Some of the toys my parrots have enjoyed over the years are:
If anyone else has some good ideas, I know my parrot will appreciate them!
By Jacketbacker from Greer, SC
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Has anyone give me some new ideas on how to entertain a cute African parrot? What can I give him to keep him occupied? He likes to destroy his toys and they are very expensive to buy. Any ideas for making safe homemade ones or what outside plants can he use for variety in his diet? Any suggestions will be appreciated.
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Hi! I know it can be expensive with supplying parrot toys but parrots are meant to destroy their toys. We adopted a grey that had to learn to chew. Parrot that don't chew usually have something mentally or physically wrong. We have had two greys so far and some ideas I use are paper towel rolls, toilet rolls (not perfumed, stained, wet or that have too much glue) readers digest magazine rolled up and put between cage bars. Cardboard egg cartons with treats inside. One thing I recently started doing is using the cardboard drink trays from fast food restaurants. Popsicles sticks for crafts are good too. Make toys like sticking the sticks through paper rolls. Most bird toys store sell blocks etc for making your own toys or refreshing the old toys where the blocks etc are chewed off.
one last thing...join your local bird club if you haven't already. A great resource! Here is a picture of Coco being introduced to our daughter when she was born.
What a lot of great ideas! I appreciate your taking the time to give such wonderful advice for parrots.