Post by bananaboi on Sept 29, 2020 14:02:57 GMT -5
Hi everybody! I just got my first bird ever, a 14 year old quaker parrot named Coco. My brother had him since he hatched and was really neglecting the poor boy, so I decided to take him in and give him a better life. That being said, I've been looking up a bunch of information about quakers since I don't know very much. I have come across tons of horror stories about cage toys and now I'm worried I will purchase an un-safe toy. Is there a specific place to get toys that are safe? Or what types of safe materials should I be looking for in toys? Thanks for the help!
It's great that you've taken Coco in and are giving him a good home. Here is an article I found online that I think you'll find helpful: Safe Parrot Toys There are many good sources for safe parrot toys; if you do an online search for safe parrot toys you'll discover many of them. Once you have an idea about what toys are safe and which ones aren't, you could also shop locally for them. You might also consider making your own parrot toys-- safe parts are also available. Parrots often like to play with things that aren't parrot toys at all. My QP Ralph likes building with thin wooden dowels cut to roughly 10 inch lengths (many Quakers have the nest building instinct). He also likes to chew up popsicle sticks. You might have to experiment a bit to find out whay Coco likes.