The Best Pet Bird Toys
Find the best toys for your feathery friend
Pet bird toys can provide your friend with hours of fun, entertainment, and even intellectual stimulation.
Providing toys for your pet bird is absolutely essential. He needs toys to prevent boredom and keep his mind active. Without toys, your bird can easily develop behavior problems like screaming, feather plucking, and biting.
Pet bird toys come in all shapes, sizes, materials, and colors. However, all toys are not made for every bird. It’s important to provide the right toys for your pet bird’s particular species. Some toys for larger birds can be harmful to smaller birds and some toys for smaller birds can be harmful to larger birds. It’s important to know what to look for.
The Best for Your Bird
See the best pet bird toys we recommend for your bird’s species:
- The Best X-Small Toys
For Canaries and Finches
- The Best Small Toys
For Cockatiels, Lovebirds, Small Parakeets, and Parrotlets
- The Best Medium Toys
For Caiques, Small Conures, Lories, Large Parakeets, Pionus, and Poicephalus
- The Best Large Toys
For African Greys, Amazons, Small Cockatoos, Large Conures, Eclectus, Hawk-Headed Parrots, and Mini-Macaws
- The Best X-Large Toys
For Large Cockatoos and Macaws
What To Buy
Pet birds need a variety of different bird toys to ensure that their physical and mental needs are being met. Pick a few toys from each category to make sure your pet bird is happy, healthy, and well occupied.
It is important for your bird to have:
Types Of Bird Toys
Foraging toys are highly recommended by avian professionals because they provide an outlet that requires your bird to work for his food like he would have to do in the wild.
Shredding toys are also great for relieving stress and boredom for your pet bird. Nothing is more fun than tearing up a new toy!
Stress and boredom can lead to your bird over-preening or feather plucking. Preening toys (such as rope) are a great outlet for birds to satisfy their need to preen.
Chew toys are great for pet birds because chewing is a major part of a wild bird’s life. Chewing is especially important for larger parrots.
Birds enjoy physical contact with each other in the wild. Pet birds need the same thing–they like to cuddle with or crawl into something soft. This help alleviates stress and provides a sense of security for your bird.
Exercise toys such as swings and ladders are perfect for encouraging movement and physical exercise.
Important Toy Features
For your own reference, and so you will know that the bird toys we recommend really are the best for your bird, here are the most important toy features you need to take into consideration when shopping for toys on your own:
- Attachments – The safest toy attachments are C-rings. They are safe to use for all pet birds. The most dangerous attachments are the keychain ring and split rings. Bird toes have been caught in a number of these rings because of their size and shape.