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Best Toys for Parakeets – Bird Toys for Parakeet Reviews

In this review we will take a look at a selection of the best toys for parakeets that are currently available to purchase. Although the types of toys vary greatly, they all work to keep your pet bird engaged and entertained, thus meaning they are less likely to peck away at and damage their surroundings. Below is a list of some of our favorites.

The Best Toys For Parakeets: Our Top Picks

stainless steel bell toy for parrots

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    Robust design
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    No mess
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    Highly entertaining

Rated by: Amber

kaytee avian forage n play ladder

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    Good for exploring
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    Bright colors
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    Easy to attach

Rated by: Amber

JUSNEY BIRD PERCH PARROT TOY

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    Natural materials
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    Holds in place
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    Highly entertaining

Rated by: Amber

1. Jusney Bird Perch Parrot Toy

Quick Summary

Rated by: Amber

This toy is perfect for entertaining parakeets both big and small. However, because of its long length of around 94 inches it is probably best to let your pet play with it outside of the cage.

With the metal clip that is at the top, the Jusney can be easily clipped onto most surfaces, including bird cages.

The toy itself is made from the natural materials, wood and hemp. The wood is brightly colored using edible pigments, which makes it safe for your feathered friends to peck away at. 

The colored cord that hangs from the wood is of different length and shapes, bringing a further intriguing dimension for any parakeet to enjoy.

The Jusney is the ideal toy for being played with, climbed on, and swung on, so acts as a great all-in-one product for any type of bird.

PROS

  • Made from natural materials and is non harmful
  • Strongly holds into place
  • Keeps birds well entertained

CONS

  • The quality is lacking
  • Possibly unsafe for smaller birds

2. Stainless Steel Bell Toy For Parrots

Quick Summary

Rated by: Amber

This metal toy has been specially designed to entertain parrots and is available in two different sizes, 7.7 inch or 8.5 inch. For smaller parakeets the 7.7 inch toy is recommended, whereas for larger ones, the 8.5 inch toy is preferable.

Because this toy is made out of stainless steel, it is highly robust, sturdy, and most of all, safe.

It has a bell on the bottom, with steel links up to a clip at the top, which allows it to be attached to your bird cage. 

Its simple design makes this toy particularly easy to clean.

The ringing and dinging sounds that are produced by this toy are ones that parakeets love, but at the same time the noise is quiet and subtle enough so that it does not disturb you. It will keep your parakeet well entertained as pecking it, knocking it, or kicking it all produce different types of sounds.

PROS

  • Robust design means damage or breakage is unlikely
  • Produces no mess
  • Good form of entertainment

CONS

  • Some owners may find the noise it produces annoying

3. GU Angqi Perch Parrot Toy

Quick Summary

Rated by: Amber

A long bendable wire of highly colorful beads, this toy is ideally suited to parakeets, especially those that are larger.

The toy allows them to climb and play, in order to keep your feathered friend well entertained. The beads are made from wood and the clips at each end are metal.

With these they toy can be easily attached to a bird cage and thanks to its ability to be bent into place it can fit it any size or shape of bird cage. The beaded toy measures approximately 39 inch long.

PROS

  • Easy to bend so fits in any size or shape bird cage
  • Can be easily attached
  • Keeps any bird well entertained

CONS

  • Smaller birds might struggle gripping the beads
  • Some birds may peck at and break the beads

4. Kaytee Avian Forage N Play Ladder

Quick Summary

Rated by: Amber

This is the ideal toy to be used inside of a bird cage and acts as a great way to challenge your parakeet’s sense of balance, thanks to the ladder that is made from a robust wood. The bright colors and complex design of the Kaytee will ensure that any bird is kept well entertained.

 The articulated ladder is made up of three sections and each rung is adorned with a brightly colored ball with tassels. 

The quick link system to attach it makes it easily compatible with most bird cages. The length is 15 inches and the width is 3.5 inch.

