or your bird, toys are more than
entertainment. Toys educate and
invigorate, helping to ensure ongoing health
and happiness. However, too many toys in
your bird’s cage can cramp living space and
overwhelm him. Ideally, rotate 2-3 toys in
and out of the cage at least once a week.
Toy rotation benefits include:
Longer toy life – regular reprieves give toys a break
from wear and tear, especially chewable toys like
the 4 Way Play and Block Knots. When you rotate toys, be sure to look for
excessive wear, and replace toys as needed.
Stimulating variety – your intelligent bird will
appreciate changes to physical and mental activity.
Toys such as the Talk 'N Play and Parrot
Piñatas keep play challenging and varied.
If your bird shies
away from a new toy, try this simple introduction
process. First, place/hang the toy in his room
where he can see it. Play with the toy frequently,
clearly demonstrating your enthusiasm. Over the
next few days, gradually move the toy closer to
your bird’s cage. When he's no longer nervous
about the toy, gently place it on his cage so he can
investigate it. Finally, place the toy in his cage. If
he doesn’t play with the toy initially, encourage
him by showing him how he can play with it.