Is the 3612 Sola Tower a Good Toy for My Cockatiel?
Yes, the 3612 Sola Tower is a great toy for a Cockatiel. With many pleasing chewable and shreddable elements its avian ambrosia! Keep reading for more info.
The 3612 Sola Tower has a quick link connector with a wire hanging down. The wire passes through a chewable wooden bead, a vine ball, and a woven palm flower. The sequence repeats twice. The next element is a mid-size sola ball. The original sequence repeats twice more, then ends with crinkly paper.
This may not be the most dazzling toy, but it offers a lot to chew on. Literally. The vine balls of various colors are tightly-woven enough to be a satisfying chew, but loose enough to allow you to hide a number of treats that your bird can discover as they forage. There's nothing better than finding your own treats! These may not be shiny, or glamorous, but they offer eye-pleasing elements of color to this toy.
The woven palm flowers are also great for chewing and grasping with beaks and feet. They have a tight enough weave pattern that they'll stand up to a bit of abuse without just falling apart. All of the elements of this toy will revolve around the center wire, which adds an element of fun to this already excellent source of enrichment.
Sola balls are a bird-safe plant material native to the tropics of Asia. Similar to cork, but lighter, birds love to chew toys made from this material. This is another place where small treats such as nuts, pieces of fruit, or seeds can be hidden for your companion bird's enjoyment.
Rounding out the bottom of this toy is multi-color, shredded, crinkly paper. We love this stuff. It's space filling, it's exciting for your bird buddy to look at, it shreds easily, and when it gets destroyed it's ok, because that's what it's there for. This will likely be the first element of this toy to give up the ghost, and that's as it should be.
The 3612 Sola Tower is 14" (35.5cm) tall and 3.5" (8.8cm) wide. It weighs about 3 Ounces (.08kg). It hangs easily in the aviary with the quick link connector. Made from 100% bird-safe materials, it's a great toy for Cockatiels, Budgies, Green-cheeked Conures, Quaker Parrots, Rainbow Lorikeets, Sun Conures, Congo African Grey Parrots, and many more medium-sized companion birds.