Toys + Foraging

Forage noun: the act of searching for food and provisions noun: animal food for browsing or grazing verb: wander and feed verb: collect or look around for (food) In the wild parrots spend most of their time (approximately 70% of it) foraging, or looking, for food. Not to mention when given the option of eating their food out of a...
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Naturally Made Parrot Toys: Safe For YOUR Birds

I am sooooo proud of our parrot toy line! I couldn't possibly boast about it enough. When I found this line of Planet Pleasures toys, I KNEW they would be the ONLY line of toys we would carry. I 100% stand behind them and what they're made of. Not only do they make me so happy, but more so my birds and that's what is truly important!  Our toys ...
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Monthly Mystery Parrot Toy Boxes!

I'm so excited about our Monthly Mystery Parrot Toy Boxes! Here's what's great about them if you don't watch the video (or even if you do!): Toys are delivered to YOUR DOOR as often as you choose!  It's a surprise! You don't even know what is in them, only how many you are getting! We pick the appropriate sized toys for your bird and ship them...
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How Well Do You Know Your Bird?

I wonder how many hours in my life I have dedicated to staring at my birds? To a non-parrot owner, that might seem like time wasted, but we all know better.

It blows my mind whenever I read something about “new discoveries” regarding parrot intelligence in some science journal.  A bird’s foraging skill is hardly a new development. It is how they have fed themselves for millions of years.

But to a non-bird owner, or a scientist who is just ...Save

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5 Ways To Use Food As Foraging Toys

What is a foraging toy?

To forage means to rummage or root around for food, the activity at which a wild parrot spends the largest part of his day. And a toy, in a parrot’s world, is pretty much anything from which it gains benefit. Therefore, by definition, a foraging toy can be anything the enables a search for food, even another food. We can use foods as foraging toys.

As expected, the very best opportunities for food foraging are provided by nature itself. Nuts and peas in the pod are perfect examples of foods that are built into their own foraging ...

 

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Halloween is for the Birds!

If you know me at all, you know I LOVE spending holidays with my birds! They are so much fun and there is some desensitization that comes with sharing the holiday with your parrots. I immediately assumed (so not to be disappointed) that my birds might be scared...

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