Swings, Boings, and Ladders. It will generate more ongoing interaction and cardio exercise opportunities than any other component in your bird’s cage. In terms of environmental enrichment, the bungee Boings should be considered an essential element, an absolute necessity for a pet parrot. Swings were probably the first product made for entertaining parrots, and after a hundred years, they are still used and enjoyed by the majority of our pet birds. While parrot swings do provide lots of fun for our feathered friends, they also serve another important function. A swing in a passive mode is characterized by a gentle swaying motion similar to the movement of a tree branch. When it’s time for a mid-day nap, there is nothing quite as soothing as the motion of a swing. Ladders are great for exercising legs and connecting sections of a cage or a workout to get food.