Squawk Box August 2019 Subscription Review

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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. My assistant reviewer, Kiwi the Lovebird, is always happy to stick around to see what’s new and fun in her box. Fun thing: non-bird pet can also enjoy these box, such as squirrels or hamsters! Of course, the bird is not included with the box, you have to provide your own diva!

Everything is packed with paper and both the box and packaging are bird safe. So bigger birdie will have a blast with the box!

There is no information on the content of the box, but you get a nice DIY Parrot Treat (Coconut seed cakes that you can make with the treat included in this month’s box), a Did You Know about parrots (the amazing Kakapo – go check Sirocco the Kakapo, the infamous parrot who tried to hilariously mate with a human on tv and who became the spokesbird for conservation in New Zealand ), and the Rescue of the Month. For August, part of the money from the sale of each Squawk Box goes to the Kakapo Recovery Programme in New Zealand.

So let’s see what’s in this month’s box!

Prevue Tropical Teasers Rings of Fire. Made with coconut fiber, loofah, rope, and some plastic beads. Perfect for nesting material, for preening, for climbing or to destroy. You can attach it anywhere with a quick link.

Look at this happy birdy!

“This one!”

“Ah yiiissss, a bell!”

Popsicle and bell hanging toy by Paradise. Kiwi looooooooves bells. The louder, the better. And popsicle sticks are a favorite as they are easy to destroy. This toy will be destroyed in less than 15 minutes. Then she tucks all the pieces of wood in her tail and tries to build a nest somewhere.

Planet Pleasures Rugby  Palm rope with balsa wood, this is for the more destructive birds out there! We love Planet Pleasures toys as they have no metal or plastic parts, so everything is safe for your bird.

Bonka Bird Toys – Rubber Ducky. Look at this cute rubber ducky with a straw hat! This one will provide your bird with a lot of preening opportunities with colorful pieces of paper!

Talon Treats – Coconut Chips. Kiwi is a picky eater, but I’m happy to get a treat in every box as it forces ME, the human, to get her to try new things instead of just letting the matter go. And because all their treats are human grade, it’s easy to share with her and tempt her in trying (and getting bitten!)

This was an other great box. Kiwi really likes her popsicle toy, and that would be the kind I would have picked up at the store. The Tropical Teasers toy was a surprise as I thought it was to big for her and that she would be afraid of it, but she played with it as soon as she saw it. Like almost every single previous box, she doesn’t really care for the treats, but we love to get them to get her to try them, or just to force her to forage in her food bowl to get to her delicious pellets or millet. Maybe one day she’ll surprise us by FINALLY liking a treat!

Kiwi and I love Squawk Box as it is great to discover new toys, and maybe new favorites. We really enjoyed the variety of texture, colors, and types of toys that we receive in every box, there’s always something she’ll like! It’s also a great way to get your bird less afraid of new things, and more curious about things around it.

I’m impressed by the variety of toys available out there as Kiwi has been subscribed to Squawk Box for a long time now and she received the same toy only a couple of times, like the popsicle toy (she got one similar over two years ago). And it’s usually a toy she loves and has destroyed, so this is a win. 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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