Squawk Box September 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 (Confetti Balls), a Did You Know about parrots (a death metal band called Hatebeak with an African Grey parrot as it’s only vocalist!). Every month, Squawk Box donates part of their profits to a new bird charity. This month’s donation is to the Uncle Sandy’s Macaw Bird Park in Pensacola, FL.

So let’s see what’s in this month’s box, if Kiwi could just move a bit.

Here we go!

Prevue Tropical Teasers Thread Catcher. Made with a coconut shell, coconut fibers, palm strips, and some plastic beads among other thing.

The coconut shell has a hole big enough for small birds to use the shell as a hiding place once the pulled out all the fiber!

Planet Pleasures Mini Square with Pilli shells. A fun all natural toy with palm leaves, abaca fiber (banana) and pili nuts. I love Planet Pleasures toys has they don’t have any metal or plastic parts and they are perfect to put in Kiwi’s carrier cage when we travel. We know she won’t hurt herself while still have something to keep her beak busy.

Featherland Paradise Orbital Disco Ball. A disco shiny ball surrounded by two moving circles.

And of course, a bell that Kiwi saw.

I feel like I have more pictures of Kiwi with her beak inside a bell than anything else. She likes bells.

Bonka Bird Toys Balsa Bites. Balsa pieces with plastic beads and a bell. As for all bird toys, the sticker is part of the toy!

Kiwi didn’t waste any time destroying this toy.

She’s tucking them in her tail for nest building. But she’s pretty bad at it, so I end up with my floors covered with tiny pieces of wood. But she’s so happy!

Talon Treats – Apples & Hemp Seeds. 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.

The apple pieces are nice and chewy. Kiwi flew away when I tried to get her to taste a bit of it.

This month, HUMANS got a little treat! A cute fridge magnet with the bird logo!

Kiwi thought it was hers. It only took a couple of seconds and she added her special touch to it (she tried to chew it). My husband said Kiwi added a little crown to the bird! So yeah, if you want nice things to stay nice, don’t get a bird!

This was an other great box. Kiwi really likes the Balsa Bites toy, as well as the bells. She’s still unsure about the coconut shell, probably because we never gave her one to play with, but I’m sure she’ll have a blast with it. The disco ball will be a hit with all the budgies out there! 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!

Chirp!

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

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