Anyone who has had the pleasure of spending time with a lovebird knows that they really enjoy their toys. Lovebirds aren’t typically picky about the types of toys they play with.
But how is one to know which lovebird toys should be avoided and which are worth the investment? Luckily, we’ve got you covered. After lots of testing, prodding and comparing, we have created this guide to offer up reviews of what we think are the top ten lovebird toys on the market.
We took careful notice of important considerations such as the quality, price, engagement factor, and longevity of these toys so you know exactly what to expect when bringing any one of these toys home to your cherished lovebird. The following reviews will tell you everything you need to know to make an educated buying decision when all is said and done.
A Quick Comparison of Our Favorites
The 10 Best Toys for Lovebirds – Reviews 2020
1. Super Bird Creations Flying Trapeze Bird Toy – Best Overall
The Super Bird Creations adorable lovebird toy is a perch, trapeze, and swing all in one. It features bright colors, beads, chains, porcupine balls, and a seagrass mat, all of which will keep your lovebird busy for hours so you can more easily focus on your chores or leisure time. The Super Bird Creations Flying Trapeze Bird Toy will give your lovebird an opportunity to explore so they don’t feel so cooped up in their cage.
The trapeze design of this toy helps enhance the lovebird’s balance and coordination while strengthening their muscles so they can live a long and healthy life. Although it features several hanging attachments, this toy is quiet so you won’t hear a lot of clanking while your lovebird plays. Included is a pear-shaped connector that makes it easy to connect to just about any type of cage your beloved bird might live in.
2. Bonka Bird Toys Foraging Star Bird Toy
The Bonka wild-looking contraption is sure to keep any lovebird busy for hours on end. We think this is one of the best toys for lovebirds for the money that can be found on the market. Designed to allow birds to forage throughout the day, the Bonka Bird Toys Foraging Star Bird Toy is visually appealing and satisfies the bird’s need to chew on stuff. The toy is durable enough that it can be pulled on and shredded without falling apart, so it’s suitable for even the most aggressive lovebirds.
Sizing in at an impressive 6 by 6 inches, this is made in the United States using materials that are safe for birds. So, you don’t have to worry about your flying baby ingesting any poisonous substances. The only reason this option didn’t make it to number 1 on our list is it’s a bit noisy thanks to the little bell that hangs on the bottom of it.
3. Prevue Pet Coco Hideaway Bird Toy – Premium Choice
The Prevue Pet Coco 100% natural bird toy was designed with longevity in mind. You can expect this thing to keep going strong for many years to come without falling apart or succumbing to wear and tear. Featuring a handmade ladder, your lovebird will enjoy a one-of-a-kind creation that isn’t quite like any others that the company produces.
The coconut shell and sisal rope that makes up the base of this toy is designed to allow for unlimited beak and leg exercise, so your lovebird won’t have an opportunity to get lazy. On the downside, the hard surfaces on this toy can be dangerous to birds when not being supervised – so the toy should only be introduced to the cage when you’ll be in the home while your bird plays.
4. Super Bird Creations Rainbow Bridge Bird Toy
The Super Bird Creations Rainbow Bridge Bird Toy has a lot of fun stuff going on. Featuring brightly colored blocks made of wood, swaying chains and strands of beads, your lovebird will enjoy participating in a variety of different activities while they’re hanging out in their cage. This cool toy can be hung both vertically and horizontally, essentially making it two toys in one which should be hard for your lovebird to get bored of.
This is a toy that’s a bit noisy, but you will have peace of mind in knowing that your bird is having a blast every time you hear the wooden blocks pound together or the plastic chains clang. But beware that if your lovebird is strong and playful, this toy may not last longer than a few months before it will have to be replaced.
5. Pet Magasin Natural Coconut Bird Toys
The Pet Magasin tropical toy set features multiple textures that will help keep your lovebird’s beak busy when you aren’t around to entertain it. The simple design of this toy will complement any décor that’s in your home and won’t overwhelm the look of even compact bird cages. Your lovebird is sure to enjoy bouncing from ball to ball and perching to see better throughout your home during the day.
Natural coconut bird toys by Pet Magasin feature natural beige and brown colors so the set won’t overwhelm your bird’s senses or make them overly excited. But the downside to the simple design of this toy is that your lovebird will likely need another toy or two to keep them thoroughly entertained when they have to spend time alone at home.
6. Super Bird Creations Crinkle Crinkle Little Star Bird Toy
Not only is the Super Bird Creations Crinkle Crinkle Little Star toy super durable, but it’s super adorable and you will love looking at it just as much as your lovebird enjoys playing with it. This is a mentally stimulating toy that is perfect for times when you want to wear your birdy out – say before bed?
