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Bring On The Bling

See how shiny and colorful toys mesmerize birds of all sizes

By Connie Cho

Ever watch your bird become enthralled with the sparkle of a shiny, new toy, or catch it admiring its reflection in a hanging mirror? Companion birds are fascinated by their surroundings, so provide them a stimulating environment — one that mirrors (no pun intended) their sparkling personalities.

Shiny stain-less steel and acrylic toys, mirrors and bells aren’t exactly rampant in the jungle or arid habits many of our parrots originate from, so why do these items catch birds’ attention? Readers and bird club members reveal the lure birdie bling.

Many birds go for the real bling, bling. Christiana Mac Knight of California has a hyacinth macaw named Arthur with expensive taste. “He’s so attracted to shiny object that whenever anyone holds him I ask them to remove all their jewelry.”

**For the full article, pick up the September 2007 issue of BIRD TALK**

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the first thing my sun conure goes after when i pick her up is my rings!!!!
andrea, hamilton, OH
Posted: 7/25/2007 5:10:11 AM
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