PROS

  • Allows any bird to explore and investigate
  • Bright colors and moving parts keeps your parakeet well entertained
  • Easy to attach to any bird cage

CONS

  • Poor build quality

5. Anna Eye Pet Bird Hammock Swing

Quick Summary

Rated by: Amber

Rather than just one single toy, with the Anne Eye Pet Bird Hammock Swing, you get two wood swings along with a metal pendant that is adorned with four different, and brightly colored charms.

The bright colors will be sure to attract your parakeet’s attention and keep it well entertained.

The toy has been made without the use of any harmful materials or chemicals. The dyes used on the toy are completely edible so there is no need to worry if your parakeet starts to peck away at it.

PROS

  • Secures to most bird cages well
  • Provides lots of entertainment
  • Made from non harmful substances

CONS

  • Swing can be uneven

6. KINTOR Big Rope Swing Bird Toy

Quick Summary

Rated by: Amber

This toy by KINTOR is essentially a long twisted rope with a small bell at the bottom. It measures a total length of 97 inches and the rope is made of pure cotton, making it ideal for use both outside and inside a bird cage.

The cotton is soft and has been brightly colored using a completely non toxic dye that is used in food, making it safe for your parakeet to peck away at. The rope swing toy can be easily coiled or uncoiled, depending on the size of the bird cage that it is used in.

The small bell attached to the bottom of the rope will keep any bird well entertained. Despite of this, the noise that it produces is fairly quiet as to not annoy you as your pet parakeet constantly rings it.

This is the perfect toy for those birds that love to climb and explore.

PROS

  •  Easy to coil and uncoil
  • Can be attached to most types of bird cage
  • Good quality and non toxic

CONS

  • Could be damaged by larger birds

FAQ - A Buyer’s Guide

Having listed and looked at some of the best parakeet toys that are currently available on the market, we will now provide some helpful guidance by answering some of the most asked questions when it comes to these sorts of products, and how to ensure that your pet bird(s), including parakeets are well entertained and mentally stimulated at all times.

What Kind Of Toys Do Parakeets Like To Play With?

The favorite toy of most parakeets is one that they can climb on. For climbing on, a hollow, round plastic ball is the ideal toy. Other types of climbing toys include round shapes made of either wood or rope that a bird can easily perch on.

Some of the toys that we looked at that are ideal for climbing on include the Kaytee Avian Forage N Play Ladder and the KINTOR Big Rope Swing Bird Toy.

How Do You Entertain A Parakeet?

There are numerous effective ways that any parakeet owner can entertain their feathered friend. The best way is to get another bird and introduce it into the cage with them. All parakeets enjoy the company of other parakeets and so would welcome a friend.

Playing the radio, or any other form of music is also another great form of entertainment for your parakeet. Lots of different and engaging toys are the ideal way to keep any bird entertained. Failing all of that, simply place your parakeet's cage next to a window so that they can look out of it at everything.

Do Parakeets Like Bells?

Like most other domestic pets, parakeets are fond of playing with toys. One of their favorite types of toy is a bell. They enjoy putting themselves right underneath the bell so that they can clearly hear its echo when it rings.

If you have a male parakeet, then they actually prefer mirrors rather than bells. Both sexes also enjoy chewing and pecking at soft materials such as softwoods and cardboard.

The Best Toy For Parakeets Of All

Now that we have looked at some of the best parakeet toys that are currently available on the market, we have come to the conclusion that the Stainless Steel Bell Toy For Parrots is the best one out there and will keep your feathered friend entertained for hours.

What we particularly liked about this toy is that is provides a good form of entertainment without creating any mess. Because of its robust stainless steel design, it will basically last forever as well, compared to wooden toys, which can become damaged and broken over time.

However, like most things to do with your pets, you will have an idea of what kind of toy your parakeet will enjoy playing with, so it is important to have this in mind when deciding on the perfect one to purchase for your bird.