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Sizing Suggestions:
Small Birds: cone toy on lace or hang the toy with the stainless steel bolt.      
Mid Sized Birds: All toys
Large Birds: Toys with this cone are not recommended
     For Cockatoos and Big Birds: Locked Up Loot Toys  
-- Get a package of foraging toys.  See Quick Shop  
Simple foraging toy

Peek-A-Boo Toy
Peek-A-Boo 
Hanging Toy

Peek-A-Boo Toy open -- place treats or small toys inside.  Easy puzzle toy.
Insert toy or treat

1. Peek-A-Boo Hanging Foraging Dish™ Toys
Price: $15.95

Clear dish with a cone and ring strung on a bird safe metal chain with O-rings. Assorted colors.  Bird has to lift the cone to get the treat. This is a simple (easy to solve) foraging puzzle.

TIP: Make this toy more challenging by threading a piece of leather lace through the chain just above the bead.

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Durability:  Dish is very durable (4).  Cone and ring are destructible (2).
For mid-sized birds
cone foraging toys with stainless steel hardware.  Aren't the colors beautiful?
Foraging Toy
Cone is 2 in. high

All
Stainless Steel
Hardware

2. Plastic Cone Foraging Toy
with bolt & wing nut

Price: $14.95

Recommended for birds that like mechanical bird challenges (such as taking things apart by removing wing nuts).  Cone is heavy weight plastic and washer is acrylic.  Bolt and wing nut are stainless steel.

Size Recommendations:  
Mid-sized birds. Note: Some mid-sized birds can break the cone but most would rather open it, not break it.  
Large birds -- full-sized cockatoos and macaws (and some mid-sized birds) -- will break the cone.   This toy is not recommended for large birds.  We recommend the more durable dish foraging toys for the large birds.

Play Tips:  Put a small treat in the cone and fasten the lid and wing nut.  Then place the toy in your bird's food dish or toy basket.  If the treat falls, it will land in the dish or basket.  -- Easier: Loosen the wing nut a little.

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If you have a color preference, let us know in special instructions at check out.  (See the five colors in the picture near the top of the page).

Durability:  3, durable
Not recommended for large birds.


Foraging Toy
with Leather Lace
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Cone is 2 in. high
3. Plastic Cone Foraging Toy
with leather lace

Price: $13.95

Recommended for smaller birds or birds that need easier foraging toys.  Cone is heavy weight plastic and washer is acrylic.  Lace is bird safe vegetable tanned leather.

Size Recommendations: 
Small Birds  -- This toy with leather lace is the best one to use for small birds or birds still learning how to open foraging toys (even for bigger birds).
Mid-sized birds
. Note: Some mid-sized birds can break the cone but most would rather open it, not break it.  
Large birds -- This toy is not recommended for large birds.  We recommend the more durable dish foraging toys for the large birds.

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If you have a color preference, let us know in special instructions at check out.  (See the five colors in the picture near the top of the page).

Durability:  3, durable
Not recommended for large birds.

Locked Up Loot Toy
is HIGHLY recommended for mechanically skilled birds like cockatoos.

Locked Up Loot Treat Dish
Locked Up Loot Foraging Dish™ Toy

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Sam wth the toy.  Sam is Liz Wilson's (well known bird author) bird.
Sam, Liz Wilson's
blue & gold macaw
with her Locked Up
Loot Toy 
(leather version)

4.  Locked Up Loot Foraging Dish™ Toy
Price: $28.95

BEST TOY FOR COCKATOOS (and other birds that
take apart wing nuts).

Can your bird "break in" and get the loot?

Recommended for intelligent, mechanically skilled
birds who are bored with simple puzzle toys.  More challenge?  Add the optional accessory pack.

Clear dish with acrylic lid held in place with
stainless steel
bolt and wing nut and large beads. 
All strung on a bird safe metal chain with O-rings. Assorted colors.  Bird must remove bolt and lift
lid to get the treat.  The wing nut can be
positioned at the top (easier to open) or bottom
of the dish.

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Durability:  5, plastic dish, acrylic lid, and hardware are
all virtually indestructible.  Accessory pack items are
destructible.

Selecting Foraging Toys for Your Birds

All birds like to solve puzzles and find treats.   Simple foraging toys are good for most birds.  We recommend a mix of foot toys and hanging toys.  Also, some foraging toys should be the kind your bird can destroy (wood, paper, and other natural materials) -- that's what they do in the wild.  

Changing the Difficulty Level.  Toys can be made easier or more difficult for your bird to open by adding layers of material that block the treat or loosening parts to make it easier.

Difficult Foraging Toys.  Cockatoos tend to be very "mechanical" (they like to take nuts and bolts apart) and like the most complex toys.  They enjoy the challenge of the Locked Up Loot Toys.   Simple foraging toys (Flower Power and Peek-A-Boo) may be too easy for cockatoos.

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