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?
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.
Step 2: Toss in some foot toys, toy parts, etc. Anything goes!
Step 3: Add in crinkle paper!
Step 4: Add Parrots!
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!