Supplying enriching toys with a focus on safety and enjoyment for your pets, Animal Enrichment Australia is a small business based in Brisbane, Australia.
It is run by me, Kirsty. I have been a veterinary nurse for 10 years and have been providing pet toys for over 5 years now, starting with the natural parrot toys that I hand make. I am very passionate about enrichment and foraging for all pets and have dedicated a YouTube channel to videos that you can use for inspiration. Please browse through the playlists which cover DIY ideas as well as many of the toys available in the store. When viewing individual products, check for the ‘Video Tab’ below the description to see videos of birds, cats and dogs using the actual toy. Alternatively you can use the search button below the banner photo on the YouTube channel, this searches the videos in my channel.
My main passion has always been birds. I have kept a wide variety of bird species in the past 13 years and spending 2 years working for an avian specialist has given me lots of toy safety knowledge which I apply to my toy making process and in selecting the other toys that I stock. After seeing that good quality, FUN toys and decent advice were very hard to come by for most parrot owners (resulting in many birds became sick or injured due to inappropriate toys), I made it my mission to supply an enriching range of safe toys and as much advice as I could give.
Starting out as “Kirsty’s Natural Bird Toys” in 2012, when I started making toys for family and friends. I now supply much more than the natural toys that I hand make with Australian seed pods and other natural items. There’s a wide variety of items for birds.
Cats, Dogs and Exotics
I started ‘branching out’ into foraging toys for other species in 2016, having been interested in this area and also seeing a need for more information and availability of foraging and other enrichment products. With this change, it became apparent that I had outgrown the original business name, hence “Animal Enrichment Australia” was born.
Now with over 300 products, the range of current toys can be seen via the categories on this website, however do be sure to follow my Facebook page for updates on new items as well as photos, videos and DIY enrichment ideas for your pets.
I share my life with quite a few animals myself. There’s my flock of 9 Parrots, 2 dogs and a cat. I live in Queensland and unfortunately can’t have Rabbits or Ferrets, though I have had Guinea Pigs in the past. In many of my YouTube Videos, you’ll see Rosie who is a Red Cattle Dog / Greyhound, Nibbles, Marnie and Elle the blue Quakers, Scribble and Boo the Green Cheek Conures, Raindrop the Cockatiel, Popcorn and Chicken the Budgies and Precious the Short Billed Corella. You’ll also see some of ‘Whippy’ the Mastiff Cross and ‘Num Num’ the long haired Cat, who both belong to my partner, Sean.