Holy Gumballs! Is a small to medium sized toy with lots of fun things happening! There’s so many colours and textures for your bird to explore and so many places you could hide food treats to encourage foraging behaviour too. With lots of rolled paper sticks poking out of the piece of timber in the middle (these are all coloured with food safe dyes), plastic flowers, wiffle balls, a nickel-plated bell and 2 mini ‘Feather Weight Stars’, Holy Gumballs will satisfy the tactile and visual needs of your bird.
To add a foraging component, you can wedge thin treats like hulled oats or slivered almond pieces in the mini Feather Weight Stars, you can put dry treats inside the wiffle ball or stick pieces of paper straws in the holes (the paper straws can have treats inside too!) and you can even wedge pieces of food into the rolled paper sticks for your bird to retrieve. The last 2 photos show examples of this.
This toy measures roughly 24cm long (including pear clip and bell) and 17cm wide, it suits most small to medium parrots.
Medium Food Pyramid$26.00
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 medium measures 14 x 14cm wide and 18cm tall. Small and large are also available.
Balsa Heaven$12.70 – $15.20
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.
Birdy Bagel Firecracker$16.20 – $16.95
The new 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, a dozen finger traps each held on with a birdy bagel bite and with shredded crinkly paper stuffed in the end of each bagel, it’s got plenty to chew!
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 comes with a hanging link, though you can choose if you’d like a nickel plated or stainless steel one.
Nuts About Casuarina$10.50 – $13.00
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.
Small Acrylic Maze$31.00
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.
Medium Pipe Dream$20.00 – $21.00
The Pipe Dream is a foraging toy of Kirsty’s own making. They are made in 3 different sizes to suit a range of parrots and the medium is best suited to Cockatiels to Indian Ringnecks.
Your parrot just needs to lift the lid out of the way and reach their beak inside the pipe to retrieve their reward. You can mix seed/pellets with bird safe foraging substrate inside the toy or use larger items like nuts, beads or chunks of vegetables wrapped in paper. When first introducing this toy, you can use a piece of sticky tape to hold one lid open for your bird to learn where to find the food. After they have used it this way for a few days, you can remove the tape and let them pick the lid up themselves.
The stainless steel chain running through the toy, helps to hold the lids a little more securely to add some difficulty. Pacifiers adorn the ends of the chain.
The Pipe dream is made with bird safe, tough pvc and all hardware is stainless steel. There are acrylic beads and cardboard birdy bagels for your bird to play with too. At the top, there is an ‘o’ ring to attach your own hanging link to. There are 2 options for the type of lid you would like on this toy, for Cockatiels, small Conures, Quakers & most Lorikeets the plastic lid is suitable (first 2 images). For birds that like to destroy plastic, like larger Conures, Caiques, Indian Ringnecks then the tougher acrylic lid is best (last 2 images). The acrylic discs are all clear, coloured ones are not currently available.
For Budgies and Lovebirds, there is a small toy available and for Alexandrines to Macaws, the Large Pipe Dream is available and comes only with acrylic lids.
Buffet Ball (3″)$13.50
This toy is perfectly designed for feeding your bird fruits and vegetables. You could also fill with shredded paper, large pellets/nuts and parcels.
Your bird just needs to reach their beak into the slots/openings in this toy to pull out their prize! Wrapping your birds’ chunks of fruit and vegetables will prolong the enjoyment of this toy as your bird chews through the paper to get to their reward. Believe it or not, this toy can actually help to reduce mess and wastage. Every beak-full of food your bird gets out, he has to purposely chew/work for so more often than not, he’s not going to throw it all over your walls!
This toy is made from tough polycarbonate and will hold up against even the tougher beaks. This is a loose, individual toy. It can be hung from a skewer (various options shown below), hung by a large hanging loop or used as a foot toy for a very large parrot or placed in a foraging bowl.
The Buffet Ball is 9cm in diameter and each of the 12 slots (6 per half) is about 4cm long and 8-12mm wide. This is a versatile toy that suits most parrots.
Also known as the 3″ Party Ball. The 5″ Party Ball is shown in the last image and also available in my store.
Hanging Box Feeder$17.00
The Creative Foraging Systems Hanging Box Feeder toy is great for feeding your birds’ dry food and treats. Fill with bird safe foraging substrate to make the food harder to get to and more time consuming for your bird.
