Bird toy too small for Rosella

I ordered a Prevue Pet 60403 Birdie Decor Bird Toy – Brass Chandelier bird toy for my Eastern Rosella because he loves bells. But I threw this toy out the minute I got it because it’s made with unsafe type bells–the clapper is not all one solid piece but has a place that a bird’s curious tongue could get caught in it. 

I find this is a problem with many, if not most, bells made for smaller birds.

Dear Patricia

I am sorry the bird toy was not satisfactory for your bird. This is one of our most popular parakeet or cockatiel toys.

It is not really a Rosella toy (a Rosella is 4-5 times as large as a parakeet). For the little keets, they are really not affected adversely by the inexpensive small bird toys that may contain bells attached as you described and can safely play with this toy for a long time.

All bell clappers must have a slit to attach to the bell. On pricier toys, or stainless steel toys, they are often spot welded and the toy cost reflects this time consuming job.

You are not likely to ever find a welded clapper on a toy under $5, usually more.

Even on many expensive toys they may have an unwelded clapper.

Yes, I know many birds like to explore the clappers on bells. If your bird is more likely to dive right into the bell for the clappers then you would be best to invest in toys that are priced to include this extra step or get toys without bells at all.

Thank you for your review.

Catherine Tobsing

Mitch Rezman

He's handled a 1000 birds of numerous species when they visited monthly birdie brunches in the old Portage Park (Chicago, IL) facility. The one with the parrot playground.Mitch has written and published more than 1100 articles on captive bird care.He's met with the majority of  CEO's and business owners for most brands in the pet bird space and does so on a regular basis.He also constantly interacts with avian veterinarians and influencers globally.

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