Food-Finding Parrot Toy Examples

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The parrot toys you see below are examples of how you can use the natural parrot toys that we provide to our clients as Food Finding Toys or foraging toys.

Here’s what I want you to notice in the pictures below:

1) Look how I’ve wedged pellets into the first two toys shown; be prepared to squint as they’re kind of hidden.

2) The third toy I’m showing is an example of what the second toy looks like after my African Grey Parrot has tried to tear the food out of it… while it was new.

And the great thing about these toys is that the more destroyed they are, the MORE hiding places you can find to hide food (pellets)… and if you look closely you will see that I’ve been able to hide the food even deeper and more cleverly in the torn up toy.

It’s this process of encouraging your parrot to scavenge through the toy, digging at it and pulling it apart to get at the food that really gets your bird actively using his brain and body in creative ways to get at the task, too!

To purchase the toys I am showing here and others like them, please visit our parrot toy page.

Dave Womach has been performing professionally with birds since the age of 13. He has produced shows for cruise ships, theme parks, fairs, dinner theaters and has been featured internationally on television.


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72 comments

  • I like to know if u come in to home in train macaw !?? I live in Cumberland city Tn n need help with a 9 year old that has lived a hard sad live n I got him trying every thing but still need help please tell me how much I love him but my doctor say I cant keep going to him with all the bites kiddo keep giving

    sue hoopwr on
  • Just do it and keep them happy! They don’t have a lot of luxuries any hows!

    Diana on
  • For those in the UK – find another bird lover in the US and get them to purchase for you and send them on to you – offer to do something nice in return – I am sure you can think of something to do in exchange – people are generally nice and willing to help others out –
    for the person whose bird wont let her touch check out the training video offered by Chet – grabbing will only insure your bird wil NEVER like you – Chets videos work – so far have taught my Grey to shake and wave and we are working on yes and no – takes patience but it is me that is slow not Josey!!!

    Carol Drury on
  • Hi chet
    Thank you for every thing …..for all @ and advises …..etc . In fact I have a good luck with our Co Co …. is very intillgent ….have fast responding to meny things … by chance we locate his cage in corridor back to wall leeds to every part in our flat .. these makes him a center during our locomotions
    and also has interesting by everyone .. he talks early …call every one by his name even my wife has areal name and MA..MA… we are very happey with our new members hn our small family..thank you again ……………………………………………………………GOOOOOD BAAAAY….. Mosad amer

    Mosad Sayed Amer on
  • thank you yes i need some toys like this for my african grey

    zahra on

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