Toys are an important component of your pet parrot’s environment. The absence of suitable toys can lead to boredom in your pet parrot and contribute to emotional and behavioral problems. Bird toys are available in a wide variety of types and styles, and the right kind of toys can make all the difference in providing a healthy and mentally stimulating habitat for your captive parrot. [Read more…] about Parrot Foraging Toys For The Health & Happiness Of Your Birds
Perches are vitally important to a pet bird because whilst a wild bird can move freely to find a suitable perch, our captive avian companions do not have that luxury. They are totally dependent on us to provide them with an enriching environment that helps to promote good health and mental activity. It is essential that you have to right kind of perches for the species bird that you are keeping. [Read more…] about Bird Perches: Wooden, Corner, Heated, Shower and Rope Perches
The vast majority of parrots love to bathe. It makes sense since many species of parrots originate in tropical climates and in their natural environment are exposed to rainstorms and have ample opportunity to get wet. In the rainy season they may, in fact, get wetter than they would like.
As pet bird owners, we have assumed responsibility for providing our pet parrots with an environment that promotes their mental, emotional, and physical well-being. Along with proper housing, exercise, and diet, providing them a chance to bathe regularly goes a long way toward achieving this goal. Your bird will be happier and healthier if they get to bathe frequently.
Due to the large degree of variation in the size and disposition of parrots, there are many ways that you can employ to let your bird bathe. It may take some experimentation to find a technique that works for both you and your bird, but it is well worth the effort. [Read more…] about Parrot Baths and How To Bathe Your Pet Parrots
Your pet bird deserves the best environment you can create for it. One nice addition that can easily be introduced into your bird’s out-of-cage time is a bird playground or gym. It presents opportunities for your bird to get some exercise while also allowing some extra bonding time between human and avian companions. [Read more…] about Bird Playgrounds, Play Gyms and Playpens for Parrots
As a pet bird owner, there are many situations where you may need to safely transport your avian companions. Visits to the vet for checkups, wing-clipping or nail trimming cannot be undertaken with a bird unless you have them restrained in a carrier or travel cage. You may like to travel with your bird, in which case it is imperative that you have a good carrier. If you live in areas prone to hurricanes or other intense weather events you may have to evacuate quickly and will need a way to bring your pet with you. [Read more…] about Bird Carriers and Bird Travel Cages: Backpacks and Cages for Parrots
Why Make Your Own Bird Toys?
There’s a couple of reasons:
- Your bird will love you for it. Improving their habitat with toys and playable items will improve the health and psychology of your bird.
- You can ensure bird safe materials are used (most companies are ok but some don’t care about the health of your bird and use unsafe materials).
- You’ll save money, especially since a lot of toys are destructible.
- You get to use your arts and crafts skills.
- Your birds will have something to do whilst you’re away.