Attachment rings may be split. Toes could get caught in some chain or cracked piece of plastic bird toy part. We encourage caged bird keepers to give the toys a quick once over daily and at least once a week look at them and touch them to make sure they do not present a danger to the bird.
The flip side to that is that when I see parts of toys fall off to the bottom of the cage I immediately pick them up so they’ll not get pooped on and add them to any one of her many forging boxes
Birds need to be upset. They need their world to be rocked.
They need to be handled and restrained on a regular basis. They need to know that a towel is a friend not a threat.
Birds that seems “miserable” are simply disoriented and that’s a good thing. For the bird to take time to reacquaint itself with a new environment puts a load on the thought process reducing birdie boredom.
I agree that the birdcage is a place for privacy for your bird but is not a real home, it is and always will be a jail.
How we arrange our toys in the cage is most important. We must realize the toys in a cage represent the leaves on a tree that the bird is living in if it were in the wild.
We use toys to challenge using forging and enrichment opportunities. We also use toys to have privacy to a bird’s cage.
A personal philosophy is a parrot’s cage should have 10 to 30 toys in the top third of the cage. So many that you can’t see the bird.
Why? Whats in your bedroom? Do you not have window coverings that you pull down or close before you undress and go to sleep? Of course. You want to feel private and secure, so does your bird.
I would advocate that you take the sisal rope perch off the floor so doesn’t get soiled. It is a great perch and that is soft on a birds feet
I couldn’t agree more that “They’re intelligent, kind and loving which makes them such a good friend”.
Keep in mind, it is said often that “birds are like an autistic two or three-year-old in a feather suit.”
What you do with a toddler? You read to them, you buy them many toys. You take them places, as they get older you go to zoos and museums.
You don’t leave them at home in a room by their lonesome with nothing to do. If that were to be the case you would be charged with criminal neglect, but we don’t do that with bird owners.
We would also agree the child would exhibit negative behavior when interacting with other human beings.
“Treat your bird as you would a child and all will be good”