The large ball base is filled with crinkly shredding material that will keep your bird busy from morning until night. The only problem is that you may get tired of hearing the crinkly noise when you’re trying to relax at home. Therefore, you should be prepared to take this toy out of the cage at least once in a while.
7. Planet Pleasures Pineapple Foraging Bird Toy
The Planet Pleasures Pineapple toy isn’t very pretty, but it’s small enough to fit in the corner of your bird’s cage and it is interesting enough to keep any small bird’s attention for hours on end. The whole idea of the toy is to offer your bird as much opportunity to forage as they want to. The Planet Pleasures Pineapple Foraging toy features several tiny pockets where you can hide your lovebird’s favorite treats for them to forage.
When you leave for the day, your bird will be able to keep itself entertained and well-fed until your return. But because this cute toy is made of all-natural materials, it likely won’t last as long as some of the other options that are rated higher on our reviews list.
8. JW Pet Swing N’ Perch Bird Toy
If your lovebird tends to appreciate the simpler things in life, it is sure to love this JW Pet Swing N’ Perch bird toy. This is simply a round swing that can be hung from the top of your birdcage so your lovebird can perch and swing when they feel like it. There are no bells and whistles to see here, but there is a solid build and durable design to rely on. The thick rope swing is perfectly safe for birds, but it may start looking worn after just a couple weeks of use if your bird uses it every day.
9. JW Pet Activitoy Birdie Bowling Toy
The JW Pet interesting toy has a little something for both you and your pet lovebird. The bird will enjoy checking herself out in the little mirror while trying to move the bowling ball and knock the pins over. Of course, they won’t know that this is actually what they are doing. But you will know what’s going on and you’re sure to enjoy plenty of belly laughs while your bird plays.
Unfortunately, this toy is made of plastic material that your lovebird will likely end up breaking apart over time. Therefore, you will have to keep a close eye on your bird during playtime and inspect the toy for damage on a regular basis.
10. JW Pet Activitoy Birdie Disco Ball Toy
The JW Pet Activitoy Birdie Disco Ball isn’t nearly as exciting as the other options found on our reviews list today. But we’ve added it here for a couple of reasons. First, it’s super budget-friendly so it’s easy to replace when it starts wearing down. Second, it attached to bird cages in seconds so it’s the perfect toy option for traveling with your lovebird.
This interactive toy is shiny and bright to attract your bird’s attention, and it comes with a little bell that jingles whenever your bird interacts with it. But don’t expect it to entertain your bird all day like several of our other choices will.
One of the most important things to consider when buying new toys for your lovebird is their personality. Is your bird particularly playful or does it have a laid-back attitude? Playful birds need durable toys that won’t break down soon after the games begin. More relaxed birds can enjoy toys made of lighter materials.
Another thing to consider is the size and setup of your bird’s cage. If a toy takes up most of the space inside the cage, your lovebird may start to feel cramped and stressed out. So carefully measure your birdcage and make sure you understand the dimensions before making any purchase commitments.
Features to Look For
There are lots of interesting features to choose from when shopping for lovebird toys, which can make the process of shopping a little confusing. Start by making a list of features you want to see in a new toy before you start shopping so nothing that’s important to you ends up getting overlooked. Consider adding some of the following features to your list:
- An included cage attachment that is easy to install
- A design that is made of material that is non-toxic
- A long-lasting build
- A performance guarantee
Not every toy you buy for your lovebird has to check everything off your list. Using the list as a basic guide will help you identify the toys that will best fit your needs, even if the toys you buy are missing a desired feature or two.
Other Things to Think About
To keep your lovebird’s new toys in good shape, you will need to know how to maintain them. So, it’s a good idea to take the time to read all the instructions on the packaging before opening any toys you buy. If no care instructions are printed on the package, visit the manufacturer’s website or call their customer service number for more information.
Before introducing a new toy to your lovebird for the first time, it’s important to inspect the toy for any damage that might be present. If any damage is noticed, don’t give the toy to your bird and instead return it for a replacement or refund.
You should also supervise playtime during the introduction period to make sure that the toy can stand up your bird’s strength and spunkiness. Consider putting the toy in a different place in the cage every day for a week or so to figure out where your bird likes it best.
In conclusion, we think that the overall winner on our list of reviews is the Super Bird Creations Flying Trapeze Bird Toy due to its intricate design and engaging play options. Our pick for runner up is the Planet Pleasures Pineapple Foraging even though it didn’t make it to the top of our list. It has cool, interactive features and a compact design that is easy to implement into any bird setting.
We hope that our reviews make it easier for you to identify high-quality toys for your lovebird. Now that we’ve done the hard work, you can have fun doing the shopping! What’s your favorite lovebird toy? Let us know in the comments section below.
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