Birds have to be entertained and when you are not around to play with them, getting some bird toys help in a great manner. However, choosing among parrot toys is highly important, because they must be safe, so that there are no risks of injuring your beloved bird. Many toys can be too big or too small for birds, they can be swallowed, or their beak and toes can get caught in them.
From the beginning, always make sure that bird toys are of high-quality and the manufacturer is well known and reliable. Owners can buy toys from a specialized shop, a pet shop that has a variety of products for birds. The parts need to be non-toxic. It is true that there isn’t a 100% guarantee on toys, but every owner can learn what it takes to buy suitable toys. Considering some important features will help at choosing what is suitable for your bird. Keep in mind that all birds have different needs, they are of various sizes, they like to play differently, and this means that buying toys is a process as well.
At first, think about the play style of your bird, if it is fond of toys and how playful it really is. Some birds enjoy cuddling and preening their toys, while others like to destroy them, to get their beaks in action. You can offer a new toy and see how it reacts and if it plays with it safely. This is very important, especially if you plan on giving the toy when you are not around. Even after you give it a toy, you should inspect it on a regular basis, to see whether there are some parts that have to be removed, so that they don’t get swollen or they don’t end up hurting your bird.
On the market nowadays, there are so many parrot toys to choose from, highly colorful and interactive. You can always buy several toys and place them inside the cage. Move their place weekly, so that they don’t get bored or the cage doesn’t become too boring for them. You can increase your bird’s excitement with a new toy and some of them are highly versatile. For example, foraging toys are ideal if you want your bird to work for its food. They can either get their food or a treat and they have to work on different levels, solving problems and puzzles.
Toys that have sound effects and integrate a mirror are highly appreciated. Many birds like to play sounds and to look themselves in the mirror. This way, they will not feel so alone. Bird playgrounds are more complex toys and they allow birds to explore more and play on a larger surface. At a pet shop you can easily find all these toys and you can read about them or ask a representative directly, so that you know what to buy for your bird.