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Featherland Paradise Creative Foraging Systems 3 Pull Out Drawers Food Treat Puzzle Toy For Medium To XLarge Parrot And Cockatoo Birds


Creative Foraging Systems 3 Pull Out Drawers Treat Toy For Parrot Birds Provides Mental And Physical Stimulation That Big Birds Need For Optimal Health And Wellbeing

Your feathered friend will have the time of its life trying to forage for food out of this dangly toy!

  • The toy features 3 pull-out drawers that you can fill with your bird’s favourite food and treats
  • The toy is designed to hang in the cage from the strong stainless-steel chain and carabiner
  • The swaying action of the toy will excite your bird as they work hard to open the drawers to access their reward
  • Each drawer is on a different side of the toy to provide a greater foraging challenge
  • The drawers have a pull-stop to prevent them from falling out or being easily removed by your bird
  • Yummy food options to place in the drawers may include nuts, dehydrated fruit, fresh apple slices, bananas, carrots, celery sticks, cheese, bagels, crackers, and more!
  • Birds love to nibble on things; therefore, you can fill the drawers with small wooden shapes, coloured paper, wood spools, and munch balls
  • Your bird will love the range of textures and erratic, unpredictable movement of the toy
  • The drawers are constructed out of polycarbonate plastic for strength and durability
  • There is an extra leather rope at the bottom of the boxes for your bird to hang from or nibble on
  • The toy attaches to the cage with the stainless-steel carabiner – simply twist it to the left to loosen, attach the carabiner to the cage and then twist to the right to tighten
  • All parts of the toy are safe and non-toxic

Suitable for: 

  • Medium to XLarge parrot and cockatoo birds
  • Recommended bird breeds include: Ringnecks, Cockatiels, Caiques, Alexandrines, Galahs, Eclectus, Amazons, African Greys, Shortbill Corellas, Major Mitchell, Mini Macaws

Dimensions

  • Total: 55cm height x 5cm length
  • Middle Drawer Section: 16cm height x 5cm length x 5cm width 
  • Individual drawers: 5cm x 5cm (space inside 3.5cm width x 4cm length x 3cm depth)
  • Chain: 21.5cm length x 1cm width
  • Leather tails: 18cm length x 0.5cm thick 

Why Toys are Important for Pet Birds

  • Toys are vital for your bird’s mental and physical health and have a major role in their quality of life
  • Birds are naturally active creatures and need to be provided with mental and physical stimulation every day
  • Birds spend the majority of life without you by their side to entertain them, therefore, they need a pleasurable, challenging and exciting outlet to keep their minds and bodies stimulated
  • Birds who do not have toys to keep them busy will become bored, depressed, unhealthy, and even carry out negative behaviours such as feather or skin picking, pacing, chewing, biting, loud squawking or destruction
  • Interacting with toys allows your bird to satisfy their natural instincts to chew, throw things around, explore, preen, chew, hang, fly, forage, and allows your bird to practice the natural skill of holding, grasping and manipulating objects with their feet
  • The physical exercise also helps to keep muscles, tendons, bones and beak in optimal condition

What is Creative Foraging?

  • Creative foraging refers to giving your bird an interesting way to search for and obtain their food
  • In the wild, birds learn to forage for food and have natural instincts to gnaw on wood, leaves and other objects – these skills need to be practised daily
  • Creative foraging replaces the practise of making food easily accessible in a food dish which only promotes laziness
  • Your bird must be provided with intellectual and physical challenges and learn how to become a self-sufficient forager by working hard to earn their food
  • When a foraging toy appears in your bird’s cage, they will explore it, discover that it contains food and instinctively learn how to procure their food  
  • Eventually, you can make a complete transition from open dish feeding to providing all your bird’s meals in foraging toys   

Scientifically Proven Results

  • Food foraging is universally recommended by avian veterinarians and behavioural scientists
  • Studies show that parrots that eat from a regular dish will spend 15- 27 minutes per day to eat, whereas, birds that must forage for their food take 4-6 hours per day to capture and eat their food
  • Creative foraging provides environmental enrichment, constant mental stimulation, and vigorous physical exercise

Tips and Tricks

  • You can increase foraging opportunities by using multiple foraging devices placed in different locations
  • Place the devices around the cage so that some are more difficult than others to access, and change locations often
  • The feeding devices may be filled with your choice of food such as pellets, dried fruit, shelled nuts, sliced vegetables, seeds and other treats
  • The goal is to make your bird work for its food – however, if your bird is not able to acquire all their daily nutrition from the toys, you must still ensure they are receiving all the nutrition they need for their activity levels 

Important

  • Incorrect use may result in entrapment or injury 
  • Contains small parts
  • Keep out of reach of children
  • Always select the appropriate size and type of toy for your specific bird
  • Observe your bird's behaviour with a new toy 
  • Remove and replace the toy if it becomes damaged or worn 
  • Keep bird's nails well-groomed and keep them engaged with a variety of toys which offer different materials, colours, sounds and challenges


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