$1.40 – $2.40 (inc GST)
Sola is the lightest wood in the world and is even softer than balsa! A similar texture to popcorn, you can dint it with your nail, so small parrots love chewing at the satisfying pieces. Because these stems are so light, they can be easily held as foot toys. Alternatively, you can thread onto wire, cord or a skewer to make your own toy. You can also put these in your birds foraging tray or refillable holder toy (eg Hide n Seek, Buffet Ball or Baffle Cage). While these parts do not come with a pre-drilled hole, the sola is so soft, that it’s easy to poke a hole with a skewer, screwdriver or similar.
Each (AEA) Sola Stem measures roughly 10cm long and 2 to 2.5cm in diameter, while the Super Bird ones are a little shorter at 8cm long. These are listed individually, so you can purchase the quantity that you want in plain, dyed and bark options. The AEA option of dyed sola is coloured in Australia, by me using food safe dyes. These are the standard (larger) size sola stems. The coloured sola stems from Super Bird also use food safe dyes and are coloured in America. They are slightly shorter stems and a bit lighter in colour (see the last product photos for comparison).
Wanting to purchase in ‘bulk’? See this product for quantities of 20-25. Sola is safe for all breeds, but quickly destroyed by larger/destructive parrots. Also check out the new regular and large Sola Balls, which are more suitable for larger parrots.
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KittyBeauPu (verified owner) –
Six stars!! This has been an absolute life-saver for us. We thought we were ‘sitting ducks’ when Kirsty announced the ‘sitting pretty’ toy was being discontinued by the company making it. I bought the individual pieces after reading the description and even copied the suggestion of threading it onto our metal hanging skewers. It’s been a complete success. My two lorikeets couldn’t wait to get to them, even sticking their heads into the bag where they were packed. I can say 100% they are happy munching away and have entertained themselves with these pieces. I would say it’s even better than the original toy as there’s no plastic waste from bits they don’t chew. I’ll definitely be buying more and will attempt to make my own toys. Super recommended for any bird who likes to seed, tear or chew!!
Lily (verified owner) –
Made a couple toys out of these and they are THE BEST! I couldn’t get my lorikeet to chew on anything besides their plastic cat ball, but after showing them how it worked by breaking a price off they were obsessed with it. I’m so happy with this product!