unburiedpup

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I cleaned and organized Aristotle’s cage today since I had no school, but I was wondering; what kinda of toys should I get for him? After all, his cage is mainly perches. (Also, I am going to buy him a bigger cage, but for now he is still using the cage that his previous owner gave to me.) Please help. TT

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When I go toy shopping, I bring Salty with me (in harness), and let him pick out the toys. At this point I kinda know the types he prefers, so its not really necessary, but it is fun. I suggest that you try a few different types and let Aristotle choose. The ones in tatters on the floor of the cage are the ones to buy, LOL.

Small parrots usually like small scale toys - a toy for a macaw or Amazon, Grey or cockatoo would likely be untouched by a Green Cheek Conure. Small scale toys are not easy to find, most are for budgies, which I think are too flimsy for a conure.

Be aware of toys that have small bells on them, the clappers are easily removed by parrots who are determined. I remove them. Also be aware of toys that include rubber (like those miniature sneakers) or other easily destroyed plastics, there is a chance they will ingest fragments of them. I try to stick with toys made from natural materials when possible. Fortunately, Salty agrees with that!
 
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My conures love cupcake holders and anything they can destroy. They also love cardboard, and thin piece of untreated pine or balsa.
 

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My OWA actually likes cockatiel sized toys (he’d go into our tiel’s cage to play with them) so I still buy a few for his playstand, and I find Amazon has a great selection of toys by Planet Pleasures. They are all chewing/shredding toys that are usually braided & hand made. The Pinapple Forager and Octo pinata in the small sizes would probably be just the right size for a green cheek, and not dominate your cage space.

I also like to buy the Planet Pleasures shredder rope to wrap around playstands or thread through cage bars.
 

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Ona loves sola balls! I highly recommend a boing like this to hang in the middle of the cage:

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The foraging platforms by Hoot and Hollar bird toys are great too.

I get a lot of things from Bonka Birds online. Lots of great options for conures there.
 

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