Your can introduce this to your bird at an easy level, without any covering at first. Once they know there’s food in the toy, you can start covering it with the sleeves provided for them to work more for their food. Your clever parrot will need to chew open the cardboard box to access the rewards inside! The cardboard sleeves come with various perforated openings that you can remove as ‘windows’ to the food inside, another great way to adjust the difficulty as your bird learns. The Hanging Box Feeder comes with 2 sleeves in the pack already and refill packs of 5 sleeves can be purchased separately.
This toy is made from clear polycarbonate and hangs on a short chain with pear clip to attach it to your birds’ cage.
This is a great, chewable toy that will help to keep your parrot amused. With lots of soft, chewy yucca along with some coloured wood blocks, threaded onto sisal rope, what’s not to love! Yucca is a type of plant and the long cream tubes pictured here are lengths of the yucca plants’ root. The inside of the root is very soft and fun to chew. You can also stuff seeds and treats into the yucca for your bird to forage out! (as pictured in the last photo).
Natives in the area Yucca grows, cook and eat the yucca root. Yucca is found in other toys in my store and in pieces as a foot toy or toy part. It is natural and safe! This toy measures 35cm long and 15.5cm wide and hangs from a nickel plated pear clip.
Sisal Perch 45 x 2cm (PT389)$19.20
This perch, by Paradise Toys, is made with bird-safe sisal rope and stainless steel hardware. The strong wire that the rope is twisted around, means you can bend and manipulate this perch to shape it around your parrots’ cage. Have it zig zagging across the cage, looping over other perches or attached in a ‘U’ shape for your birds’ sleep perch.
The 2cm rope diameter is suitable for small parrots from Budgies to Indian Ringnecks. It attaches to the cage at each end with a stainless steel bolt and wing nut set, with large diameter washers in between. Fits most cage and aviary bars. The rope section of this perch is 45cm long, making the total length closer to 50cm including the pvc parts and bolt.
Sisal Perch 60 x 2cm (PT390)
This perch, made by Paradise Toys, is made with bird-safe sisal rope and stainless steel hardware. The strong wire that the rope is twisted around, means you can bend and manipulate this perch to shape it around your parrots’ cage. Have it zig zagging across the cage, looping over other perches or attached in a ‘U’ shape for your birds’ sleep perch.
The 2cm rope diameter is suitable for small parrots from Budgies to Indian Ringnecks. It attaches to the cage at each end with a stainless steel bolt and wing nut set, with large diameter washers in between. Fits most cage and aviary bars. The rope section of this perch is 60cm long, making the total length closer to 66cm including the pvc parts and bolt.
Paper Party Toy – Mini$11.30
This is a great, chewable toy made by Super Bird that will help to keep your parrot amused. With lots of colourful paper sticks, what’s not to love! Each brightly coloured stick is made from tightly rolled paper and is coloured with safe food dye. They are attached securely into the coloured wood block, which attaches to the cage.
The Paper Party Toy can be attached from the top of the cage (similar to the Squidalicious toys) but is best used horizontally from the side of the cage where it then becomes a perch as well as a toy.
Measures roughly 11 x 4cm and fans out to about 4cm at the end. Attaches to cage bars with a small stainless steel bolt/washer/wingnut set. Colours do vary and will be chosen at random.
Planet Pleasures Fire Wheel Foot Toy (3 pack)$7.00
This woven foot toy is another great design from Planet Pleasures who make amazing natural toys. With woven palm leaf, coloured with food safe dyes, this toy is sure to delight your parrot. This foot toy is the miniature version of the hanging Fire Wheel toys. Just like their larger varieties, you can hide pieces of treats in between the woven sections for your bird to find.
Each foot toy measures 3.5cm in diameter and 1.5cm thick. They are quite light which makes them suitable for small parrots.
Hemp Rope Cargo/Climbing Net – XS$15.00
This great little climbing net is ideal for those smaller feet and beaks! Designed with Budgies, Lovebirds & Cockatiels in mind, the diameter of the rope pieces is 3-4mm. It is made from hemp which is a natural fibre that is a lot safer for your bird to nibble on than cotton or other ropes. It is actually small enough to fit reasonably within your birds cage, or can be set up as part of a play area out of the cage.
The net measures 40cm x 40cm and doesn’t come with hanging links. You can purchase these separately or hang around existing perches if you get creative.
Balsa Block Bagel$26.70
Soft balsa wood pieces, coloured with safe vegetable dyes hang from a large cardboard birdy bagel with bird safe poly rope. One for the gentle nibblers, balsa wood is soft to chew.
The Balsa Bagel Block by Super Bird comes with a pear clip and hangs 29cm tall and 11cm wide.