How To Make Your Parrot Toys Even More Fun For Your Bird

Taking A Knife To Your Bird Toys

 March 12th, 2009
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84 Comments on “Taking A Knife To Your Bird Toys”

Jamieleigh  08/12/2009 8:47 am

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akram  09/15/2009 4:50 pm

hello is it possible to train two 2 year old cockateils?

thank you

Allie  10/06/2009 12:10 am

Haha Tico knew it was there. And is it possible to trick train a two year old parakeet

I already started touch training and it works great. But my parakeet will not learn tricks!

Sebastian Reuss Ziegler  10/21/2009 3:56 pm

I’d like toy’s to people who have Budgies 🙂 Like you’r Maximus ( Did I spell it right? ) because my bird has this habit. He flies down onto my keyboard or my hand. And just sit’s there biting me whenever I use my hand! If I then put him onto his cage. He just flies directly down there again and start’s over! I dont know what to do, I wonder if it’s because I’m a bad owner?

Lena  11/20/2009 11:59 am

Great idea

Anna  11/23/2009 11:01 pm

Haha very funny 🙂
my african gray hates the spray its like a punishment for him ..
this bird is absolutely beautiful!

June  12/13/2009 1:32 am

This is an excellent toy, my Too needs something like this so…So where can one buy a toy like this??

s.santhosh  01/25/2010 11:29 am

Ha i cheat

i am s.santhosh i am also a member of your free course i have a pair parrot cocktail if i enter my hands inside the cage itself it starts flapping it’s wing , scares and hides away in the edge of the cage . can you make a solve for this problem will you send it in my next mail.(

Chet  01/26/2010 12:22 pm

That’s what we do here. If your bird is only marginally bad, I’d recommend our regular course at But if you think they have some serious fear or anger issues, I’d recommend our Seminar DVD series

kris  02/05/2010 3:06 am

i love your bird tips. i have a problem how ever,i have no credit card and i live in Australia.i want your books, toys and DVD`s.have you got an Australian contact? thanks for tips.

Lindalee  02/06/2010 11:56 pm

Thank you so much for the link to your, YOUTUBE. All the videos that I have not been able to open
Including this one are on it.

Mike Blackledge  03/11/2010 9:17 pm

Thanks Chet, for the great idea, and the videos, i got good ideas from them, Mike

Christine J. Bird  03/25/2010 9:14 pm

Chet, It is very frustrating that all of your videos don’t come in well on my computer, they continuously pause every few seconds so I don’t usually end up watching the whole v ideo !

gloria  03/30/2010 2:26 pm

hi, will a half moon conure parrot get along with cockatie?

janet blenkinsop  03/31/2010 11:15 am

Hi Chat
Please can you tell me when you will becoming to Western Australia to perform and demonstrate the wonderful training techniques you have with birds. If you need a volunteer for your acts, i am sure my new parrot ” Eco” would be happy to assist. I have been buying him baby toys, but the best toy he likes is a cheap fluffy little ball which i throw and he brings it back to me. Poor little thing he carn’t run fast enough for it. It is good exercise for him before he goes to bed.
We play ball every night for 10 minutes. I will have to think of something else soon.
Do you respond vie my email address, if not where.

janet blenkinsop  03/31/2010 11:26 am

Sorry chet, i spelled your name wrong on my last comment, its late and i can stop reading all the wonderfull ideas you and your fans submit.

Alex  04/05/2010 10:47 pm

Thanks for the great tip!

Jo Lee  06/21/2010 6:05 pm

Thanks for that tip. I will try it with my conure, he is bored but yells if I hang a toy up in his cage and just attacks it.

Pam Pflughoeft  07/02/2010 11:58 pm

This sounds like a great idea, but if I kept this toy in my B/G’s cage any longer than an hour, he would have the entire thing disassembled. His bird brain goes into a frenzy.

BUT, the idea is great!

Megan  07/05/2010 5:34 pm

Where do you get these kind of birds?!?!?!?!

Name (required)bry  08/10/2010 4:11 pm

where is the video?

Pedro Del Valle  09/19/2010 11:59 pm

Hi Chet. I’ve recently inherited a yellow naped amazon named Pancho. He is 21 yrs old and has spent much of his life in his cage. I ordered the parrot training kit and it has worked amazingly! But… in target training him, he seems to attack the wooden perch. I try to avoid him biting it, but in order for him to step up, I have to get it close to him. He still won’t step up without me having to force (entice) him to with another wooden perch. We’ve been working on this for about a week now… How can I get him to step up onto my hand and lose the fear?

Judi  09/28/2010 9:51 pm

Fantastic and Creative idea!

MY Cockatiel will love this, regardless its size.

HIS Sengal will destroy it (with fury) ….then go for MY juggler.

Sold! I’ll take two of them!

SHARON  10/05/2010 6:53 am


Ann Lavin  10/07/2010 3:04 pm

Cant get the video to play.

Phyllis Roberson 11/05/2010  11/05/2010 10:06 am

My 6 year old Quaker, Buddy stays entertained from dawn to dark building with shish kebab sticks
(points removed). Builds platforms into the sides of his cage, Once finished, climbs
outside pulls them out and starts rebuilding. Got the idea when I read a Quaker
is the only parrot that builds with sticks. He is so smart, has the mentality and
vocabulary of a 3 or 4 year old. Sometime it is shocking as to his intelligence.

Kathy  11/21/2010 10:52 am

We found an african grey parrot almost dead in the park. After 10 days at the vet we now have him home and think he is about 30 years old. How do I get him to stop biting? How do I get him to let us touch him without using a glove> He isn’t aftraid of the glove and will step up the minute he sees it, but will bite our hands when he sees them. I can touch his beek, but he won’t allow us to touch him anywhere else. What do we do? He is a very loving happy talkative bird and loves to play the whistling game with use. He doesn’t seem to know how to play with toys. I’ll try the hide and seek game with him and see if that works.

aubrey  12/19/2010 5:38 pm

dont worry i dont have a makah RIGHT now like on 2 – 27 – 2011! okay?!

Connie F.  02/20/2011 6:59 pm

Interesting Chet. Especially after the email message on bird toys. Which brings me to this vid, I just seen through here on making bird toys (would love to order toys from you,,,,but just don t have funds to do that as much as would LOVE too)
I’m wondering about the safety of like the straws, and plastic water bottles

varun  04/25/2011 8:28 am

nice video on golden macaw i like this clip<<<<<<<

John smith  07/10/2012 10:53 pm

Well thank you Chet for all the free videos they were vary helpful and saved my parrots life

Julius  02/09/2015 7:10 pm

Hi, i have a sulphur crested cockatoo which i bought a few days ago. Its scared of me. its doesn’t wanna play and not active. How can i help to avoid these problems. thanks.

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Jacqueline e Jennings  08/27/2015 8:39 pm

Hi Chet. The link does not open to your video on taking a knife to your bird toys… Is there another link that can be used