May 21, 2021

How to find cheap parrot toys



wood bird toys
wood bird toys

Cheaper bird toys

Parrots are highly intelligent and therefore need mental and physical stimulation and agility. Bird toys encourage exercise, decrease boredom, and keep them happy and healthy. 

I should start this post by stating: Skilled, handcrafted isn't cheap and you get what you paid for. Cheap bird toys are just that, cheaply made, dangerous, and causing more issues than one needs. Cheap toys are smaller, very few wood blocks, dangerous hanging clips, and the wrong material is used. 

Many times, I will receive donations of toys and I didn't give them to the birds because they will cause more harm than good. I took them part and remade them. However, there are still a few things you can do to get cheaper toy options.  

We should be aiming for good quality bird toys, fairly priced. A good bird toy maker will use proper materials to make sure the toy lasts as long as possible. They will use materials that are non-toxic, and safe yet still deliver creative bird toys for your parrot.


As wood prices increase, wood parrot toys have and will also increase in price.  There are other options and creative ways to help our feathery friends stay happy and enriched. 

Shreddable parrot toys
shreddable bird toys


Cheaper ideas for bird toys:


 1) Cardboard might be every bird owner's best friend right now. As wood prices increase, making toys out of cardboard is easy and cheap. There are cardboard boxes, cardboard blocks, and cardboard sheets. Check out all the fun, cardboard toys here: Pds parrot toys


2) Infant/ baby toys: Infant toys are not just for a human baby; your 20-year-old parrot might love them too. There are so many varieties of toys from wood to sound-making. Go to your nearest thrift store or look at marketplaces online for used old baby toys.  (baby wood toys are safe since they use safe material for baby stuff) 


3) The Dollar Store: My favorite place where I find all types of goodies.  Wooden spoons to paper cups and rubber ducks. The dollar store or bargain stores are the best places to find all types of treasures for DIY bird toys. Remember to check out their baby section. 


4) Lumber Yard: Even with high prices, you can find a clearance section at the lumber yard where they are selling off untreated pine wood for 70 percent off.  You might not be able to use the full length and throw away part of the damaged wood, but it's much cheaper than the full-priced stuff. 


5) DIY bird toys: If quarantine had taught us anything, it's how to youtube and google new skills. There are many DIY parrot toy videos.  Many places are selling wood blocks with drilled holes. All one needs to do is string them with sisal or chain. Done.  


parrot wood blocks
parrot wood blocks





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