Birds are playful creatures and they will love nothing more than a new toy. Birds can get bored and really should be kept active, it is important to keep them engaged to avoid them forming bad habits. The best way to do this is to provide them with a couple of options for toys.
Here is a list of what I think are the 5 must have bird toys:
1. Naturals Rope Ladder
This rope ladder is great for small to medium sized birds. It is well made and will provide your bird with lots of enjoyment. Your bird will love climbing and hanging out on it and they will probably love chewing it too. The Naturals Rope Ladder is very affordable so you might want to pick up more than one because your bird will love it.
2. Wesco Pet Kabob Shreddable
The shreddable kabob is going to be a treat for your hookbill birds. The kabob is perfect for satisfying your birds need to chew and shred. The kabob is biodegradable and made from a soft pithy wood. Give your birds something to chew on, other than your furniture or their own feathers. You and your bird will love this product and it comes in different sizes to suit your bird’s needs.
3. Naturals Coco Hideaway with Ladder
This all natural, hand-made ladder and hideaway is going to be a lot of fun for your bird. This product is made with Hevea wood branches, coconut shell and natural sisal rope which provides foot and beak exercise for your bird. This product will easily attach to your small-medium sized birds cage and will provide them with hours of stimulation and exercise.
4. Fun House Mirror
If you are looking for something fun and different to entertain both you and your bird, the Fun House Mirror is sure to do the trick. The mirror provides three different reflections for your bird to have fun with. This toy is great for cockatiels, parakeets, finches and other similarly sized birds. The mirror will provide your bird with hours of entertainment.
5. Booda Comfy Perch for Birds
The Booda Comfy Perch is a different option for your birds to perch on. It is made from softer materials than the wood products and might be more comfortable for your birds. You can shape the perches depending on the length you buy you give your bird the colourful stimulation it needs to avoid boredom. You will need to keep an eye on this product fraying; once it starts to fray you will want to replace it to avoid accidents.
Toys are a big part of a birds life, it is really important to keep them busy and not let them get bored. Try out one of the toys on this list or ask for suggestions from your vet. Try a bunch of options until you find the toy that is right for your bird.