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Old 05-11-2013, 09:06 PM
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Foraging Toys

I bought a bunch of acrylic foraging toys for my birds today at a bird fair. Now I am wondering what type of stuff to put in it. I would prefer putting food in them, but what besides nuts should I put in there that won't spoil?
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Old 05-11-2013, 09:20 PM
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Re: Foraging Toys

You can use Nutri-berries, nuti-an cakes, avi-cakes, Different types of pellets that you don't normally feed them, Harrison's power treats, all sorts of stuff
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Old 05-12-2013, 02:25 AM
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Re: Foraging Toys

I got this wonderful acrylic foraging toy for Valentino that is shaped like a treasure chest. He has to work TWO keys free for the bottom part of the treasure chest to drop so he can eat the "treasure" inside. It took him ONE DAY to figure it out. Now he opens it so quickly it is not a challenge for him anymore.

Any recommendations for a more challenging foraging toy for a RFM that is too smart for his own good?

Lupe thought the toy was too hard for him and thought he would get too frustrated with it. I showed her how quickly he learned it and she stared at me and said "He's YOUR bird." LOL

She also thinks I am mean when I happen to yell at him for being naughty and Valentino will fly to her for comfort. Aaaannd she cuddles him up. Can you spell manipulation? Valentino is pure macaw!
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Re: Foraging Toys

I also put crinkled paper in with the nuts so my bird has to work a little bit harder to get the goodies. It keeps him busy, plus I think it gives him satisfaction to make a mess out of the paper.

Try different kinds of nuts. Pistachio nuts are the best because they won't fall out of the holes so easily, which means the bird will work harder to get it.

You can put whole dried red chili peppers. Won't really spoil plus it is a good treat moderately high in Vitamin A.

Nutriberries would work too, make sur eyou buy the bigger kind.

I don't really put fresh fruits/veggies in the foragers because of spoilage. I don't even put dried fruits in them too because overtime it leaves sugars and sticky residue that might encourage bacterial growth.
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