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Featherland Paradise Hanging Buffet Ball And Skewer Interactive Food Treat Puzzle Toy For Medium To Large Cockatoo And Parrot Birds

Featherland Paradise Foraging Hanging Buffet Ball And Skewer Toy Is An Entertaining And Enriching Experience For Your Bird
  • The Featherland Paradise Hanging Buffet Ball with Skewer is the perfect treat for your feathered friends!
  • Hang it anywhere in your bird's cage using the metal clip for a fun and interactive feeding experience
  • You can fill the ball with nuts, fruit, or vegetables that your bird will need to work to reach
  • There is also a stainless-steel skewer that you can use to provide larger pieces of food for your bird
  • The ball is free-spinning and can also slide up and down the skewer, which makes it even more of a challenge
  • At the base is a rotating dish that will catch any small pieces that may spill out
  • At the end of the skewer is a solid plastic ball that unscrews to allow you to pierce fruit or remove the parts for cleaning
  • Your bird will love pecking at the treats and swinging the ball around, providing both entertainment and exercise
  • Made from sturdy polycarbonate and stainless steel, it’s suitable for enthusiastic chewers
  • It's is easy to clean and refill, making it a hassle-free addition to your bird's cage
  • Dishwasher safe

 Dimensions (approximate)

  • Buffet ball: 9cm diameter
  • Dish: 14cm diameter
  • Skewer: 30cm length
  • Ball screw: 4cm diameter

Suitable for: 

  • Medium to large parrot and cockatoo birds
  • Example breeds include: Cockatoos, Galahs, African Greys, and Macaws

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 each day
  • Birds spend much of their 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 throw things around, explore, preen, chew, hang, fly, and forage, and allows your bird to practice the natural skill of holding, grasping, and manipulating objects with their feet
  • Physical exercise also helps to keep muscles, tendons, bones, and beaks 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 practiced daily
  • Creative foraging replaces the practice 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   

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 


  • 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 that offer different materials, colours, sounds and challenges