||Polycarbonate foraging toy for birds that love to "work" for rewards
||Versatile foraging ball offers birds a variety of fun play options
||Twist-open design allows easy filling of favorite bird treat items
Develop body and mind with this versatile bird enrichment toy. With a little creativity, the Buffet Ball can be a different toy every day. Fill polycarbonate Buffet Ball with small treats, shreddables, pellets or anything that tempts your bird. Place on the floor of play gyms or any flat surface where your bird is allowed to play and watch your bird enjoy hours of foraging fun.
Caitec Creative Foraging Systems Buffet Balls keep pet birds entertained with multiple play options. Use as puzzle toy, noisemaker or a foot toy simply by changing the contents. Slots in the balls challenge your bird to fish out the items you place inside. Buffet Balls twist open for easy filling and are dishwasher safe for sterilization. Ideal for medium to large birds.
Buffet Ball available in two sizes: 3-1/2" diameter and 5" diameter.
To clean, untwist the Buffet Ball and remove contents. Wash the ball with hot, soapy water, or place in the dishwasher. Rinse thoroughly and allow toys to dry completely before returning them to your bird's cage. Remember, variety is good, so change up the treats/shreddables you offer inside the ball frequently. It is a good idea to have two or more sets of toys so clean, dry ones can be quickly placed back in the cage while the other set dries. Discard any toy that does not come clean, is frayed, or is broken.
The Buffet Ball may be the quintessential avian enrichment product available. A must for baby parrots 10-12 weeks of age, old enough for playtime or when being introduced to a cage. Made of lightweight, durable polycarbonate, the clear, slotted balls can be used in a variety of ways.
- Stimulates early cognitive learning skills
- Introduces search opportunities and food finding thru the naturally inquisitive play behavior of baby parrots
- Aids in the development of motor skills
- Promotes eye/foot coordination, critical for young parrots who must learn to manipulate objects
- Interaction with movable objects aids in development of bone and muscle tissue
When used as a Foraging Toy: Fill with treats, fresh or dehydrated fruit, nuts, sliced veggies, large pellets etc. Place on the bottom of the cage or present out of the cage on a flat surface. Parrots will work at the openings to extract the food
When used as a Puzzle Toy: Fill with soft wood pieces, colored paper etc, and add a preferred treat. Search behavior will begin. Parrots will roll the ball around for hours to retrieve the contents.
When used as a Noise Maker: Add a few medium-size plastic beads or a bell, parrots will pick it up, shake it and amuse themselves for extended periods of time.
When used as a Foot Toy: The ball is light enough that even medium-size parrots i.e. Senegal's, Caiques etc. can pick up and hold the ball to retrieve any hidden items.
To fill the Buffet Ball: Twist the halves counter clockwise. Add your choice of foods which might include pieces of fruit, nuts, veggies, popcorn or large pellets. Twist to close.