Our Budgie's Favorite Toys | Kabobs, Pinatas, Shredders, Oh My! | Mirrors
Vo-Toys | Avian Select | Activitoys
Budgies need many different kinds of toys! Look for toys with bells, spinning things, anything with mirrors, swings, ladders, and soft wood or paper that they can chew or shred. We have bought nearly every budgie toy in existence. Some toys the birds love and play with incessantly and some they just ignore. I've listed the toys that the budgies really loved and played with constantly. I hope your guys will have as much fun with these bird toys as our budgies did! Don't just give your keets the tiny bird toys made specifically for budgies - some of the bird toys made for larger parrots can be just as fun for budgies! Just make sure they're safe - ie: don't have parts that budgies could get their heads stuck in, but a bigger bird couldn't.
Also, remember, parrots love to chew and need to chew to keep their beaks healthy! They need toys that they can shred and chew on and destroy! We've heard horror stories of poor little budgies who spent their days without toys to play with because "they just destroyed them"! Well, yes, they should! That's what they do! A budgie without different toys to play and engage their intelligent mind with will quickly become bored and may turn to destructive behavior like destroying furniture or feather plucking.
Budgie Toy Safety Tips:
Make sure to trim any frays or strings from toys so that budgies don't get their toes caught in them. Make sure no strings or anything a budgie could get their head caught in is hanging down from the top of the cage.
If you have a happy hut, inspect the inside frequently to be sure the bird is not chewing/injesting the fur on the inside. This could cause crop impaction.
Our Budgie's Favorite Toys
Here are our budgie's' favorite toys.
Vo-Toys Birdie Flower with Two Seed Cups and Perch Bird Toy Assorted Colors
This is Skye's FAVORITE TOY, EVER! She is always sitting on it, spinning the flower and throwing the buckets for me to fetch. She also likes to grab the buckets and run them across the bars of her cage like she's in jail. It makes a nice big ringing sound.
Vo-Toys Tri Level Perch with Seed Cups Bird Toy Assorted Colors
You put colorful buckets on a toy and Skye is there! She absolutely cannot stand for the buckets to be in this toy and not on the ground where they should be. If you go and put the buckets back, she will immediately run over and throw them all to the ground. Sweet Pea, our Rosy Bourke parakeet, likes to sit her butt on the buckets and daintily poo, as if they were little toilets. (!)
Vo-Toys Round Perch with Six Mirrors Bird Toy
All the bubs fight over who gets to sit on this thing.
Perch Budgie toy for budgies and small birds
I birdsat a parakeet off of craigslist once, Zacharista, who liked to peck the hell out of this thing. Too funny!
Vo-Toys Pear Shape Seed Cup with Mirror and Perch Bird Toy
Great foraging toy. Place several different types of seed cup toys around the cage and put treats in them before it's time for the birds to go back in their cages. Makes putting the birds away easy!
Vo-Toys Roly Poly with Bells and Beads Budgie Bird Toy
My budgie, Skye, enjoys beating this up. She gets all into it, flapping her wings & displaying. Not sure if she loves it or hates it. Regardless, she pays it a great deal of attention.
Vo-Toys Flower Mirror with Beads Cup and Perch Bird Toy
I like to have several of these types of toys all around the cage to hide treats in before it's time to go back into the cages. The budgies are then excited to go back into their cage to forage around to each perch cup and see what's there. No more chasing everyone around the room for an hour because they don't want to go back in.
Avian Select is another great brand of budgie toys. Our guys love their mirror toys - especially the mirror-bottom bathtubs.
Avian Select Polly Pals Two-In-One Swing with Star Mirror and Bell Bird Toy
Cloude and Dandelion have claimed this one. They sleep on it every night and the other guys are very jealous. Cloude also likes to sit on the perch below the swing and wear the bell as a hat.
Avian Select Springtime Garden Mirror Sunflower Bird Toy
I put one of these at the end of each perch. The budgies love to beak-peck & burble at the hottie in the mirror.
Avian Select Polly Pals Bird Bath with mirrored bottom
All the best bathtubs have mirrors at the bottom. My guys fight over this one. Get several! You can also use these as little food troughs. Yay!
