Super easy Rice Cake


Jul 12, 2015
Super easy Rice Cake Foraging Idea
Here is the world’s simplest foraging toy. Both simple for humans to make, and simple for birds to use, but it is very popular with my parrots. All you do is take a rice cake, poke a hole in it, and thread it with a piece of ribbon or Paulie Rope. Hang in cage, and….et viola! For Pepper, my female eclectus, I hang it somewhere difficult for her to get to, to encourage her to exercise. For Ollie, my male, I put it somewhere more accessible, because he will give up. I don’t know if Pepper actually eats any of it, but boy does she like crunching it. I use brown rice cakes with no added preservatives or salt. I often give the birds one of these in addition to other foraging toys as a little shredding bonus.

Here’s what it should look like ready to hang in the cage or playstand

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Jul 18, 2015
New Jersey
Dexter, SI Eclectus
Brilliant idea! I'm going to do this for my Dexter. He loves to climb all over the top half of his cage, but rarely climbs down near the bottom, even though I have rope perches and ladders that go down there. I'm going to hang a rice cake treat a bit below his normal climbing zone to see if he'll go for it.


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May 9, 2014
Clearwater Florida but grew up in Wisconsin
Doolie,Yellow nape amazon(r.i.p.03/10/15)
Sissy,severe macaw(rescued on 03-16-15) chirpy,sparrow(beak less) jack,Jill,chase,fiona,finch, and tiger,sulfer crested(rescued 04/15/20
I'm so going to try this...sissy loves crunching up stuff and making a

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