Squawk Box Subscription Box Review – June 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 I-will-throw-everything-on-the-floor.

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 (Birdie Sorbet, perfect too cool down your feathered friend and their human), a Did You Know about parrots and the Rescue of the Month. For June, part of the money from the sale of each Squawk Box goes to Greyhaven Exotic Bird Sanctuary in Vancouver, Canada! OMG! I’m so happy about this one as I know Greyhaven as one of their Board Directors is Dr. Anne McDonald, an awesome avian veterinary who was Kiwi’s vet when we were living in Vancouver. She’s amazing, she loves every bird that she meets and a year ago, Greyhaven took over 600 parrots when a big sanctuary closed and Dr. McDonald (and all the volunteers) gave so much of their time to save them all and find them a new home. Help is still needed, and Kiwi’s happy to be part of that! Thank you, Squawk Box!!!

As usual, we get two treats and a couple of toys. Bird is not included with the box. I think she found something she really likes.

World’s Best Treats – Chamomile Flowers. Did you know that a lot of birds actually enjoy a nice cup of chamomile infusion (lukewarm or cold, of course)? It can help calm a nervous bird, especially for birds with a skin or feather condition, either from a disease (PBFD, polyfolliculosis which Kiwi suffers from, etc) or from behavior (feather plucking, night fright, biting, etc). And why not share it with a human so he can also relax?

Goldenfeast Healthy Treats Granola – Crunchy and slightly sweet, these oats are a good addition to a parrot’s diet. Kiwi used to love oats, but she wasn’t sure about these granola. But she tries to steal mine when I put some on my morning yogurt, so she’ll come around!

Paradise Jiggle Bug Parrot Toy- Small. The ropes are quite big, but the bell is awesome (thinks Kiwi). Where there’s a bell, there’s a Kiwi. The ropes are perfect for chewers, or destructive parrots.

Super Bird Creation – Mini Vine Chain. Once upon a time, before ordering from the internet was a thing (eh, Kiwi is 11 years old…), I would drive 2 hours to go to the Bird Toys Store in Vancouver to fill up on this specific kind of toy. Not only does Kiwi loves the straw balls, but she enjoys quietly chewing on the plastic chain until they fall apart. And for once, it doesn’t involve a bell. Quiet toy. Soothing toy. Since we moved from the West Coast to the East Coast, my new Bird Toys Store doesn’t sell them and I had completely forgotten about them. Not Kiwi. That’s what she was trying to get out of the box! Simple, but efficient toy!

Small Rope Pyramidal Hanging Perch/Swing. In the words of my husband when he saw me walking around the house holding this perch with a bird enjoying the ride: “That’s amazing!!!” Kiwi adopted this perch.

She’s happy to model it. There’s a big knot on one side, and as for any toys, it should be inspected regularly to avoid something getting tangled around a leg. Knowing Kiwi and her destructive moods, I would not leave it inside of her cage while we are away. But it’s the perfect perch to play with outside of her cage.

It’s perfect to work on balance and the rope is soft for the feet. She can climb on the chain, hang from the rope, or pretend she’s either a monkey or a bat.

This is definitely her favourite item from this month’s box.

I hung it in my office where we both spend most of our days. She can now showcase her acrobatic skills in front of the window and yell at the birds living outside.

June’s Squawk Box was my favourite so far! Not only did Kiwi get new treats (that she can share with her two favourite humans), but she got two toys AND a perch! As a bonus, this month’s rescue is one that is very close to me: Greyhaven Exotic Bird Sanctuary. Every month, Squawk Box brings new treat, new toys and new adventures to your feathered friends. Variety is super important for birds, and this box delivers!

Chirp!

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  • Debbie

    Nice box, Kiwi looks very happy with her new goodies!

    • Catherine

      She loooooves her new perch!