Halt Birdy Boredom With Toys
Drs. Foster & Smith Educational Staff

Halt Birdy Boredom with Toys

It's been a challenge keeping Jack, my Quaker Parrot, occupied. He's got a great personality but he's too smart for his own good. Even though I always keep a few toys in his cage, he gets bored easily. I have to stay on top of toy changes to keep him from squawking to remind me!

Recently, work was getting busier, and I wasn't changing the toys as often as normal. During water and food changes, I noticed Jack was beginning to pick his feathers.

One day, he had a few feathers stuck to his beak and a small bald patch. I knew I'd gone too long without offering him something new. So, I grabbed your catalog – that's when I noticed the article on toys.

The part about treat toys really hit home. Jack gets bored quickly with regular toys, but if I show him a treat, he perks right up and does anything to get it. I thought, why not get a treat toy to keep him occupied – something that challenges him to get at the treat?

I ordered a bunch of treat toys, and he LOVES them! Talk about motivation – he never seems to get bored with the Treat Piñata. He spends hours pecking, shredding, and tearing the piñata to get at the treats I put inside. I don't see him feather picking as much anymore either.

Thanks for the great articles and awesome selection of toys! Diane Swanson – Dover, MA

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