Forage/Foot Toy Basket

On my (admittedly long) list of things I could not imagine keeping parrots without, a good basket full of foot toys and some treats is high up. It’s so simple, so easy, so cheap, and it keeps them happy and blissfully quiet. It’s also a fantastic way to use those toy parts that have been skillfully removed from their hanging counterparts. What’s not to love?

Forage/Foot Toy Basket

Things You Will Need:

– 1 Basket (Dollar Store – $1)
– Various Foot Toys/Toy Parts (Costs range based on what you are using!)
– Crinkle Paper (Dollar Store – about $0.25 worth)
– Seed or other treat (varies)

Total Cost: Anywhere from $2 on up! Mine has about $5 worth of materials in it.
Total Time: Mere Moments

Step 1: Clean your basket and add a small layer of seed, pellets, etc. You can skip this step if you do not want to make this a foraging opportunity for your bird.

Forage/Foot Toy Basket

Step 2: Toss in some foot toys, toy parts, etc. Anything goes!

Forage/Foot Toy Basket

Step 3: Add in crinkle paper!

Forage/Foot Toy Basket

Step 4: Add Parrots!

Forage/Foot Toy Basket

Forage/Foot Toy Basket

Step 5: Enjoy the serenity and joy brought on by having your birds entertained!

I also do a small version of this inside their cages with smaller baskets and clip on with links. They definitely prefer the ones they can climb right into though!


2 thoughts on “Forage/Foot Toy Basket

  1. Coco's Flock January 16, 2014 / 9:37 pm

    Lola loves foraging baskets too!! She has a smaller pail one in her cage and then an assortment of different versions all over the place. I used to think they helped to contain the mess but now I am not so sure!

    • Shawna January 16, 2014 / 9:38 pm

      Yeah I don’t know how well it works to contain messes… Jingo gets inside and throws all of the foot toys over the side and they usually end on the floor. Keeps him happy though!

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