Homemade toss toys are an easy way to give your parrot some fun. If you have a bird you know they are such busy bodies and need lots of activities. Over a couple of months I collect caps off of our drink containers. Once I get a jar full it’s time to make some toss toys. Here’s how simple they are to make and even better they can be stored in the freezer!
All you need are plastic drink caps, a couple tablespoons of water and a seed bar (one that is soft so it can be shaped). I usually use Nutri-meals because it shapes easily, there are different flavors, and I know my cockatoo likes them.
You can buy them here: Nutri-meals bar 🐦
Start by breaking the seed bar up into cubes that fill the cap. Adding just a few drops of the water will help make the bar softer and more moldable.
Press the seeds into the caps and allow it to dry (couple hours). After that place them in a freezer bag and store in your freezer for quick treat!
I’m taking a picture and she is already reaching for it! So they must be good 😉
Success! She can work the seeds out of the cap. It gives her an activity and a little treat at the same time. 🍬
***Of course you have to know how your parrot plays and to watch them. Sunny carries the cap around but doesn’t break it up or eat the plastic. She is on a pellet diet and seeds are far more exciting then plastic.
If you have a parrot I hope this toss toy works for you, I’m always trying to find some quick things to add a little fun into her day. 🙂