Have any of you discovered the joy of foot toys?
Esso never seemed to like playing on my desk or on the floor - he always seemed to prefer to perch on something. Finally a very knowledgeable friend of mine
suggested foot toys - so that he would have something to make him want to be on a flat surface, and she recommended these:
Esso loves them! I started playing with them while he was still on one of his tree perches, so he would have to lean all the way upside down to pick one out of my hand. he would hold it then toss it and i would get it back and repeat - just like playing with a baby in a highchair -
then i started showing him the toys on my desk and by that point he knew that they were HIS toys, so he hopped down to play, and with some coaxing he will go down to the floor to play with them. they are easy to manipulate with both beak and claws, and really adds a new dimension to their play. The toys also give you a fun way to interact with your keet. Now every night i put all 4 of the toys in his food dish, and he goes and tosses each one of them out before eating or he will carry one back to his favorite perch- they end up all over the cage floor.
I got them on line at PetCo and they are dirt cheap, and i highly recommend them!