July 22, 2012 § Leave a Comment
Take a look at the newest addition to our “Best Bird Toys” website! Woo Hoo!
We now offer a “Mini” Rain Forest Forager!
Visit our “Best Bird Toys” site by clicking on this link:
March 25, 2012 § Leave a Comment
We have uploaded more “Toys in action” videos to our Best Bird Toys blog site!
Just follow this link to take a peek at our Yam and Butternut Squash Fiddle-Diddles!™ in motion:
March 23, 2012 § Leave a Comment
March 18, 2012 § Leave a Comment
Our Cholla Chew™ is one of our Arizona Collection™ items featuring the great Cholla Cactus spine. The spine is considered a hardwood, difficult to chew, but fun to try to gnaw nonetheless!
These are actually from the Arizona Desert, pressure-washed and then naturally sun-dried, not kiln-dried or pressure-treated which makes wood too dry and brittle and causes it to splinter off and become dangerous for your bird in case of swallowing. Naturally dried woods don’t splinter, they “chunk” off, or just disintegrate and then are more easily digested if a bird accidentally ingests it. All of the wood you buy at the lumber yard, as well as the wood you find on most bird toys, has been either kiln-dried or pressure-treated, or both, it has not been allowed to dry naturally. This causes great concern in the splintering off and getting swallowed and stuck in our birds’ digestive tracts. It has been recorded to even cause death. This is a lot less likely to occur with woods that have been allowed to dry naturally because they do not splinter, they retain their natural oils that tend to bind the wood’s cells together in such a way that keeps them from splintering.
Info on Pressure-treated wood. Info on alternatives to Pressure-treated wood that I STILL WOULD NOT USE. So be on the lookout if someone recommends these alternatives to you.
This article explains how the “brashness” of a particular wood indicates whether it will splinter, or not. Usually it is the lighter-colored woods that splinter the most.
And you know what’s really great about these enrichment toys? They are naturally safe! Because all of the items used in the making of these toys are natural, they are not colored, processed, dyed, chemically treated or kiln-dried in any way you can rest assured they are as safe as any toy can possibly be! All of the natural items are pressure-washed and then allowed to dry naturally in the sun. The Loofah comes to us already cleaned, and then we clean it again by gently washing it in clear, warm water without detergents but using grapefruit seed extract (GSE), and then we gently air dry it to prevent mold and mildew.
You can order this toy by visiting our toy shoppe at: www.TheBestBirdToys.com
March 18, 2012 § Leave a Comment
Understanding how difficult it is to conceive what our toys would be like in your bird’s environment, we decided to put a couple of them on video and present them to you here!
So hopefully you will see just how much your bird will enjoy these forage-able, edible, shreddable, rip-able, absolutely, totally more-than-fun toys!
Here we have the full image of the O.C.D. Ball™~
You can’t see, but hidden under, and in between all of the Kraft shred and seagrass are chunks and tidbits of cinnamon-coated organic mango! Yummmy!
The next video is just to show you how our Rain Forest Forager™ looks in motion. This is a video of our medium-sized forager…can you just imagine what your feathered friend could do with this shredding enrichment toy???
We have found this particular enrichment toy to be our own flock’s personal favorite because it lasts and lasts and they can chew and rip the coconut husks until their little heart’s are content!
You can view all of our toys and find out how to order them at: www.TheBestBirdToys.com!
November 20, 2011 § 3 Comments
Remember our BirD-elicious!(TM) toy line, the “Rain Forest Forager’s (TM)”? They were rough, they were tough, made of natural and organic material and fibers. The hardware was only stainless steel to make sure your birds never came in contact with any heavy metal to prevent “heavy metal poisoning”. Our long-lasting foraging toys were unique to our company and were definitely one-of-a-kind and we couldn’t keep them in stock!
In addition we produced a line of edible foraging toys from “The Beakery(TM)” that also provided hours of foraging fun. These edible toys were made of organic foodstuffs and were truly unique and one-of-a-kind. Some toy-makers are attempting to replicate these toys today!
I wish I could present photos to you, but for obvious trade secret reasons, and the fact we are not currently in production, I cannot do so…I hope that many of you who remember our toys will vote, or comment, so that others who did not experience our toys will receive confidence through your comments and opinions…
Well, we are seriously thinking of bringing all of these natural, organic toys back to market for your birds to enjoy! Obviously our end desire is to bring all of our foods back to market, but we need to fund our capital in order to accomplish that goal. Beginning with the toys would provide a foundation for that end goal.
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