Squawk Box Subscription Review – August 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 four 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 (including couches, books, important papers, walls), the longer subscription is definitely a must! They now ship to Australia!

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. Sadly, my assistant reviewer, Kiwi the lovebird, had to step out of this review this month. She has decided that she would break a leg instead so she is confined to this hamster cage/hospital/plastic container/fish tank for a couple more weeks. Being a Special Needs bird for a while doesn’t mean that she can’t have or doesn’t need toys.

Actually, she needs more of them to fight the “cabin fever” anger she’s going through! Look at all the hate in her eyes (and feathers)!

Everything in the box, after removing all the yellow paper strips. The box is also safe to destroy and can provide tons of fun to destructive beaks!

There is no information on the content of the box, but you get a nice DIY Parrot Treat, a Did You Know about birds and ultraviolet, and the Rescue of the Month. For August, part of the money from the sale of each Squawk Box goes to Emerald Parrot Rescue in Pleasant Plain, OH!

Feathered Addictions Dinosaur Pinata. A lovely toy for the shredders and destroyer. I’ve noticed that all the toys from Feathered Addictions are made only from natural materials, meaning no metal loops, or plastic parts that can get a little foot stuck. Even though this is a hanging toy, it’ll do great in Kiwi’s actual cage.

And look at this lovely little dinosaur! Such a cutie!

Stick Staxs. Popsicle sticks with plastic beads on a metal wire with a bell. This one will have to wait for when she’ll be allowed back in her usual cage. The sticks are awesome for lovebirds, they like to destroy them and tuck them in their tail! And Kiwi LOVES bells.

Paradise Sticks. Kiwi will go nuts for this toy, and I would usually give it to her right away. Sadly, because of the two metal loops, I can’t put it in her cage as I would be afraid her leg would get stuck in it. But these sticks are her favorites!

Pencil Wooden Toy. This one goes right in her fish tank. She’s desperate to perch on anything, and this one will do a great floor perch without worrying about the height of a possible fall! It’s made from a harder wood, so it’ll take her a while to chew through it.

World’s Best Greystripe Sunflower Seeds. What kind of bird doesn’t like sunflower seeds? They are a great treat, perfect to use when you are teaching new tricks to your bird.

Baked Crisps Treat – Fruits, berries & veggies. Another great treat to add some variety to your bird’s life. I’ve put some at the bottom of her cage so she can forage and throw them with so much hate! It doesn’t matter if she hates them, it gives her something to do!

They are like little cheerios.

Another great Squawk Box!

Kiwi and I love Squawk Box as it is great to discover new toys, and maybe new favorites. As you can see in this picture, she really enjoys her toys, even though she can’t climb, run, explore, or perch. When she got injured, I was happy to have plenty of toys that she could still enjoy in this state and keep her busy for the 4 to 6 weeks of healing time. The red toy is actually her favorite from July’s box!

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 only received the same toy once or 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 or treat you were sure it would hate!


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

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