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E-book - 31 Pages - 38 Gray-scale & 1 Color Pencil Illustrations by Sally Blanchard
While there are toys that may not be safe for every parrot, most toys on the market today are safe for the type and size of parrots for which they are made. Every parrot plays with toys in his or her own way. Caregivers should pay close attention to the way their birds play to know if specific toys are right for their birds. There are toys that I am comfortable putting in my birds’ cages but others that I will only put in the office ceiling gyms where the birds play with supervision. It has taken me some time to know the way that each of my parrots utilize the toys in their life. Generally speaking, my Grey, Whodee, likes to beat up on his toys but he also really likes the texture of leather to chew on. Like many greys, Whodee likes to play upside down. He often climbs around hanging from the top of his cage banging all of his toys together. My Caique, Spike, usually likes toys that have things that move around on them but he also loves anything that he can climb around on. Many “big bird” toys work for him as playgyms. Twiggy, my Slender-billed Conure, prefers toys with cloth or leather textures to chew on but also loves to swing. When she wants me to play with her by making her ring swing wildly, she says, “Are ya ready? ”She also loves bells. Roxianne, my Bare-eyed Cockatoo, is a rope and cloth preener. Pascal, my younger Double-yellow head, likes thin wood strips that she can destroy. Rascal, my 31 year old Double-yellow loves anything that makes a racket when he knocks it around. His older sister, Paco, my 31 year old Amazon hen likes thin wood the best, but she also likes bells. I know what they like best so I always make sure that kind of toy is available for them but they also have a variety of other toys to keep their interest piqued to other play opportunities. All of my parrots like bells and.......................................................
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Published by the Companion Parrot Online Magazine
Loveland, Colorado USA
Copyright© 2012 Sally Blanchard
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