Trained Parrot BlogParrot Wizard Online Parrot Toy StoreThe Parrot Forum

Toys . How boring can they be ?

Share ideas for making your own parrot toys. What are the best things for parrots to play with? Show pictures of parrots with toys.

Toys . How boring can they be ?

Postby PatrickAlan » Wed Mar 14, 2018 8:31 am

I have a Senegal parrot. Her name is JoJo. I have been looking at Bird Toys online for months, and
can not find any that even interest me, let alone my parrot. JoJo gets bored with toys easily.
And I have bought most types that are available commercially. They are not cheap. Yet, I have to remove them because she tires of them and never plays with them. It's a waste of money.

So, can anyone recommend Toys that perhaps she may be more interested in than the typical
store-bought ones?
PatrickAlan
Lovebird
 
Gender: This parrot forum member is male
Posts: 30
Location: Southern New Jersey
Number of Birds Owned: 3
Types of Birds Owned: 2 Male Gouldian Finches, and 1 Senegal Parrot
Flight: Yes

Re: Toys . How boring can they be ?

Postby Pajarita » Wed Mar 14, 2018 10:14 am

Me senegals are not big on playing with toys but they do, occasionally, like to chew this type:

https://www.amazon.com/Planet-Pleasures ... dpSrc=srch

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B003THKCBS/re ... 40235&sr=2

https://www.amazon.com/Planet-Pleasures ... +pleasures

Basically, the ones made out of some sort of colorful dried grass with little things that stick out and that they can pull out of it. But, right now, the male is chewing up cardboard boxes [and my magazines, and the plastic covers on the tables, and the back of the draperies, etc -LOL] like crazy.
Pajarita
Norwegian Blue
 
Gender: This parrot forum member is female
Posts: 12935
Location: NE New Jersey
Number of Birds Owned: 30
Types of Birds Owned: Toos, grays, zons, canaries, finches, cardinals, senegals, jardine, redbelly, sun conure, button quail, GCC, PFC, lovebirds
Flight: Yes

Re: Toys . How boring can they be ?

Postby Michael » Wed Mar 14, 2018 12:29 pm

My Senegal is pretty good with toys. Nothing like the bigger birds but she definitely does chew them from time to time. However, her favorite thing without fail is to chew up her NU Perches. Especially if it's a size small but even medium. It takes her a good 3-6 months to destroy a perch which is perfect because by then it would be time to replace it anyway!

http://ParrotWizard.com/Perch

Image

Funny cause my bigger birds don't chew the perches at all.
User avatar
Michael
Macaw
 
Gender: This parrot forum member is male
Posts: 6130
Location: New York
Number of Birds Owned: 3
Types of Birds Owned: Senegal Parrot, Cape Parrot, Green-Winged Macaw
Flight: Yes

Re: Toys . How boring can they be ?

Postby Pajarita » Thu Mar 15, 2018 9:47 am

Cockatoos all do, though...
Pajarita
Norwegian Blue
 
Gender: This parrot forum member is female
Posts: 12935
Location: NE New Jersey
Number of Birds Owned: 30
Types of Birds Owned: Toos, grays, zons, canaries, finches, cardinals, senegals, jardine, redbelly, sun conure, button quail, GCC, PFC, lovebirds
Flight: Yes

Re: Toys . How boring can they be ?

Postby Julie Webb » Wed Jul 18, 2018 4:17 pm

PatrickAlan wrote:I have a Senegal parrot. Her name is JoJo. I have been looking at Bird Toys online for months, and
can not find any that even interest me, let alone my parrot. JoJo gets bored with toys easily.
And I have bought most types that are available commercially. They are not cheap. Yet, I have to remove them because she tires of them and never plays with them. It's a waste of money.

So, can anyone recommend Toys that perhaps she may be more interested in than the typical
store-bought ones?


My advice would be DIY toys! Just look at any of the popular parrot toys you can buy, what are they made of, what are the characteristics they have and find some parrot-friendly materials! You will not only save money but also give your birdie something unique! Not to mention all the fun you will have! What is is that your parrot likes to do? Let that be inspiration for parrot toy crafting! :senegal:
Julie Webb
Parakeet
 
Gender: This parrot forum member is female
Posts: 4
Number of Birds Owned: 0
Flight: No


Return to Toys, Accessories, and DIY

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 5 guests

Parrot ForumArticles IndexTraining Step UpParrot Training BlogPoicephalus Parrot InformationParrot Wizard Store