VERY IMPORTANT Toy Tips

Buy only toys that are appropriate for your bird. Allowing a bird to play with a toy that is either too small or too big can potentially end in disater.

We’ll give you an example that hit close to home. Nancy’s Greenwinged Macaw, Obee,(the one pictured in our logo) was out of the cage and playing with a triangle swing suitable for a much smaller bird. He managed to get one of the chains from which the swing was hanging wrapped around his neck. Fortunately Timothee realized that playing had turned to crisis and he was hanging by his neck unable to extract himself (or breathe). She wrapped him in a towel and we were able to loosen the chain. This kind of thing happens very very quickly.

Clappers from bells that are too small can get caught in the beak of a larger bird (especially African Greys who are notorious for that). If your bird likes bells, make sure the clapper cannot be removed easily and is of an appropriate size.

Threads from toys can wrap around necks or wings or legs. Check your birds’ toys daily for hanging threads, open chain links, and openings that can trap a bird.

Do not hesitate to throw out old and worn out toys. They could become dangerous.

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