Hang a colorfully-tempting foraging toy in your parakeet's cage. For curious birds only, this "purse" perch is packed with bright shreddable crinkled paper to keep your bird's picking and preening instincts satisfied. He'll hang from the fiesta bag and pull the paper out through dozens of woven openings! 6.5" x 9" bird toy includes hanging rope. Excellent for small to medium birds including parakeets, canaries, cockatiels, and more. Hanging loop included or use a Quick Link for a more secure hanger.
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Foraging behavior is a natural instinct that birds still have from their wild past. In order for pet birds to be happy and entertained, the foraging instinct must be consistently satisfied via toys and treats that engage his mind and allow him to "hunt "for food. The bonus? Mentally and physically-engaged birds are less likely to experience cage boredom and the associated negative behaviors including screaming and feather picking.
Interacting with your bird is every bit as important as providing an interesting environment. The secret to keeping your bird happy is the frequency of attention, not the duration. A few minutes of attention several times daily works wonders to relieve stress. Mental growth comes from engaging in a variety of life experiences. Experiment to discover the types of toys your bird finds the most interesting and challenging. Keep in mind that no matter which toys you provide, and regardless of how intriguing, your bird will eventually tire of them. It is important not to place too many toys in the cage at once, which may over-stimulate your bird and cause stress. It's better to choose a select few and to rotate them every few days.