This is a very popular foraging toy that is great for the smaller breeds of birds. It is easy to teach your bird to use and can also be made more difficult. Fill it with your bird’s favourite treats, and their normal diet, mixed with bird safe foraging substrate. You can use Mini Feather Weight Foot toys, vine balls and other items in this toy as well as treats. The photos show the toy with these items in use. It comes brand new and empty.
Your bird will need to lift the light, plastic lid and reach their head into the cup to access their reward. The cups and lids move around freely on a long length of nickel plated chain. While your bird is learning to use the toy, you can sticky tape the lids open or partially open to make it easier for them. Then change to no tape, with the lids sitting loosely once your parrot knows that they can get the food with the lid lifted. You can even start sticky taping the lids closed once your parrot is really good at this toy! They will need to chew through the tape to open the lid! (avian vet recommended/safe).
Measures 43cm long (including pear clip and bell) and 6.5cm wide.
Vine Balls are a great, versatile item. They can be used as a chewable foot toy, put food inside and use it within a foraging toy or even on its’ own as a foraging foot toy! Lastly, they make a great toy part as you can thread them onto wire, chain or rope as part of a toy.
Each vine ball is made from wound grape vine and is roughly 2cm in diameter, but do vary as they are natural products. Larger vine balls are also available in my store.
This is a very popular foraging toy that is great for the smaller breeds of birds. It is easy to teach your bird to use and can also be made more difficult. Fill it with your bird’s favourite treats, and their normal diet. You can use Mini Feather Weight Foot toys, vine balls and other items in this toy as well as treats.
Your bird will need to lift the light, plastic lid and reach their head into the cup to access their reward. The cups and lids move around freely on a long length of nickel plated chain.
LAST ONES LEFT! These products have sadly been discontinued by the manufacturer. I only have mini’s left now, no small, medium or rings left I’m sorry.
These Featherweight foot toys are so versatile! You can use them for foraging as you can hide food in the ridges of each ‘bobble’ for your bird to dig out. They can be given as a foot toy, put inside many other foraging toys or hidden around the cage. Because they are made as kids toys, with non-toxic plastic, they are as safe as possible for your bird to chew.
I use these daily for my own birds, hiding seeds and small pellets in the ridges and using them through the foraging toys in their cages. Take a look at all the videos in the tab below of the various foot toys in use.
Each ball is about 2cm in diameter and are available in blue, green, yellow, orange, pink and red as pictured. A random selection of colours will be chosen for you unless otherwise requested.
This super fun bell ball foot toy/toy part is made by Super Bird. It is a particularly safe design, made with parrots in mind. Your bird will love the shrill jingle of this bell ball!
Please be aware that the more destructive birds may break the plastic with their beaks. The good news is that the interior bell is not the unsafe kind (cheap metal with tapering off openings to catch beaks and toes), it is made from plastic and has a consistent opening size/shape which is much safer if your parrot were to play with this part.
The ball measures 5cm in diameter and can be used by most breeds of bird.
This shower perch made by ‘Super Bird’ is ideal for taking your parrot into the shower or as a perch against the mirror or window with a view. It holds securely to glass or tile surfaces with 3 suction cups and folds away easily for when not in use. It comes in white/blue as pictured, the blue section is covered in grippy sandpaper so it doesn’t get slippery once wet.
The perch measures 18cm tall (height of the vertical pipe along the wall), 26cm wide (width of horizontal pipe along the wall) and the perching part comes out 28cm from the wall, with a perchable length of 25cm. Great size for small to medium birds, like Budgies through to Alexandrines. It can also be used for larger birds, like Galahs, Corellas and African Greys with a little less room to move around. My 360g Corella regularly uses this perch and dances, putting extra pressure on the suction cups with no issues.
Suitable for glass and smooth tiles but won’t hold on textured tiles, gaps with grout or on standard plasterboard/painted walls.
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.
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.
Feeling the cold? As the temperature cools down, these Snuggle Safe Heat Pads are a great, SAFE way to keep your pets warm. With no electric cords or chewable surfaces, this is the safest way to do it. The Snuggle Safe Heat Pad can be used for cats, dogs, parrots, rabbits and pocket pets.
Microwave for about 8 minutes (see instructions for different microwaves) and it stays warm for nearly 10 hours so it’s great for overnight. The heat pad comes with a fleece cover which can be used with cats, dogs and most pocket pets, though it’s recommended to not have materials in reach of parrots and other pets that like to chew fabric. I choose to not have fabrics near my birds and it works just fine without the cover.
For a cheaper alternative, see the Hound House Cozy Cushion, also available from this site.
The Smarty Stick is a small hanging foraging toy made out of hard timber. Each of the 6 coloured dots is removeable and has a ‘well’ underneath that you can hide small treats in for your bird to retrieve.
Put small pieces of nuts, flavoured pellets or a sunflower seed under the dot and teach your parrot to remove the dot to find the reward. The Smarty stick is 2.5cm thick and 10cm long but hangs nearly 20cm long from stainless steel chain and ‘o’ ring at the top. Hanging links can be purchased separately if required.
This toy is also available in my store in foot toy ring version. It is called the ‘Smarty Ring’.
The dots can be quite well hammered in at first, please let me know if you’d like my assistance removing them for the first time or if your parrot would prefer to dig them out themselves!
This is a fun, colourful bird toy that your companion parrot will love! Made with natural, woven plant material and bird safe food dye, it truly is designed for beaks that love to chew and crinkle! Made by Planet Pleasures who supply an awesome range of natural bird toys for your parrots’ chewing pleasure!
Measures a total of 38cm long with the main body of the toy being 24cm long and 8cm in diameter. With lots of woven, colourful legs hanging wider at the bottom. This toy doesn’t come with a hanging link which you can choose separately. Take a look at the medium and large Octopus Pinatas hanging together, I also stock the large in my store.
This natural swing is made to suit small to medium parrots. An individual or pair of Cockatiels, Conures, Quakers, Lorikeets or Caiques could comfortably use this swing, or an individual Indian Ringneck, Alexandrine or Mini Macaw.
One of the most popular of the original “Kirsty’s Natural Bird Toys”, this toy is handmade and has a natural branch perch that is 20-25cm wide, 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 one of these swings. It hangs from a short length of stainless steel chain and small ‘O’ ring to attach a hanging link to.
A small swing can be suitable for a single Cockatiel but medium is recommended for individual Conures, Quakers, etc. For larger breeds, use the large sized swing.
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.