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!
A standard sized, small pear clip that is 100% stainless steel, including the clasp. It is the safest metal for use with our parrots and the design is safe with any small parrots that don’t un-do the clasps. Always use quick links, tightened with pliers, for large parrots or those that can un-do these clips.
Many toys come with links attached in the nickel plated variety. You can replace them with stainless steel links. Also check your purchases as certain toys and ranges like Planet Pleasures and my own natural toys don’t come with links so you can choose your own.
A standard sized, small pear clip that is nickel plated and safe for most small parrots. Please use stainless steel if you are concerned about metals or the longevity of metals in an outdoor environment.
Always use quick links for large parrots or those that can un-do these clips.
Many toys come with these links attached but please check as certain toys and ranges like Planet Pleasures and my own natural toys don’t come with links so you can choose your own.
This is the absolute safest type of toy hanging link available here. The large quick link is 100% stainless steel, including the clasp which is hexagonal in shape so can be easily tightened with pliers for those parrots that like to un-do clips. Always use quick links, tightened with pliers, for large or destructive parrots.
Many toys come with the smaller pear clips attached. You can replace them with stainless steel quick links. Also check your purchases as certain toys and ranges like Planet Pleasures and my own natural toys don’t come with links so you can choose your own.
The Quick Links measure 4cm long, 1.7cm wide and the opening is 6mm. Stainless steel grade 316.
A 30cm long, natural chew, full of lots of different natural seed pods and textures for your small to medium parrot to chew and explore.
One of the original and most popular “Kirsty’s Natural Bird Toys”, this toy is handmade with Australian Gumnuts, Casuarina, Banksia and Liquid Amber pods plus native branch pieces and a pinecone, 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 example pictures.
Suits most breeds of birds or mixed cages as it is a good, in between size.
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.
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.
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 large is best suited to Alexandrines through to Macaws.
Your large parrot just needs to lift the clear acrylic 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.
For Indian Ringnecks and smaller parrots, I recommend the medium toy. The Pipe dream is made with bird safe and tough acrylic (now clear, not coloured) and pvc plus 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.
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.
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.
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 toy is perfectly designed for feeding your small parrot their 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!
The Hanging Sphere is 8cm in diameter, 21cm long in total and is made from tough polycarbonate. It is best suited to birds with smaller beaks, for Indian Ringnecks and larger, the Buffet Ball is better suited.
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 is a new 2016 design of shreddable toy that your companion parrot will love! Made with natural, woven plant material, it truly is designed for beaks that love to chew and nibble. Made by Planet Pleasures who supply an awesome range of natural bird toys for your parrots’ chewing pleasure!
Did you know that you can use these for foraging which helps to keep your bird entertained? Hide treats in the weaves and openings of the toy for your bird to pick out. There’s lots of gaps in the weaves that will hold treats in this design. Similar to the Square Tower toy with woven palm leaf, it makes the Fire Wheel the perfect foraging/chewing toy.
Measures roughly 3cm thick, 9cm wide and 25cm tall, including the natural rope loop it hangs from, it doesn’t come with a hanging link which you can choose separately.
This toy is called ‘Tyre/Tire with Star’ by Planet Pleasures but I have named it ‘Fire Wheel’. This is the small toy, the medium is also available in my store.
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.
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