Courtesy of Steve Milyutin, New York
Timneh African grey Kikki chews on the destroy toy attached to the side of her cage.
Destroy Toy: (noun) Pet bird toys created for the sole purpose of being destroyed by pet bird beaks. Destroy toys provide pet birds with mental stimulation and physical activity. Pet parrots should have at least one destroy toy in their bird cages at all times. Destroy toys are commonly, but not always, made of wood -- soft or hard depending upon the species for which they are made. Destroy toys dangle or attach to the side of a cage or they come as a foot toy. Smaller parrots, such as budgies, cockatiels and lovebirds, like destroy toys made of softer material, such as soft wood, wicker or paper. Medium and larger parrots like destroy toys made of hard wood, paper or acrylic.