Foraging for parrots

Parrots in the wild spend the majority of their day foraging for food - they don't just get presented it in a bowl. Without this challenge, captive parrots can be less stimulated, and a lack of stimulation can result in some unwanted behaviours. One of the ways to reduce this risk is to create foraging opportunities for your bird, which mimics some of the efforts they go to in the wild to source their food.

This leaflet from the Association of Avian Veterinarians suggests some safe and effective ways to create foraging opportunities for your birds - they can be commercially available toys (like below), or as simple as a toilet roll tube stuffed with paper.

Harrison's Bird Foods can be incorporated in many of the suggested techniques, whether it is their main diet, or one of the treats.