Foraging Toys

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Treat Tower

Treat Tower

Made from Natural untreated pine. Lots of grooves to hide food treats. The wholes can be used for healthy branches to chew on.

Foraging 3 piece

Foraging 3 piece

Lots of grooves to stuff treats in with wholes in which foraging branches can be inserted for the fids to chew on.

Haven chewing on a Pine cone

Haven chewing on a Pine cone

Natural pine cones cleaned and dried stuff food, pelits and other food in the cone.

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Cube in Cude

Cube in Cude

Fibs trying to get the solid cube out of the center. They eventually destroy the cube

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What is Creative Foraging?
 

A fully integrated group of feeding devices which when used together makes food foraging a feeding protocol. The system is designed to replace the practice of making food readily accessible.
Conventional feeding practices or feeding from open dishes only encourages laziness, whereas forage feeding requires that the bird exert a considerable effort to procure food.
 
What Are The Individual Foraging Components?
The system is made up of two distinctively different types of devices all are easy to use, economical and work well together.

Increase foraging opportunities by using multiple foraging devices installed in different locations. Position devices so that some are more difficult than others to access and change locations frequently.
These foraging devices may be filled with your choice of food products such as pellets, dried fruit, shelled nuts, sliced vegetables or seeds. The objective is to make the bird work for its food. .
Many people find the treat tower is an easy way to introduce their birds to concept of working for food.


Parrots learn to forage by observing the behavior of their parents and or other members of their flock; this option is obviously not available to our pet birds. Be patient; hide the treat or food just enough so that he can identify the food source.
 

The common denominator in these devices is that the Parrot is always able to visually access the food but must solve different mechanical challenges in order to procure the food.
Many devices have food access openings these openings have polished edges to prevent injury while the bird is removing the food items.


What does Creative Foraging Achieve?
CFS provides your fid with the opportunity to feed naturally by foraging for their food. They will employ similar behaviors and physical activities as birds observed in the wild.
 
Obtaining food entirely by foraging is a revolutionary concept within the pet bird community and offers numerous benefits to both the Parrot and its human companion.
Field trails indicate that Parrots fed from traditional dishes spend between 15 to 27 minutes per day feeding, whereas, birds that have made a complete transition to foraging for their food must dedicate 4 to 6 hours per day to feeding activities.
CFS is the only feeding solution which provides environmental enrichment, continuous stimulation and vast amounts of vigorous physical exercise.
Occupy your pet bird's time with healthy interaction with their environment. Promote searching for and finding food, doing whatever work is necessary to obtain food, using their natural skills to manipulate small items and allow them to become self sufficient foragers.


Your pet must also learn to budget enough time to satisfy its appetite, which will increase as it burns more calories to obtain food. Birds that spend time foraging have less time available to exhibit abnormal behavior i.e. feather picking, excessive screeching, etc.


Food foraging is universally recommended by avian veterinarians and behavioral scientists.
We know that Parrots are extremely intelligent, curious and very athletic, don't get discouraged if it takes your bird some time to learn how to use these devices effectively.

Remember that you are presenting intellectual and physical challenges that your bird was never exposed to while sitting next to a food dish. The goal should be to make a complete transition from open dish feeding to forage for food.

Be absolutely certain that your Parrot is eating its normal daily ration before you completely eliminate food bowls.

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Foraging 3 piece
Foraging 3 piece

Lots of grooves to stuff treats in with wholes in which foraging branches can be inserted for the fids to chew on.

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Haven chewing on a Pine cone
Haven chewing on a Pine cone

Natural pine cones cleaned and dried stuff food, pelits and other food in the cone.

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