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Foraging Toys Based on
Bird Size: For
Birds: Peek-A-Boo Toy because it hangs and is easiest
to open; the bird just lifts the cone to get the
treat or small toy. Mid Sized Birds: All toy are good for most
However, most cockatoos and some other
larger birds will break the
Peek-A-Boo Toy. Large Birds: Toys with a plastic cone are not recommended.
See the PVC Foraging Toys. For
Cockatoos and Some Big Birds: See Locked Up Loot (on
It's more durable and challenging
-- For several simple foraging toys see Quick Shop
- Foraging Sampler
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
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Durability: Dish is very durable (4).
Cone and ring are destructible (2).
is HIGHLY recommended for mechanically skilled birds like cockatoos.
Locked Up Loot Foraging Dish™ Toy
click to enlarge photo Sam, Liz Wilson's
blue & gold macaw
with her Locked Up
(This one is fastened with a leather lace.)
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 Toy. Simple foraging toys like Peek-A-Boo may be too
easy for a cockatoo.