Bird Toys n’ Stuff

Support Phoenix Landing by Becoming a Member

Phoenix Landing launched a membership program! Now, in addition to volunteering as a foster parront, shopping at the PL store, and contributing items to their charity auctions, you can also show your support by becoming a member. Membership benefits include a nice bit of schwag. The membership program debuted today at the Peruvian Parrot Party…

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Enjoying the Outdoors in Travel Cages

After Mika had her shower on Saturday morning, I took her and Stewie out on the balcony in their travel cages to soak up some sun. Stewie admired her wet bird look and decided to take a bath in his water dish. It was such a gorgeous weekend, the entire flock (myself included) enjoyed hanging…

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Parrot Props and Trick Training Toys

Where to find props for clicker training, cool training toys, parrot trick props, like birdie roller skates, bird-sized basketball hoops, skateboards for parrots, ring toss and color discrimination games for birds ranging from budgies to cockatoos and macaws.

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Update: Wayne’s Back in Business

After being MIA for a few weeks, WaynesParrotStuff.com is live on the Web again. Wayne updated his site to let everyone know that he is now working with The Golden Cockatoo to distribute his bottlebrush gyms. This will leave him free just to build his parrot playstands while the Golden Cockatoo deals with taking orders…

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Your Parrot Won’t Play with Toys?

One question that seems to come up a lot (at least based on Google searches that drive traffic to this site), is about pet birds not playing with toys. Q: Why won’t my parrot play with his toys? It’s possible your parrot doesn’t know how to play with toys. If he’s never learned, your pet…

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Stuff My Conure Likes

I thought I’d compile another list of things my conure likes. Mind you, this is only Stewie-approved stuff… it doesn’t include things I think he ought to like, things I’ve purchased for him and he’s not interested in or things I just think you ought to have in case of birdie emergencies. The list may…

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In Praise of Wayne’s Bottle Brush Gyms

UPDATE (August 2009): As much as I’m a fan of Wayne’s bottle brush gyms, I’ve been hearing a lot of rumors about deteriorating service in terms of orders getting fulfilled in a reasonable timeframe (when you order through his website). This makes me very sad because I love the gyms, but I don’t want people…

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Clicker Training Coins in a Piggy Bank

I found a cute little toy store in Clarendon with a completely unusable Web interface, but a great brick-and-mortar store. As soon as I walked by the Kinder Haus I knew I had to go in (and my companion knew it was for Stewie, no foolin’ him) and I found lots of great, high-quality (German-made)…

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Small Clicker Training Props for Birds

This is the bird prop I got for Stewie from Nature’s Chest — it’s intended to teach him color discrimination. Unfortunately it’s too small. He doesn’t have the dexterity to get the rings onto the peg.I’m going to try to teach him pull the rings off the peg instead and give them to me. He…

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Just How Smart Are Cockatoos? Check It Out!

This cockatoo’s puzzle solving skills are really impressive. Doesn’t she look like she’s having fun? Just another example of children’s developmental toys making good (large) bird toys too. (Imagine having to keep a toddler entertained and healthy … that’s at least how much work a cockatoo takes too!)

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Mr. Monk and the Sun Conure

I’m watching TV today — an episode of Monk (Mr. Monk and the Red Herring) — and imagine my surprise when they feature a sun conure! On the show, Monk goes to a pet store and notices a bird. The geeky pet store clerk says, “You can have him for free. We can’t get rid…

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