Handmade clay jewellery, made locally, in South East Queensland. These are made with polymer clay and the metal is sterling silver plated surgical grade steel. These cute, custom earrings are available for cats, dogs, birds and lots of other animals!
You can purchase your own custom request here and send a photo of your pet(s) for the jewellery to made in their likeness. Face-on photos are needed for all species except for birds. It's best to have a side-on photo for birds. You can have a matching pair or have different pets/breeds on each side. Please be aware that they may not always be perfectly symmetrical or evenly sized. This is due to the fact that they're handmade and also customised to match your pet. As per some of the photos shown, different pets are different shapes and sizes and the jewellery is made to match the pet, not the other side of the earrings. You're always welcome to request if you'd prefer they're as close to symmetrical as possible. These personalised items are made to order and have a wait time of 2-4 weeks. You can check out the range already available in the online store for bird breeds that are already in stock too!
Balsa is a very soft timber that is satisfying to chew and is a favourite for many small parrots. I made this toy as a birthday present for Larry the female Cockatiel, who is owned by one of my wonderful customers. She is pictured with her toy and has chosen to name it 'Balsa Heaven'. This toy incorporates long, thin slats of balsa, with some colourful beads and a small pacifier at the bottom, all threaded onto stainless steel wire. A loop is made at the top of the toy to attach a hanging link to. The toy measures roughly 17cm tall and 15cm wide and the balsa can be fanned out or laid flat depending on your cage set up. Fantastic for Budgies, Lovebirds, Cockatiels, Conures and Quakers.
A large rectangular plastic dish with metal hooks to attach to the bars of the cage. This is a large dish that makes a great foraging tray and is great for birds that don't like to be down low/on the ground of their cage. It comes with a 500g pack of bird safe foraging substrate to get you started. Please introduce the concept of foraging for food gradually to your birds. Feel free to contact me to discuss if you need assistance with this. The rectangular dish measures 23cm wide, 12.5cm deep and is 7cm tall, it is suitable for most breeds of parrot, but particularly small and medium birds. The hook on attachment suits most cage bars.
The new Cane Basket Forager is a toy handmade by me! An easy toy to introduce to your small parrot who is beginning to forage. Partially fill the basket with some bird-safe foraging substrate and sprinkle some pellets, millet or other treat on top then watch your bird swinging in the basket while retrieving their goodies. You can also put foraging surprises in the large 8cm vine ball at the top. The toy measures 20cm wide and 25cm tall. It is fantastic for Budgies through to Indian Ringnecks. It hangs from 3mm plastic chain and stainless steel wire. A loop is made in the wire, for you to attach your chosen hanging link from. All plastic 'C' links on the toy are closed off with a straw bead for safety. This toy isn't suitable for large parrots or those who particularly like to chew through plastic.
The Chiquito toy is made with lots of pieces of thick, soft Yucca logs, some coloured with bird-safe food colouring. All hung on thin sisal rope, hanging a total of 30cm long. It does not come with a hanging link which can be purchased separately. Yucca, also known as 'yukka'.
This is well designed, foraging toy made by the Australian company 'My Parrot Shop'. You can hide treats, beads and normal diet/pellets within the many 'wells' of this toy which are placed on each level of the pyramid (except for the top block).
Your bird will need to spin the levels to access the food wells and get their reward. It is made with 100% stainless steel hardware, including the pear clip/small quick link and uses safe, vegetable dyed timber. Each pyramid is slightly different and colours vary. The small measures 11 x 11cm wide and 12cm tall. Medium and large are also available.
A great cage-mounted foraging toy for our smaller birds, this simple yet enjoyable toy is perfect for Budgies, Lovebirds and Cockatiels. Watch as your bird learns to tip the pod to retrieve the reward from the tray below. Be sure to check out the video tab on this page to see this toy in use! Please note that there is a mirror that makes up the back wall of this toy. Mirrors have been found to be popular with these breeds of bird in particular, so it may help encourage your bird to this toy while they're learning. Once they have learned to use the foraging part of this toy, you may wish to cover the mirror with some paper to avoid your bird becoming obsessed with their reflection. I have done this with my own birds' toy and found it successful.
These are super cute little maraca rattles that are great as a foot toy for an inquisitive parrot. There are small beads inside that clatter and rattle around making a pleasing sound for your bird. They can also be threaded onto wire or a very small 'O' ring through the roughly 2mm hole in the tip of the handle and used as a toy part. Each maraca measures about 7cm long and 2.5cm in diameter and the widest point. Colours are as displayed (purple, blue, pink, green and yellow) and a random selection will be chosen for you.
The plastic isn't sturdy enough to withstand the chewing of larger parrots but they make good foot toys with supervision and are great additions to the cage for non-destructive birds.
A 20cm long, natural chew for small parrots. One of the original "Kirsty's Natural Bird Toys", this toy is handmade with Australian native seed pods and other natural parts like yucca, threaded onto stainless steel wire. A loop is made at the top of the toy to attach a hanging link to. You can add an element of foraging to your birds' environment by hiding millet, pellets or other treats in the small openings in the dry seed pods, as shown in the last 2 pictures as an example. These natural toys are handmade and the seed pods are seasonally available. Therefore, every toy does differ and contains a mix of dry/open and green/closed seed pods. Please contact me before purchase if you have specific wishes or want to check availability of certain seed pods.
