This hasn’t always been the case, but these days you can’t research bird care without the importance of toys in the parrot’s environment being carefully stressed. The educated bird owner understands the multiple purposes bird toys serve:
they keep the mind active and stimulated
they keep the body active and fit
they satisfy the urge to chew and destroy
they take away the boredom that might result in feather destruction
It is always a joy to watch a parrot at play – it is the sign of a healthy and happy bird – but ...
The average parrot spends the majority of his time in his cage while his humans are at work or away from home. To keep our birds mentally stimulated and physically healthy we must provide an environment that offers entertainment and promotes activity.This means toys, toys and more toys.
The toys we put in our bird’s cages have multiple functions. They are there not only to entertain, but to teach new activities and to satisfy innate urges, such as chewing. I can always get a sense of the mental health of ...