||Our Build Your Own (BYO) Bird Toy section
has become one of our most
popular. Bird caretakers enjoy the fact that
they can economically create a unique toy
with components their birds especially like,
bringing happiness into their homes.
However, other uses for BYO components are also money
saving and can enhance your relationship with your bird.
Interaction Proper social interaction is a basic need
for a pet bird. Without it, behavior problems such as feather
picking, biting, and screaming can occur. BYO toys, whether
you build a whole toy or use as components alone, can be an
important part of interaction and bonding with your parrot or
other pet bird.
Replacement or repair of existing toys. Is your
Beakasaurus missing beads? Does your Waterfall
need more wood? Sometimes other toys lose parts.
Why not have a BYO Kit on hand for an
exciting assortment or just “in case”.
Occasionally other toys need a little enhancement. Use
BYO components on existing toys you have, for variety and
surprise. For instance, alternate with treats on a skewer-like
Kabob, or insert Mini Munch Balls or UFO Blocks into
Piñatas, for a new alternative.
Use individually as a non-food reward, or fill items like
Munch Balls with treats to satisfy that foraging
instinct. Observe what toys your bird is particularly attracted
to. Pick components – hanging or foot toys – in the textures
or colors he likes best, whether wood blocks, leather,
chains, wicker, or bells.
Rotate toys to keep interest levels high and also to extend the
life of each toy. A fun and exciting environment can be easily
achieved through the conscious selection of bird toys.