Beak Grooming Bird Toys
Hookbills need to have opportunities to naturally groom their beaks on safe yet abrasive or wearing materials found in their environment. A healthy parrot living in a well adapted environment, who is provided a nutritious and well balanced diet as well as an opportunity to naturally groom their beaks on their own, should not require veterinary assisted beak grooming unless a medical predisposition contribute to the excessive growth of the beak, or a beak misalignment is causing an overgrowth.
Rustic Treasures Hand-Crafted and 100% Natural
All toys in the Rustic Treasure line are 100% natural, non-toxic and made by hand using environmentally friendly, sustainable raw materials.
- Toys available in a range of size suitable for all hookbills
- Encourages foraging and preening
- Relieves boredom and feather plucking
- Provides mental and physical stimulation
- Helps relieve anxiety by providing entertainment
- Socially responsibly produced
Social responsibility working toward a better tomorrow
Conservation and social responsibility are important to us. Proudly, toys from the Rustic Treasures line are socially responsibly produced. Partnering with certified Fair Trade cooperatives – that help provide gainful employment for hundreds of families – means we are all doing our part by giving them an opportunity to improve their lives and plan for their future. Fair-trade offers consumers a powerful way to help reduce poverty through their every day shopping.
Rustic Treasures Beak Grooming Toys – Photo Gallery
Many of the materials used in the making of these toys are part of a bird’s natural environment in the wild such as bamboo, oyster shells, abaca and palm leaves and coconut shells creating both stimulating and charming toys for parrots.
For the Health and Well Being of Your Bird
It is important to offer safe, quality toys to your bird as an outlet to encourage natural bird behaviors. The toys offered on this website have been carefully produced to encourage natural instincts to play and forage as well as an opportunity to satisfy a bird’s natural urge to preen and chew.
View HARI Approved Rustic Treasures Beak Grooming Toys for Parrots
Choosing the Right Beak Grooming Toys for Your Parrot
Despite the fact that in the wild hookbills instinctively chew on materials that will naturally groom their beaks, in captivity this act may require mentorship and guidance, as parrots need to learn how to engage in these activities. Desensitization to the materials, colors, textures and the toys themselves is important prior to introducing them into your bird’s environment.
Softer beak grooming materials such as coconut fiber and hand-held Tropican morsels will entice your parrot to gradually develop skills to chew on harder materials. Learn to observe your birds interest in daily beak grooming activities (and the strength of his beak whilst chewing) as this can play a key role in accessing your parrots health and well being and what toys are required.
Design, resistance, size, textures and materials should all be taken into consideration when selecting toys that are species appropriate. Materials such as stones, mineral blocks, coconut shells, oyster shells, volcanic stones, and safe chewing woods that are integrated in the toy design are features that provide superior beak grooming opportunities. Combining foraging opportunities will also encourage natural beak wear. Alternating beak grooming toys will help provide versatility, interest and enrichment in your bird’s lifestyle.
Many toys that encourage beak wear are made of natural raw materials – these types of toys should not be exposed to rain, mist or high humidity in order to prevent bacterial and fungal growth, as these are potentially harmful microorganisms that can be ingested or inhaled while birds are chewing on the toys.
Insurance of quality control made by the manufactures, distributors and avian specialty stores is as important as the responsibility of the caretaker to regularly inspect the toys for safety, wear and hygiene. Toys should be offered in a hygienic environment away from soft foods and water dispensers. The ideal location may be in the parrot’s activity center or play gym.
Although chewing and beak grooming opportunities must be provided, hormones may be triggered by these types of toys, especially if wooden materials are offered in and around the door entrance of the single cage dwelling. Destructible toys are not recommended in the night-cage or close to a tent or hideout the bird perceives as a nesting site for this same reason.
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