We lucked out in buying a large vision cage 2nd hand last year & it came with a bunch of toys, plus my kids went nuts at the local big pet store a couple mths ago when they were clearing out their bird section. So needless to say I have a couple shopping bags full of toys, plus their cage has over 10 toys in it. They still play with them every day but I'm wondering how often would be a good rule of thumb to switch them out?
Oh ya we tend to keep most of the toys towards the top of the cage & along the sides, there is loads of flying room in the middle & lower parts of the cage! I asked my girls if they wanted to switch up the toys in the birds cage & they got all excited going thru the spare toys. Now we are watching 4/5 jump from toy to toy. #5 is the poor inbred unhealthy guy who doesn't play with anything anyways.
Hope you don't think I was being a bit pushy, though I can be..... You know your birds and setup better than anyone of course and just because you're a new member doesn't mean you're new at budgie keeping! Having a good selection of toys is wonderful
Nope it's all good. except I feel guilty you change yours every couple weeks.... these guys have had the same toys & set up in the cage for over 6mths!!!! I haven't been around the forums much as I'm really busy with my family. I got back into budgies last year after having grown up with them. but in the 25years I'd not had them the "hobby" has changed so much!!! as a kid our birds were in a round metal cage, with the "pipe style" food & water dishes, sandpaper covered perches & they might have had a small glass mirror twist tied to the cage bars! After falling in love with 1 boy at the pet store last year I brought him home & then 2 mths later we got the girls & decided to upgrade to the large Vision cage. Then unfortunately a couple weeks after moving them into the bigger cage, the boy died (pneumonia) & we ended up taking in the 3 boys from my husband aunt who didn't want to care for them any more. all these swings, jungle gyms, hanging toys.... dish feeders, vitamins/clay cal suppliments.... & don't get me started on seed & feeding..... LOL how the birds survived when I was a kid is beyond me. My mom saw my bird's set up in a picture on fb & was shocked. in her opinion we could put twice as many birds in this cage & they'd still have more room than what she gave....
I change toys around the cage and play gym about every 2 months. I have one that's more wary, but the younger and "braver" brother that has helped the timid one open up a bit. I still leave things alone a little longer, otherwise I don't think much would get played with before they had to get used to a new setup and toys.