Small Parrot Foraging Starter Pack (Cockatiel, Conure, Quaker, Caique)

Small Parrot Foraging Starter Pack

Small Parrot Foraging Starter Pack (Cockatiel, Conure, Quaker, Caique)

A ‘pick and mix’ bundle, to get your small parrot started with some beginner foraging toys. Use the dish and some substrate for a foraging tray and keep some substrate to use in some of the toys too.
You can choose foraging toy(s) from the range of beginner options and receive 5% off each foraging toy that you buy as part of this pack. See the videos below of my own flock with these toys.

It is best to introduce each toy one at a time and gradually, but why not stock up now and have them all ready to give to your bird, as they ace each puzzle!

The Small Food Pyramid and Triangle Tower are similar toys, but slightly different. For Cockatiels and particularly small Conure breeds (eg Rose Crowned), the Small Food Pyramid is best. For most Conures (Green Cheek, Sun etc), Quakers and Caiques, the Triangle Tower is best, though the Food Pyramid is still suitable for them. You can choose either option in this pack.

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Foraging Dish Starter Pack

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 roughly 400g 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 plastic dishes come in a range of colours, including white, green and red. Colours will be chosen at random, though I do try to meet requests made in order notes.

$12.50 (inc GST) each

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Bottom's Up

This is the original Bottom's Up toy, made by Super Bird. I also stock the cheaper "3 Cup Foraging Toy".

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, which can be purchased separately. It comes brand new and empty.

Your bird will need to lift the light, plastic lid of the Bottoms Up toy 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).

The whole toy measures 43cm long (including pear clip and bell) and 6.5cm wide. All hardware is nickel plated, though I can upgrade it to stainless steel hardware with the parts that I sell. There are now multiple options to select from if you’d like the hardware upgraded.

To read in detail about how to introduce this toy to your pet who is new to foraging, check out this 'how to' document: Introducing the Bottom's Up.

Hide Away Hanging Box Feeder

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.

You 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.

Small Acrylic Maze

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 then watch them spin and snack. Light enough for even the littlest beaks to turn, easy to clean (the front and back part of the maze separate when the middle bolt is removed and very durable.

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.

The Acrylic Maze is made from tough, clear and coloured acrylic and will hold up against even the tougher beaks. I have been using the Acrylic Maze for over 10 years, with my own flock and still have many of the original mazes going strong. This is the small version of this toy, a large is also available for Indian Ringnecks and larger parrots. Both are pictured in the last image for comparison reasons.  The small measures 10cm in diameter and roughly 3cm thick/deep. It screws onto the side of the cage with the nut and bolt set, as well as 2 washers. Fits all cage/aviary bars with this clever design.

Small Food Pyramid

This is well designed, foraging toy is made in Australia, with stainless steel metal and safely coloured timber. 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.

The Food Pyramid is made with 100% stainless steel hardware and uses safe, vegetable dyed timber. Between each timber layer, there is a small disk of timber. Each pyramid is slightly different and colours vary. Please note that the green is now more of an 'olive' green, than a 'grass' green. The first photo shows this.

This toy comes with a stainless steel pear clip.

The Small Food Pyramid measures 11 x 11cm wide and 12cm tall. It is best suited to Budgies, Lovebirds and Cockatiels. While it is also suitable for Conures, Quakers and Caiques, I'd recommend looking at the Triangle Foraging Tower or Medium Food Pyramid for these 'larger small parrots' instead.

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JW Tip and Treat

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.

Triangle Foraging Tower

The Triangle Foraging Tower is a refillable food toy that is perfect for most sizes of birds, whether they're new to foraging or experienced.
Sprinkle some dry food (pellets, seed or nut pieces) into the 3 food wells on each level and watch your bird push and spin the levels to access their snack. This toy is similar to the Food Pyramid, but triangular in shape and the food wells are deeper. With the Scooter Z's Medium Skewer as a base, the Triangle Foraging Tower is easy to refill and modify with spare parts from my store. You can even purchase spare triangle levels!

There are 4 triangle pieces per toy and the pieces come in a total of 6 colours. A random selection will be chosen for you. If you'd like a particular selection of colours, please feel free to note this during checkout and I will try to accommodate. The toy measures about 27cm tall and 13 to 14cm wide. The skewer is stainless steel and includes a small quick link, while the timber is coloured with food safe dye. The plastic attachments at the bottom are bird safe, adding decoration and making it easier to find the screw part of the skewer if you lose it!

The Triangle Tower is suitable for Quakers, Conures, Caiques, Mini Macaws, Alexandrines, Galahs, Corellas, Amazons, Eclectus and everything in between!
Alternatively, see the Medium Food Pyramid for a similar sized toy (no replaceable parts) or the Small Food Pyramid for smaller parrots (Budgies, Cockatiels etc).

Some photos of pets with the toys show the older version, which had pony beads between the timber levels. I have upgraded this toy to include tougher 'jumbo beads' instead.

Hanging Sphere

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, with a stainless steel skewer built in. It is best suited to birds with smaller beaks, for Indian Ringnecks and larger, the Buffet Ball is better suited.

Buffet 3" Party Ball (Regular)

The Buffet Ball is great for feeding your bird fruits and vegetables. It is suitable for small, medium and large parrots. 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 Buffet Ball 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 (Check out the Scooter Z's Skewers) or hung by a large hanging loop or even 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.

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Cockatiels with Bottom’s Up

Quaker & Green Cheek Conure with Bottom’s Up

Boo the Green Cheek Conure with Triangle Tower

Cockatiel with Acrylic Maze

Green Cheek Conure with Acrylic Maze

Quaker & Green Cheek Conure with Hanging Box Feeder

Cockatiel with Food Pyramid

Quaker with Food Pyramid

Budgie with Tip and Treat

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