Let’s take a look at the different styles of toys available for Kakarikis and the most popular Kakariki toys from each of them.
Some chewable and reusable foraging Kakariki toys come prefilled with treats, others you fill yourself, but all Kakarikis love getting them out the toy again.
With chewable foraging toys they have to chew and shred their way through the toy’s textures to get to their reward. The Shred & Spin and Unicorn Pinata are made from cardboard and paper so your Kakariki can tear their way through.
Reusable foraging toys such as the Buffet Party Ball and Hol-ee Roller encourage your Kakariki to to work a little hard for their food or treats; just as nature intended.
Wood and Rope Toys
Wood is perfect for your Kakarki to chew on and rope ideal for preening with.
The Beaded Triangle is a soft wooden triangle with small beads and rope attached, great for littler beaks.
Coconut and Cactus Toys
These are made from natural materials Kakariki love to pick at and chew on.
The best example of this style of toy is the Bird Kabobs range. It’s made from irresistible agave or cactus wood. There are Mini, Standard and Parrot Chips to choose from for your Kakariki.
Willow and Palm Toys
Have masses of fibres to pick, preen and unravel.
The Willow Wizard has vine munch balls gentler Kakariki chewers prefer.
Acrylic and Metal Toys
These are made from tougher materials and have parts your Kakariki can remove, twist and spin.
Cardboard and Paper Toys
Give your Kakariki lots to shred and destroy.
Birdie Bangles are made from soft cardboard and come in two styles, pipes and rings.
These toys are small and made for your Kakariki to pick up with their feet. They help to keep feet exercised, as well as beaks and minds entertained.
Fiesta Ball Stuffers are extremely popular and loads of fun for your Kakariki to unravel.
The Sneaker Foot Toy that has laces for your bird to untie. Plus, you can hide rewards inside them.
Swings and Climbing Toys
Perfect for providing places for your active Kakariki to explore and play.
You can bend the Coloured Ladder into lots of different shapes to create a wall or climbing frame.
Bells and Musical Toys
Kakarikis, like all Parrots, like toys that are just as noisy as they are.
The Tumble Bell chimes merrily away as your bird moves it.
Activity and Trick Toys
A great way to spend time with your Kakariki, growing the bond between your bird. Teach them new skills with these fun toys.
You can teach them colours and numbers with the Teacher Toy, shoot some hoops with a Basketball or even learn simple words and phrases with the Mimic Me.
Toy packs contain lots of toys bundled together. Some are foraging, some are foot, some are chewable, but all are at a reduced price against their RRP’s. Perfect if you’re not sure yet which toy types are preferred by your Kakariki.
You’ll know your Parrot best, please choose toys that you feel are suitable for your Kakariki’s level of destruction. As with anything new it can take some time for your Kakariki to accept a new toy. Introduce new toys slowly. Place it some distance away from your Parrot at first, then bring it closer to them as they become more confident.
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Always supervise your Kakariki during playtime. Regularly maintain toys, especially ropes or fibres. Remove if you feel it poses a hazard to your bird.
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