Squawk Box Subscription Box Review – January 2017

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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. Meet my assistant reviewer Kiwi aka the Pest!

Everything is wrapped in light yellow tissue paper. It looks so nice! I really enjoy the care they put into wrapping the toys!

There is no information on the content of the box, but you get a nice DIY Parrot Treat (Birdie Banana Bars, which sounds delicious even for the humans in your Parrot’s life, if you don’t add the egg shell to the recipe), a Did You Know about feathers and the Rescue of the Month. For January, part of the money from the sale of each Squawk Box goes to All Parrot Rescue (APR) in Grahan, Washington.

Everything else in the box is tightly packed with enough paper wiggles to build a nest! Yes, they are safe for birds! Kiwi prefers to make her own shredded paper out of my books and other important paper, but she will sometimes pick one of the wiggle and give it to me. And is that a… cupcake???

The Brainy Bird Toy. This is like pre-cut plastic straws and it’s amazing! Perfect for any birds that have an affinity for cables, plastic, shoe lace, cords, etc. Basically, any bird.

Paradise hanging balsa wood toy with bell. Well, it’s a bell hanging from the toy! Kiwi loves this type of toy, especially to let us know it’s time to get out of bed, or time to get out of her cage. The balsa wood is perfect for small bird’s beak and this toy will replace the now destroyed candy cane from December box. I like the straw ball in the middle and the paper strips as it provides some nice contrast to the wood.

Sola Cupcake Shreddable Hanging toy by Parrot Party Bird Toy. This is soooo cute and adorable! The middle part is made out of Sola Plant and feels like styrofoam. Maybe Kiwi will leave the couch alone. Who am I kidding? She will never leave my couch alone. Anyway. There’s a popsicle stick at the bottom and the “cherry” on top is a shreddable mahogany pod slice. As soon as Kiwi gets over the size of this cupcake (Kiwi looks so small beside this toy), this cupcake will be ancient history. I had never heard of Sola Plant used in bird toys, so I’m curious to see how Kiwi will like it! (At the moment of writing this review, she still refused to get within a foot of this cupcake. In a week, it will be her favorite toy. Birb.)

Baked Birdie Munchies – Cranberries and blueberries. It’s smell like good muffins and I’m now tempted to try some of it myself! Kiwi is a very picky bird, but she loooooves her pellets. Because this is quite a dry treat, we’ll crumble some of it to add to her pellets as a way to get her to try it.

Mixed Bell Peppers Treat by World’s Best. This will be added to her millet afternoon treat and also to her night time pellet bowl. She’s already a big fan of chili flakes, so these will be gone in no time! (Parrots are totally fine with capsaicin, it’s like candy to them.)

So, what’s the verdict Kiwi?

She likes the toys’s tags. Of course, it’s paper.

This one is the clear winner this month. That beak will spend a lot of time going through all the straws!

This is Kiwi’s second Squawk Box and she loves it! Her favorite item was the straw toy, a toy I would never have thought of buying before! This is such a fun subscription for parrot’s owners. Bird toys are expensive and this box delivers more than it’s price and every month, your parrot gets to try new things and fun toys that are not necessarily available at the pet store (if they even have a bird toy section). This month’s box was full of different texture for bird’s happiness and I’m super excited about the cupcake because of the styrofoam texture. Of course, Kiwi is super picky about the treats, but the bell peppers one is ok. The baked munchies? Not so much, but she has a parrot “cousin” who would do anything for a treat, so maybe I can get her to try it when she’ll see the other bird enjoying it! I also really like that they add a recipe for a DIY treat in each box. I just wish they would have added another foot toy this month, seeing that it was such a hit with Kiwi last month!


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  • Chanell

    Kiwi is so cute!

    • Catherine

      Thank you! She’s a little diva!