Introducing Baxter to Foraging


New member
May 5, 2015
Baxter - Illiger's Macaw (hatch date 5.1.15);

Taylor - Black capped Conure (RIP 3.14.15 - miss you every day little "Girlie")
Hi Everyone!

I'm just starting to introduce Baxter to foraging. I've been putting his favorite treats in some of his toys. He seems to be finding some of them.

Wondering how you all introduced your fids to foraging. What are some of your best "Foraging 101" tips/toys?

Thanks and Happy Friday!


New member
Feb 24, 2015
Shamrock Macaw
I have a welded pillar toy that I stuff with paper all the time, I wrapped some nuts in the paper and shove them into the toy. It also makes my girl check what she shredding instead of just tossing it to the floor..after all it might have a goodie in it!! There's tons of great foraging devices. Birdman666 has mentioned several time of reusing soda boxes for foraging bins too.

I personally construct stuff that I think looks like fun to tear apart. When my girl didn't understand what to do I grabbed the toy and turned my back..kind of hiding it from her and played and giggled..WITHOUT HER! You would have thought the world was coming to an end. She quickly joined in the fun and is now a foraging machine.

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