One of our most popular bird toys!
This Tyre Shredder by Woven Wonders is full of irresistible crunch and exciting textures for your bird to enjoy chewing on, pulling apart and unravelling.
Made from intricately folded palm leaves and there's even a little woven star hiding in the centre and knotted palm leaf strands hanging from the bottom.
Play ideas for the Woven Wonders Tyre Shredder
- Simply as a shredding toy
- Foraging toy: Stuff small sprigs of millet, seeds and nuts in the many gaps to encourage foraging behaviour
- Preening toy: Parrots can safely pull, pick at and pull apart the natural abaca fibres
Suitable for small parrots such as parrotlets, budgies, lovebirds, cockatiels, conures and other similar sized birds. This toy is suitable for all types of cages.
Why do birds need shredding toys?
Shredding is a natural activity for parrots and are critical to their psychological well being. Being natural foragers, shredding foliage away from food is part of their natural feeding behavior. You might have seen your own birds shredding their perches, newspapers at the bottom of the cage or even your important documents!
By providing shredding toys, you will provide your bird with opportunities for natural activities similar to those that would occur in the wild. You will have happier birds who are interested in exploring and shredding their toys than screaming and developing other behavioral problems.
Why do birds need foraging toys?
Foraging is a behavioral need for parrots. Wild parrots spend up to 70% of their day searching for food. After finding food, they have to crack and peel open their food which takes most of their day and keeps them occupied. Also, it has been found that parrots prefer to perform some sort of work for food even when "free" food is available.
By providing foraging toys, you will provide your bird with a purpose, a mental challenge, increased opportunities for exercise, play time and a reward for their effort!
Fair trade and eco-friendly bird toys
This toy is handmade by artisans in the Philippines through a certified fair trade cooperative providing gainful employment and support for hundreds of families.
Imported from Europe
This toy is imported from Europe, which means the toy has passed rigorous EU safety standards.
Handmade using 100% bird safe, natural and non-toxic materials
Palm leaf, abaca
The metal hanging clip supplied with the toy is made of bird-safe nickel-plated steel (NO lead/zinc)
When introducing new toys to your bird, monitor your bird with the toy for the first few days until you are sure he is interacting safely with his new toy.
This toy is designed to be destructible, yet durable. Examine the toy on a regular basis and replace it if it becomes excessively damaged.
This toy comes with a metal cage clip. When hanging the toy on the cage bars ensure that the cage clip is fully screwed on to prevent entrapment.