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Favorite Toys - Small Bird Edition

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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.

Thank you for writing your "Intro to Toys" article, it helped me to get a better understanding of small beaks.
I am soooo happy that article helped! That made my whole night :heart:
 

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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. ;)
It is called a baffle cage at every store I have seen them for sale in.
 

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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. ;)
One of the companies does call it a treat cage :) Stainless Steel Mini Treat Cage
 

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Thank you for the names — so excited to see how my girl might like it!
 

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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. ;)

Yes, they're called treat cages or sometimes baffle cages on most sites.

Maybe try some of the toys that are attached to the cage side a try too.
Mine love the balsa blocks that are drilled and stuffed with corks.
These are great from Seriously Nutz
There are also pine ones for harder chewers.
 

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These are my lovebirds favourite toys And bells on a loop they love throwing them around
Millet seeds hidden in the toys keeps them quiet for hours
Boings are a different fav too jumping on boing onto perch
 

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My budgies like to chew on things lightly, but the few things things that get them super excited are foraging boxes, finger traps, bird kabobs, and little hay roll things and raffia tassels. I would tell you what my tiel likes, but he chews everything:rofl:
 

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These are my lovebirds favourite toys And bells on a loop they love throwing them around
Millet seeds hidden in the toys keeps them quiet for hours
Boings are a different fav too jumping on boing onto perch
Super helpful! :thanks:
 
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