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.
These Feather Weight 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 and the mini ones can be put inside many other foraging toys or hidden around the cage. The rings can be used as toy parts, hung from other toys, given as a foot toy or placed around your birds' perches. 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. Please note the videos also show the 'small and medium' ones in use. These sizes are currently unavailable, but the mini (single ball) and rings (5 balls in a loop) are available. Each ball is about 2cm in diameter and are available in blue, green, yellow, orange, pink, purple and red as pictured. A random selection of colours will be chosen for you unless otherwise requested.
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.
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.
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.
Wow, check out this fun interactive climbing toy! The Sisal Orbit has a lot going on with safe, sisal rope surrounding the toy, colourful plastic chain hanging from the middle and a very dingly bell in the middle. Your small parrot will love this toy. Also known as the Activity Sphere, it is made by Paradise Toys. With a perch diameter of 1.3cm, it is an ideal size for Budgies through to Indian Ringnecks. Measures a total of 43cm high and 27cm wide. The diameter of just the 'ball' is 18cm. I can remove the bell for you if you'd prefer not to have it being so jingly and I can also replace it with a pacifier hanging from the 'o' ring at the top of the inside if you'd like. Please select your preference from the drop down menu.
One for the noise lovers! A particular favourite of Lorikeets, Caiques, Conures and Quakers that love to shake, rattle and attack the bells. This is a very jingly, rattly toy made by Super Bird, with 3 of their very bird safe bell balls, it hangs from a nickel plated chain and pear clip at the top and comes with either a yellow or pink base/body. Measures a total of 35cm tall and 16cm in diameter. See 'Monkey' the Green Cheek Conure hanging off his Tilt-a-Whirl toy. Photo supplied by customer.
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 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.
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. Yucca, also known as 'yukka'.
Finger traps are crinkly little toy parts that can be used as foot toys, stuffed with shredded paper or food and threaded over perches. So much fun to be had! They're safe to chew and a favourite of many small parrots. Finger Traps come in 4 different colours as pictured. They can be purchased individually and a random colour will be selected for you. Where 4 or more are purchased, an even mix of colours will be selected.
The Pipe Dream is a foraging toy of Kirsty's own design. They are made in 3 different sizes to suit a range of parrots and the small is best suited to Budgies and Lovebirds. Your small parrot just needs to push the plastic lid to the side and reach their beak inside the pipe to retrieve their reward, normally some millet or pellets mixed with some bird safe foraging substrate. 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. For Cockatiels and other small parrots, I recommend the medium toy. The Pipe dream is made with bird safe plastic and pvc and all hardware is stainless steel. There is an 'o' ring at the top to attach your own hanging link to.
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.