Squawk Box is a monthly birdie care package of 4-6 bird treats, toys, and more delivered straight to your door. Because parrots, big and small, need a great amount of stimulation to thrive, Squawk Box will deliver a new selection of toys every month. Every crate is carefully curated to keep our feather friends happy and healthy! The box is available in three sizes : Little Birdie (great for Lovebirds, Parrotlets, Cockatiels, Parakeets, Green Cheek Conure sized), Middle Birdie (great for Quakers, Conures, Senegals, Pionus, Timneh Greys, Caiques, some Mini Macaws & some small cockatoos), and Big Birdie (Macaws, Amazons, Cockatoos, Eclectus, and Congo African Grey sizes). The monthly subscription starts at $24.95 for the Little Birdie to $34.95 for the Big Birdie, with significant discounts for longer subscriptions. Knowing that parrots have a long life ahead of them, and that they will destroy everything around them, the longer subscription is definitely a must.
Also, for each Squawk Box ordered, a percentage goes to parrot rescues. Not only do you provide fun new treats to your own bird, but you help other parrots as well!
This review is for the Little Birdie. My assistant reviewer is Kiwi, a Lovebird. Apologies for any blurry photos, she is a very active bird.
Everything is wrapped in a very cheerful red tissue paper.It looks so nice! Kiwi HATES red, so she stayed away from it. Already, I like what I’m seeing!
Birdie Balls Toy, 2-inch ($2.86 each on amazon). This is a great toy for dexterity and to keep the bird busy outside the cage. Not all birds will enjoy foot toys, but Kiwi does. She LOOOOOVES it. Kiwi attacks it, tosses it around, tries to fly away with it, pushes it all over the floor. Luckily for me, the ball is too big to fit under the couch, so it’s not as easy to loose as a smaller one. There’s a bell inside, which triggers something in that tiny bird brain, making it THE target for destruction. As for me, this is not an annoying bell. And Kiwi likes to push it towards me so I can push it back to her. Easy way to play with your parrot!
Handmade Zygodactyl Foot Stocking! How cute is this! Every December’s box had a cute little parrot foot stocking, so you can hang it and give even more treats to your bird at Christmas! And that’s when you know you are a crazy bird lady…
There is no info card for the items in the box, but there’s this nice info card instead. You have a DIY Parrot Treat (Holiday Cranberry and Popcorn treat that sounds delicious to both you and your parrot!), a Did You Know about the Kea Parrot (a super smart parrot, by the way!) and the Rescue of the Month. For December, part of the money from the sale of each Squawk Box goes to Wing of Love Parrot Rescue Center of the Bluegrass.
Everything else in the box is tightly packed with enough paper wiggles to build a nest! Yes, they are safe for birds!
Balsa Candy Can Bird Toy by Super Bird Creations ($9.00 on amazon). Fun in season toy, this is great for any chewer in your flock! The wood is soft enough for little birds, and it gives them something to do with their beak. It will not prevent them to chew on your furniture, though. Based on Kiwi’s reaction, both bells have to die! This is the kind of toy we always try to keep around as Kiwi goes through them very quickly, but they are the perfect toy to hang in her cage when she has to stay inside her cage for a while.
X-mas Star Bird Toy by Super Bird Creations ($6.99 on amazon). An other great chew toy, but it has no bell. It is a fun and colorful toy. Kiwi usually takes a bit more time to get use to this type of toy (she prefers the balsa wood), but she gets there eventually. I’ll give it 3 days from the moment she decides to destroy it to it’s full destruction.
Snowman X-mas Bird Toy by Paradise. I buy a lot of Paradise products, but I cannot find informations about this specific toy. The Snowman itself is quite thick, so more destructive birds will find pleasure in it. As for Kiwi, she likes the bell and the ropes. It’s a nice toy, and I’m sure she’ll enjoy the company in her day cage, to push it around or to hang from it.
Whole Star Anise by Goldenfeast ($3.39) This is a fragrant treat parrots have to work for if they want the tasty seed inside!!! Star anise has antifungal, antibacterial, and antioxidant proprieties. And then, it leaves a nice aroma after play time! Kiwi is very, very picky when it comes to treats, so this one will take a while before she will taste it. But I’ll leave it with some millet, and she’ll get use to it at some point.
Diced Apple Treats by World’s Best ($4.10) These are sooo good! They are just the right amount of chewiness, and they are cut in a perfect bite size to give as rewards. I’m thinking of adding some to a bowl of cereals (she loves cheerios) so she can try them at the same time.
So, what’s the verdict Kiwi?
Yeah, the bell is the best. But what about the jiggly ball?
Do you like it?
The “less blurry” picture of her playing with the ball. Lots of feathers.
So I took a quick video instead. It’s mesmerizing. (She stopped at the couch because the ball doesn’t fit underneath!)
I was super happy with my first Squawk Box and Kiwi will have a lot of fun destroying everything she has received! She is not the biggest fan of treats, but parrots are stubborn and we need to introduce them to new foods and new toys, no matter how old or young they are. The box also offers a nice selection of toys, and I’m happy to see foot toy, as well as chew toys and a harder-to-destroy toy. The Zygodactile Christmas Sock Bonus was a great addition and I will fill it with birdy goodies for Kiwi!