Squawk Box Subscription Review – January 2018

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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), Big Birdie (Amazons, Cockatoos, Eclectus, and Congo African Grey sizes), and Jumbo Birdie (large Amazons, Macaws, Moluccan Cockatoos). The monthly subscription starts at $24.95 for the Little Birdie to $44.95 for the Jumbo 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. As soon as she saw the box, she followed me around to get to it. And she was trying to get my attention to open the box.

Like hitting the box with her beak repeatedly. “IZ MA BOX! LET ME IN!”

“AH YEAH, good stuff. Oooh, shiny!” Some of this months packaging squiggles were metallic coloured and she went straight for them.

There is no information on the content of the box, but you get a nice DIY Parrot Treat, a Did You Know about Parrot Feathers, and the Rescue of the Month. For January, part of the money from the sale of each Squawk Box goes to Feathered Friends of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Mi.

She knows this box is hers, and she also knows I like taking her picture while she’s on the box. “I is pretty.”

Paradise Sisal Bird toy. I can’t find the exact toy on the internet, but this one is made with a sisal basket from which paper strips are bursting out! There’s a piece of cotton rope hanging from the toy (always check to see if your bird foot can get stuck in it) and pieces of wood.

Testing the toy.

It’s a winner! She preens the paper

Planet Pleasures Bird toy. This is one of the toy Kiwi hates outside of her cage, but will snuggle with and play calmly in her cage. She also likes to scratch her neck with it.

Festive Bell Toy! There were no information about the company who made this toy, so I guess it was handmade! The wire was bent to fit in the box, but it was easy to bent it back to somewhat straight, but birds don’t care if a toy has a curve or is straight, so it doesn’t matter. What really matters is the bell.

As I mentioned in a previous review, the blurrier a picture of Kiwi is, the happier she is!

The toy is made with colorful plastic straws and gift ribbons. Perfect for that after-Christmas feeling!

This was an other good toy, and not only because of the bell! She likes the texture of soft plastic and will gladly destroy it!

Treats!

World’s Best Mixed Bell Peppers. I’m adding them to her pellets. Maybe someday she will accept treats, she is very picky. But she’s not super mad about the bell peppers as they are slightly crunchier than other treats.

Polly’s Ultimate Millet Treat. I’ve never met a bird or parrot that didn’t absolutely love millet. It’s like a drug for them. Kiwi is no exception, she knows where we hide the millet and she’ll do anything for the delicious treat. This millet is covered with grounded calcium, making them hard.

So Kiwi tested it.

And she isn’t sure what to do about it. Should she attack it? Leave it alone? Fly away? (Yes, she’s standing on a cellphone, it’s her favorite toy…)

Nope. She hates it because she hasn’t figure out yet that it’s millet. I’ll add it to her daily ration of millet to get her used to this new texture. At least, she touched it!

This month was an other great box, based on Kiwi’s reaction to all the toys and treats! She loves all her new toys, and is maybe kinda open to try a bit of her treats, which is an upgrade from a year ago! Don’t worry if your bird takes a long time to enjoy something new, it’s normal!

Kiwi and I love Squawk Box as it is great to discover new toys, and maybe new favorites. I’m happy to say that having new toys every month got Kiwi even more curious about new things, and less stressed out when something different happens. And seeing that Kiwi recognizes the box every month makes me think that she really enjoys getting new toys to love or hate!

I’m impressed by the variety of toys available out there as Kiwi has been subscribed to Squawk Box for a while now and she hasn’t received the same toy twice! It’s fun to get a box of new toys and treats to discover, instead of spending countless hours at the pet store in front of a very limited selection to end up buying the same toy over and over again! And sometimes, your bird will surprise you by loving a toy you were sure it would hate!

Chirp!

What do you think of this month’s Squawk Box?

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