Squawk Box Subscription Box Review – May 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. My assistant reviewer is Kiwi the lovebird aka “what-did-you-destroy-today”. (Answer : my computer power cable and a book.)

Everything is always so nicely wrapped up in tissue paper! 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 (Honey Treat Stix), a Did You Know about parrot egg incubation and the Rescue of the Month. For May, part of the money from the sale of each Squawk Box goes to the Zazu’s House Parrot Sanctuary in North Creek, Washington!

Under a layer of paper squiggles, here’s everything in the box! As usual, we get two treats and a couple of toys. Bird is not included with the box.

Kiwi, can you just please move aside so I can take the picture?

Anyway! On to the treats!

This month’s treats are quite different from usual.

Spicy Mix Simmer and Serve by Bird Prefered. This is an interesting mix that you can cook and serve (warm or cold, not hot) to your parrot. There’s a rice blend, barley, quinoa, millet, oats, brown rice pasta, fully cooked beads, lentils, chili peppers, etc. Kiwi used to love cooked pasta, but she got picky with age. When I gave her some of the mix, everything BUT the green lentils ended up at the bottom of her cage. A win!

All Natural Dried Fruit Bird Treat by Happy Beaks. This is such a fun and tasty smelling treat! Fig, kiwi, apricot, pineapple, mango, papaya and apple on a cinnamon stick!

Bonka Bird Toys. Foam flowers, with shred tubes and a ball will entertain any busy bird. And the ball makes noise, perfect for any happy bird!

Hanging Bird Toy by Planet Pleasures (I couldn’t find this exact toy, but I’ve linked to a close contender). A smaller shreddable toy, this is a “calmer” toy, perfect for pre-nap activities. Kiwi likes to hide behind it. Planet Pleasures toys are available in a lot of pet stores, even those not dedicated to birds.

This is the definite winner from this month’s box. I barely managed to take this picture before Kiwi attacked the bell and the pieces of wood.

Popsicle and bell hanging toy by Paradise. Kiwi looooooooves bells. Especially when we don’t pay enough attention to her. She knows how to “ring the bell for service.” Mix that with wooden thin sticks and we have a happy, loud and active birdy.

This is what happens when Kiwi finds something she likes.

She will not let it go.

Until destruction.

Complete destruction.

Yes, the bell is now off the “toy”, and my office floor is covered with tiny bits of wood. (It took her about 15 minutes for this to happen. I didn’t even have time to hang it in her cage.)

Every month, Squawk Box brings new toys, new treats, and new adventures to your feathered friend. I tend to always by the same toys I know Kiwi enjoys, so this box helps us both discover new favourites, while knowing that part of Squawk Box profit will help a different bird sanctuary every month.

This was an other fun box and Kiwi couldn’t wait to go in and play with everything. She even liked part of one of the tasty treat! But at the end of the day, she’s addicted to bells and popsicle sticks!

Chirp!

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  • Herman

    I enjoy your reviews of this unique box. Do you feel smaller birds will enjoy?

    • Catherine

      The box I’ve reviewed is for smaller birds such as lovebirds ( like my bird Kiwi), parrotlets, parakeets, budgies, cockatiels, and so on. These birds will really enjoy this box, even though sometimes it might take awhile for the bird to start to play with a new toy. Some birds will go straight at them, other are more cautious and will not touch them for a while.
      If we are talking about even smaller birds such as canaries, I can’t say as I have no experience with them. I’m pretty sure they would like some toys, but I have no idea what are their preferences!
      But yes, this box is great for smaller birds! There’s enough variety to be sure they will enjoy at least one or two toys!