Avian Select 12 Step Wooden Bird Cage Ladder for birds
They all love ladders. Climbing them right-side-up and upside down, hiding under them, chewing on them. Fun! Good for inside and outside the cage.
Avian Select Macrame Bird Cage Ladder
These make fun perches strung inside a cage in the corner.
Galileo chillin on the macrame ladder/bridge.
Avian Select Polly Pals Mirrored Perch with Treat Cup
Another great perch mirror to hide foraging fun in. Makes putting the guys back in the cage easier if there are things they're excited to check out.
Silver Portable Apple Macbook Air Mini Cosmetic Make-Up Compact Mirror
Flip and Peek Fun Phone with mirror
My favorite youtube budgie, Mango, loves his laptop mirror toy and cellphone mirror toy.
Activitoys make alot of great "activity-oriented" bird toys. These toys get your little guys brains churning - often to figure out how to get some treat (foraging toys) or they have nice bells that are fun to wear as hats or make your squawks loud & echoey.
Activitoys Hall of Mirrors Toy for Birds
Too much wonderfulness to be believed - 3 hottie budgies all staring right at you - holy wow! My guys can't get enough of this one.
Kabobs, Pinatas, Shredders, Oh My!
Pictured: Skye budgie & her kabob! Anything a budge can chew or rip to shreds or otherwise destroy (kabobs, pinatas, shredding weaving ribbons, etc).
Eucalyptus leaf tiki hut nest for budgie chewing/shredding
My guys tear this thing up so that it is just a hut-outline made of sticks. Good times!
Tiki Hut - After Budgies:
Galileo destroys his tiki hut:
Bears and Blocks Budgie Toy
Balsa wood blocks are best for chewing.
Pink Parrot Sisal Rope Ticklers for Budgies and Other Small Birds
The guys like shredding this.
Super Bird Creations Mini Munch Balls 6 PK Bird Toy or Toy Part
They tear these things up so they just look like a twig spider.
Planet Pleasures Shredders Bird Toy
I weave these through all the cage bars - it's pretty and they get to chew stuff where ever they are.
Planet Pleasures Parrot Pinata Bird Toy for budgies
Huge fun & cute - hide surprise treats or millet inside. This is also a great way to get birds to go after toys and not be so scared of them at first - put some millet on it! Our lineolated parakeet, Grover, has no time for toys. He prefers playing tricks on the other birds, like hanging upside down and grabbing the side of a food bowl another bird is sitting on to eat and flipping it over. I caught him chewing up the pinata toy the other day. Grover! Playing with a toy! I recommend this one!
Bird Kabob, Small Chewable Bird Toy for Parrots
Nothing better than some soft balsa wood to chew up! (Well maybe wet carrot sticks with the carrot tops still attached!)
Kozy Keet Bird Kabob Chewable Bird Toy for Budgies
I don't recommend giving this to a female budgie - as it can make them all breedy & hormonal. (Female budgies make nests in tree cavities.)
Our guys go nuts for anything with a mirror. & yes, they'll still play with the other birds & with you, even if they have a mirror-buddy.
Lattice Balls, Mirrored Lantern with Bell, Budgie Rings bird toys
My guys love toys that make noise - not vacuum-cleaner type noise, but jingle jangles, obv. The skinnier budgies like to weave themselves in and out of the budgie rings like little acrobats.
Mirror Bird Toy for Parrots
Mirrors Mirrors Mirrors, you can't have enough mirrors. (Little mirrors, that is - budgies can fly into a big mirror & break their necks. Not sure why they don't try to avoid the budgie coming RIGHT AT THEM.)
Mirror Mate Recordable Training Mirror and Feed Cup Combo
Henry's favorite thing ever. Record some words and teach your guys to talk - it is motion-activated. When a bird gets on the perch, the recording is played. Again, again, again-again! It can get annoying.
BirdyBooty custom bird toys
Rowan at BirdyBooty.com makes the best bird toys ever.
You tell her all about your guys - what they like & don't like & she makes toys just for them.
It's just like Christmas when the box arrives - everything is packaged so beautifully. It's so much fun opening up each of the little toys to see what you've got.
Even birds that hate toys will go crazy for these.
These toys have magic in them.
The fabulous spatula bridge that my guys are all over in the piccie to the right is a BirdyBooty masterpiece!