every slice has a pre-cut hold in their middle so you can easily attach them to your bird’s toys.
As well as being used to refurbish existing toys the pieces can be used as toy-making part or to refill other Zoo Max shredding toys.
There are three different lengths of Paper Rope and are packaged as small or medium. It’s tightly twisted and is extremely amusing for your Parrot to preen, chew and shred. It’s flexible and stronger than a lot of cotton and leather ropes.
Use the rope as a toy-making part, update your bird’s current toys or just fasten it to your Parrot’s cage so your feathered friend can chew and untie it at their leisure.
Choose either the small or large Leather Strips. They are a useful size for improving any existing toys your Parrot has, because they quickly fasten onto wooden or plastic toys to create a fresh new toy for your bird to play with. Alternatively, they can be used to build a brand new toy altogether.
Any toy-making part is good for building the relationship between you and your Parrot. Parrots enjoy helping rejuvenate their toys or building an exciting new one. Repairing existing toys gives them a new lease of life.
Cotton Rope has multiple uses for you and your Parrot. These are refilling preening toys, repairing existing toys by adding extra parts to them, and building an original new toy.
The Colourful Sisal Rope, ready to order in a pack of 6, is a myriad of colours so that your bird is kept captivated by this toy. The colours are made using a non-toxic dye and again this rope is a good toy-making part or to give current ones a wonderful new look.
There are 30 in each packet, with 5 of 6 different colours of either red, blue, purple, green, orange or yellow. Teach your Parrot all these colours and the numbers. Each disk has a hole drilled through their centre so that they fasten quickly onto other toys.
There are Wood Slices in Pack of 17 too.
Bird toy specialists Zoo-Max released more exciting toys for Parrots in August 2017.
Mr Frog has lots of fun textures for your bird to explore.
The Cookie Stack is in a mini size and offers lots of chewing opportunities.
The Bandage wraps around perches.
The Birdie Plunk provides foraging fun.
If they prefer foraging, there’s the Small Foraging Box or Puzzle Tower or if they prefer chewing there’s the Block Tower or if they prefer preening there’s the Tournicotti Verglas, Fuzzy or Fun Loving toys.
The Triple Dowel offer a combination of all of these.
For preening fun, provide the Bizzy.
The new Coloured Wood Shapes let you get inventive with your Parrot by building them a new toy.
The Sola Rope Ball offers unravelling fun.
Keep feet busy shredding, with the Shredding Cube,
Let your Parrot enjoy climbing on the Arch Swing.
Finally, your Parrot can learn colours with the Shape Puzzle.
Give your Parrot double the enjoyment with the Twin Wavy Blocks.
Zoo – Max: A large choice of high quality, safe toys for your Parrot to play with for maximum fun.