Some birds have the strangest fears: a certain color, a leather jacket, a particular chair, sunglasses, flies. As random as these might seem, each of my birds has had nightmares over one of the items on this list at one time or another. Fear of toys is frustrating because it leaves your bird with nothing to do all day while you’re away. Many resort to feather destructive behaviors, and worse. Such was the case with Theo, my rehomed goffins cockatoo.