Natural ladders that are handmade, for each order.Each rung of the ladder will be a piece of branch from a native tree, with lots of bark for your small birds’ feet and nails. Ladder rungs are roughly 7cm across and an appropriate thickness for a Budgie. Lining the side is a seasonal mix of Australian Gumnuts, Casuarina and Liquid Amber pods plus native branch pieces, balsa bricks, vine balls/rings, birdy bagels, yucca pieces, woven leaf shredding strips and finger trap pieces, threaded onto stainless steel wire. I make a loop on each of the 4 ends. You can then attach a pear clip or other hanging link to each end. These natural toys are handmade and the seed pods are seasonally available. Therefore, every toy does differ and contains a mix of dry/open and green/closed seed pods. Please contact me before purchase if you have specific wishes or want to check availability of certain seed pods.
Natural ladders that are handmade, custom for each order.Each rung of the ladder will be a piece of branch from a native tree, with lots of bark for your parrots' feet and nails. Lining the side is a seasonal mix of Australian Gumnuts, Casuarina and Liquid Amber pods plus native branch pieces, balsa bricks, vine balls/rings, birdy bagels, yucca pieces, woven leaf shredding strips and finger trap pieces, threaded onto stainless steel wire. Even the occasional small Pinecone or Banksia cone is added to the ladders. The small sized ladders have perches that are 12-14cm long and a diameter to suit small parrots. The white background, display photos show 30cm ladders unless otherwise specified, however they are available in 50cm and 1m lengths also. Please select from the available lengths. If you have other requests, please include them in the order notes and/or contact me first to discuss your requirements. I make a loop on each of the 4 ends, which you can then attach a pear clip or other hanging link to. These natural toys are handmade and the seed pods are seasonally available. Therefore, every toy does differ and contains a mix of dry/open and green/closed seed pods. Please contact me before purchase if you have specific wishes or want to check availability of certain seed pods. These ladders do take a bit of time for me to make and I do this in addition to my job as a vet nurse. I also prefer to use fresh seed pods that I collect once I have an order, so please allow up to 1 - 2 weeks for your order to be made (though some may be made in a matter of days too). Feel free to contact me before placing an order to check availability.Contact via my Facebook Page or email to email@example.com is preferred.
Now making 'Christmas-themed' colours in these popular foot toys! A cute little foot toy that is fun to chew. This toy is handmade by me, with a rolled paper stick and a 2cm vine ball, both are coloured with food safe dyes. Red and green items will be used for these Christmas-themed toys. There is a yellow or orange star bead at the top of the toy and pony bead at the bottom, to hold the vine ball in place. While the beads are fixed, the vine ball can move around a bit. This toy is great for a foraging treat too, put a dry treat inside the vine ball for your bird to retrieve. They are quite light which makes them suitable for small parrots. First (main) photo shows the recent Christmas ones I've made. Other photos of my own birds show the normal version, with variable colours, in use.
The Birdy Bagel Firecracker is a toy handmade by me to meet your small parrots' chewing and preening desires! With a 10cm birdy bagel as the base, surrounded by colourful finger traps each held on with a birdy bagel bite and with shredded crinkly paper stuffed in the end of each finger trap, it's got plenty to chew! Your small and medium parrots will delight in chewing and preening this toy and the best part is, you can replenish it with the toy parts in my store once it's been demolished! The toy measures 20cm wide and 25cm tall. It is fantastic for Budgies through to Indian Ringnecks. It hangs from a stainless steel chain and you can choose a hanging link to suit. The triangle link at the base is nickel plated as I cannot source stainless steel ones. Now made in Christmas colours! Select from normal (pink and green) or vibrant (blue, red & green) finger traps. These are then stuffed with red and green coloured shredded crinkly paper. Make your birds' cage super festive for Christmas! All photos show the Christmas themed varieties, except for the last image, which shows a customers' Cockatiel using the normal colour variety of the Firecracker toy.
This is a cute little foraging toy that is great for the smaller breeds of birds. Fill it with your bird's favourite treats, and their normal diet. Your bird will need to spin the maze by holding onto the opening and moving it around. The wheel spins freely and your bird can watch their food move from shelf to shelf until it reaches the opening. By adding bird safe foraging substrate, you can increase the difficulty of this maze once your bird is experienced at it. The maze fits together as 2 pieces and is held firmly by the bolt and washers attaching it, however it can be taken apart for easy cleaning. This toy is made from tough, clear and coloured acrylic and will hold up against even the tougher beaks. It is the small version of this toy, a large is also available and both are pictured in the last image. The small measures 10cm in diameter and roughly 3cm thick/deep. Screws onto the side of the cage with the nut and bolt set, as well as 2 washers. Fits all cage/aviary bars.
The Small Orange is a toy made from soft pine that is coloured with food safe vegetable dyes. There are more coloured timber pieces hanging from soft plastic strands that hang from both sides of the toy. The toy measures 7cm x 22cm, including the nickel plated chain and pear clip.