We have had over 35 years of experience with birds. We currently live
with a flock of 6 wonderful birds. They range from parakeet to Cockatoo.
See pictures of our birds in the "Our Birds" section of our website.
Throughout the years, we have purchased many overpriced playgyms and
toys. While watching our birds out on their playgyms, we noticed that
many times they were not playing with their toys. If they did play with their
toys, it was only for few seconds because the toys were located below
them. This made it difficult for them to play with their toys for long periods
of time. We also noticed that our birds always climbed to the top perch of
their playgym and sat there and pooped on all their toys. We thought
there must be a better way.
We designed our first playgym for our Parakeet, Olive. About 16 years
ago, she had became seriously ill. The vet said she wouldn't make it. I
promised her if she pulled through, we would build her a playgym. We
knew she would love the idea of having her own playgym because she is
always playing with her toys in her home (cage). We also came to the
realization if her toys were at eye level while she was out on her playgym,
she would play all day and all night. That is how we came up with the idea
of the Toy Bar and Toy Bar Stand.
The Toy Bar is made so it is not conducive to your bird being able to
perch on it comfortably. Therefore, it forces your bird to stand on the Toy
Bar Stand. This allows your bird to have toys that are hanging directly at
eye level to him or her.
We tested this concept not only on our parakeet but on all the birds we
own. In each case, we noticed that all our birds were happily playing with
their toys while standing on the Toy Bar Stand.
All playgyms and toys are personally handcrafted by us. We use only the
safest materials because we treat every playgym and toy as if it were
going to be used by our own birds.