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I need to replenish the toy stock for my lovebird and two parrotlets. What is your small birds favorite toy?
Difficult question. I have multiple birds and each like different things, so someone is bound to like every type of toy
Get a little of everything and observe your birds playing with each thing, see what get´s them excited and what interests them more. Having a good selection will help you discover your birds favourite toy typesI need to replenish the toy stock
I second this.The little ones love balsa.
That´s a great idea!Our Rose Breasted Too LOVES the treat cage. If he ignores a toy it gets disassembled and placed in here and he's all over it.
I can't wait to order toys from Lil Monsters. First Erwin, Sprite, and Wisp need to learn how to shred. Sprite and Wisp have learned to shred cork and finger traps.By far, my customers seem to love balsa, yucca and Sola the most
Balsa, Sola, & YuccaThe softest stuff we have to offer for bird toys! Balsa is a super soft wood that shreds instead of splintering. Sola is made from the tapioca plant, and is almost spongy while maintaining it's shape until your bird demolishes it. Yucca has a hard outer shell, but the inside is flakey, we we...lilmonstersbirdtoys.com
Followed by cork and mahogany
Cork & MahoganyThe cork stoppers I offer are non-agglomerated, meaning it is natural and untreated. It does not have any glues and is a whole piece of cork. Cork Bark is actually made from the same trees as cork, but is from younger trees and contains more of the layers than cork stoppers do. This makes it a...lilmonstersbirdtoys.com
Not sure if you've seen it or not, but I do have an "Intro to Toys" section with some good starter optionsI can't wait to order toys from Lil Monsters. First Erwin, Sprite, and Wisp need to learn how to shred. Sprite and Wisp have learned to shred cork and finger traps.
I have a dumb question: is that really called a "treat cage"? I NEED one! Finally, after more than month, just today, Lucy started working on chewing up some balsa slats that I had intended to make toys with, but... She won't really play with the toys in her cage. I think the motion and instability of anything hanging really throws her off. But today, I wedged a few pieces of balsa slats into a mason jar that she could reach from her play stand perch, and she went to town on it! I want to be able to give her a similar setup inside her cage, but (for obvious reasons) a mason jar is not going into her cage.Our Rose Breasted Too LOVES the treat cage. If he ignores a toy it gets disassembled and placed in here and he's all over it.
Our Meyers loves her little foraging tray. She gets a dash of seeds and dried fruits and veggies sprinkled in it every day and has to toss everything around to find them.
Yes I have! I read your article several months into bird ownership (way before I joined AA) and it influenced how I was buying toys! Beforehand, I was buying toys that were too large, too busy, and thus too intimidating for my birds. I was getting the wrong size wood, like 1/2" pine blocks for my cockatiel and budgie. After reading your article I started simple and small and based on your suggestions and worked my way up. That was with my past cockatiel and budgie. For my birds now, it took 6 months of living with us for Sprite and Wisp to actually show any interest in toys, now they look forward to the monthly toy rotation. I'm still trying to figure out Erwin's preferences.Not sure if you've seen it or not, but I do have an "Intro to Toys" section with some good starter options
New to Toys?Is your bird new to toys or seem afraid of toys? These toys are intended to be more simple or have lots of textures to try with your bird. They are great for babies, older birds that haven't had a lot of toys before, birds learning to play, or those intimidated by large toys. Sometimes super...lilmonstersbirdtoys.com