Question category: Toys & Enrichment

Cleaning rope

whats best way for cleaning wooded and “rope” perches, to lessen chance of infection, bacteria

Is paper really safe?

Hi, I was making diy bird toys out of plain lined paper and was going to use plain printer paper too. I don’t know of any chemicals in it but my dad said it might have chemicals. I wasn’t sure because people on YouTube say to use any paper. I would appreciate the help. 😃 […]

Natural Bird Toys

I have a budgie and I was wanting to make some toys for him! Can budgies have pinecones? And what woods are okay for them? Any other recommendations? Thanks!

Toy safety

Glad you mentioned about the dangers of toys for birds. i find most of them very dangerous. I stay away from metal chains. Please mention that bells have sections where the birds could get their limbs caught. Nicole

rope toys

What fibrous materials ,if any, are ok for “rope” in bird toys?

Lovebird companion

I am considering acquiring a companion for my 6 month old male Peach-faced Lovebird. Kiwi seems very unhappy if he is stuck in his cage, and sometimes paces back and forth on the cage’s floor. If the cage is opened up on top, Kiwi has the habit of flying to the floor, and then running […]

Lonely lovebird

Hello, my daughter moved and was unable to take her single lovebird with her. We keep the bird in my daughter’s old bedroom to protect her from our cats. My friend who has a parrot would be willing to keep the lovebird, same room but separate cages or would it be better to keep the […]

B&G Macaw and hormones

I have a wonderful blue and gold macaw who is just getting into puberty (almost 4 years old!)… we always cuddled when she was young and she still loves to cuddle (head pets only of course), and i help her preen the pin feathers she can’t get on her head. Is this sending her the […]

Meyer’s parrots

I have two Meyer Parrots and they love having their heads petted. Is this OK? I give my parrot wooden blocks that they enjoy chewing. Any concerns with the color dyes? Are they toxic?

my parakeet

Hi I’m a pet parakeet owner and I would like some advice on what to do with my pet parakeet my mother is in charge of feeding and where to put the cage but unfortunately my parakeet doesn’t get much attention and usually just spends there day in a cage in a room without barely […]

Shipping boxes

Hello, During the first First Aid lecture, I saw a question regarding the use shipping boxes for birds to chew on. I didn’t see that question answered and am wondering the same thing; is it safe to allow the birds to chew on used shipping boxes after the tape/labels have been removed.

Toys seen in webinar

Hello, I’ve been catching up on the webinars posted to Lafeber’s youtube channel and in the first hormonal behavior webinar with Dr. Stephanie Lamb, she showed a few foraging toys that looked pretty cool! I wondered if you could provide links? I can’t seem to find anything too similar. Also, do you think the toys […]

Green Cheek Conures

I have 2 green cheek conures how much out of cage time do they need? Do they have to be Only on pellet diet? Should there cage be covered at night? Should green cheeks be seen every year by the vet? Can you tell genders of conures? Also should i get pet insurance for birds? […]

Bird Boings

What was the name of the company for the boings?

Broken toy

I’ve broken my birds placst mate will he be ok

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Cockatoo

Hello! I absolutely love cockatoos and am getting one soon. What breed would be best, which is the most friendly. Do Umbrella Cockatoos make good pets? 🙂

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