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Electronic toys: does anyone use them?

Postby Dbeguy » Sat Dec 21, 2013 11:28 am

I saw a very interesting clip on Parrotenrichment.com



The >>> :amazon: is really going to town! Does anyone use toddler noisemakers? What would be the guidelines to ensure safety?
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Re: Electronic toys: does anyone use them?

Postby Pajarita » Sat Dec 21, 2013 1:31 pm

I don't use them but then, my parrots don't have a whole lot of commercial toys, either. I don't mind the song but I don't like the flashing light on it...
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Re: Electronic toys: does anyone use them?

Postby GreenWing » Sat Dec 21, 2013 4:30 pm

Heh, great post, Dbeguy :)

I definitely think electronic -- heck, even robotic -- toys will be more prevalent in the future for birds to play with.

That particular birdie looks like he's having fun with that toy :)
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Re: Electronic toys: does anyone use them?

Postby Dbeguy » Mon Dec 23, 2013 2:46 pm

Another good youtube find!



I think that the lady's comment "This is going to drive you up the wall, wont it Einstein?" is pretty apt. I guess its like mirrors. Depending on a bird's reaction, an electronic toy like this could either entertain or torment a parrot.

I was worried when I saw that this >>> :gray: had plucking issue but I was reassured by the comments section. Einstein's feathers have happily all grown back in.
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Re: Electronic toys: does anyone use them?

Postby Graeme » Tue Dec 24, 2013 8:49 pm

I don't see any harm in letting your bird have one of these musical type toys. It would give the bird something different to interact with. As far as being annoying, it's just like anything, used in moderation it would be fine.
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Re: Electronic toys: does anyone use them?

Postby Michael » Tue Dec 24, 2013 8:59 pm



These toys are OK when supervised like on Truman's tree. But DON'T PUT THEM IN THE CAGE!!!!! They have batteries, metalic parts, and who knows what else inside! Just because they are baby proof does NOT mean they are safe for parrots unattended. Babies don't have beaks with hundreds of pounds of crushing power. Truman chewed one of the buttons off like it was nothing. A baby may be safe from what's inside but a parrot may tear the insides out and get hurt so please do not leave a parrot unattended with this kinda stuff.
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Re: Electronic toys: does anyone use them?

Postby Binkie&Noa » Mon Dec 30, 2013 5:32 pm

My parrots have a little bird mobile fone.. Finally they like him :)
Here a little movie (at the end Noa is playing with it.. In the begin Binkie is playing with a foraging toy)
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=33 ... 3992150818

I also only hang it on the playtree, not in the cage.. Sometimes they'te really aggressive on the toy and I don't want they begin to fight with each other.. ;)
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Re: Electronic toys: does anyone use them?

Postby derickwilliams » Mon Jan 13, 2014 6:31 am

I really don't use electronic toys but after watching your videos i am greatly inclined using them soon.
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Re: Electronic toys: does anyone use them?

Postby Dbeguy » Wed Jan 15, 2014 1:37 pm

Yet further evidence that parrots are mentally toddlers. The same things delight them. Apparently electronic toys are Fuzzybutt's favorites.



I feel really sorry for Fuzzybutt :( ! He/she must have had a hard life before being adopted by these kind people.
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Re: Electronic toys: does anyone use them?

Postby kevin23 » Mon Feb 05, 2018 5:09 am

Hello,
I bought an electronic parrot toy for my son,He really like it.

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