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Blue fronted Amazon Parrot Paulie holds a large spray millet in profile looking very happy.
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BIRD FOOD VL GOLDENFEAST BIRD FOOD LEFEBER'S NUTRI-BERRIES TREATS & SNACKS
DUMMYEGGS AT AMAZON.COM PRIME MINERAL BLOCKS & CUTTLEBONES NEMETH FARMS SPRAY MILLET
K&H CAGE WARMING UNITS TOYS PERCHES
BIRD BATH & FEEDER HOW TO MAKE A NEST BOWL PINE CAGE BEDDING
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OUR FAVORITE BIRD FOOD, TOYS,
CAGES, & TREATS

We have assembled what we consider the best bird supplies sold on Amazon.com for you here. An incomplete list, for sure! If you are new to bird keeping, or just are looking for a product with a time tested approval, these are items we have used for decades. Our curated bird supply list, has kept our birds healthy and happy. We, Paulie, our 35 year old Blue Fronted Amazon Parrot, Kirk & Melanie, have tried to include some editorial content to share tips and tricks we have discovered using these products where applicable. If you have a product you just love and want to share, please drop us an email and we will be happy to add it to the list if possible.

melanie@dummyeggs.com

4 Budgies diving into a food cup, tails up for their Goldenfeast food. One is blue and white, one green and yellow, one yellow, and one black and turquoise.

Above is a cage with four Budgies chowing down on their Goldenfeast Australian Blend Bird Food. These birds used to only eat seeds, and were able to switch diets in a day. A balanced diet they love. Available in many blends shown below.

 

Goldenfeast
Australian Blend
3 lb Bag

FANTASTIC FOOD FOR COCKATIELS,
BUDGERIGAR BUDGIE / AMERICAN PARAKEET, PARROTLET, & OTHER SMALL AUSTRALIAN BIRDS

A PELLETED BASE WITH LOTS OF SEEDS & FRUIT FOR TASTE & INTEREST

Natural Food, No Synthetic Vitamins Added.
No Artificial Colors, Flavors or Preservatives. Manufactured in the USA

Front of Goldenfeast Australian Blend bag.

Close up of Goldenfeast Australian Blend Bird Food from Best Bird Supplies List on DummyEggs.com

Versele-Laga GOLDENFEAST BLENDS
Available for all size parrots in blends from their native countries, providing a diet with ingredients close to what they would eat naturally in the wild.
Pictured below (not shoppable links).

Picture of 7 bags blends of bird foods from different countries corresponding to the origin of the birds and parrots.

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Cockatiel eating large thick cuttlebone

 
ESSENTIAL NATURAL CALCIUM FOR BONES, BEAKS, NAILS, FEATHERS, &
HEALTHY EGGS

CUTTLEBONES &
MINERAL BLOCKS

XL CUTTLEBONE BULK PACKAGE. Approximately 15 huge 8" - 10" long x 1/2" thick fresh Cuttlebones arrive directly from their source per container. It is essential for pet birds to get the calcium and the beak conditioning these natural cuttlefish backbones provide. To store leave in cardboard box or in a plastic container that is NOT airtight. You can punch a hole in a large plastic container and place some dried rice inside to absorb any moisture in the air, moisture is the ruination of cuttlebones. Scrape off any stain with a knife. Prices have skyrocketed, but each will last a long time. Chickadee, our pied Cockatiel, is eating half a large cuttlebone stuck in between the cage bars horizontally with the soft side down, while Paulie chews an XL standing vertically on top of her cage.

picture of a live cuttlefish

Cuttlefish are marine molluscs. They belong to the class Cephalopoda which also includes squid, octopuses, and nautiluses. Cuttlefish have a unique internal shell, the cuttlebone, which is used for control of buoyancy.

Paulie the Blue Fronted Amazon Parrot stands next to an Extra Large Cuttlebone. The cuttlebone is stood up between the bars of the top of her cage. She stands next to it, looking very pretty, but dwarfed  by its 10" height.

Now that's an XL Cuttlebone! All birds enjoy these as they are truly fresh from their source when ordered in bulk.

Printed package containing Small White Rose Calcium Block

Wild parrots, including Macaws shown here, flock to the MANU CLAY CLIFFS in the foothills of Peru's Andes Mountains to lick the clay from the cliffs and absorb the many natural minerals needed for avian health.

MANU
CALCIUM
BLOCK

MANU CALCIUM BLOCKS provide essential minerals for a healthy bird. These mineral blocks are formulated to contain the same nine minerals, in the same concentration, as the natural mineral deposits found in the MANU CLAY CLIFFS in the foothills of Peru's Andes Mountains. Wild birds flock to ingest the river's natural, mineral rich clay. Now your pet bird can benefit from the same natural ingredients including: calcium, iron, manganese, potassium, zinc, copper, magnesium, phosphorus, and sodium.

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K&H CONSTANT WARMING UNITS

These give me such peace of mind and maintain a perfect 104℉

Paulie the Blue Fronted Amazon is climbing inside her cage next to the small K&H Warming Unit.
  • PROTECTION: Protect exotic birds from the harmful effects of air conditioning and cold drafts.

  • PERFECT TEMPERATURE: Thermostatically controlled to an optimum body temperature for birds.

  • LOW VOLTAGE: Uses harmless 12-volt, low voltage 110v electricity. European adapter included.

  • SAFE: Consistent source of warmth at 104℉.

  • HEALTH: Reduces stress by providing a comfy environment.

  • BRAND: Designed by K&H with over 20 years experience and is backed by a one year warranty.

Our Note: The small perch (right) is agreat for sizes up to African Grey or Amazon Parrot. 

Product info showing shape of small pearch warming unit.

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Lafeber Classic Nutri-Berries
Made with Non-GMO and
Human-Grade Ingredients

PET BIRD FOOD

With a high percentage of pellet nutrition and a nutty crunchy exterior, the best of both worlds. Perfect for switching from to a pellet base nutrition from a seed only diet. Birds love them!

3.25 - 4 LB tubs shown, available in other sizes. Bird pictured on cover denotes size of pellet, i.e. Budgie Parkakeet, Cockatiel, Sun Conure, Amazon Parrot, and Macaw & Cockatoo.

Printed packaging of bag of garden veggie nutri-berries with fresh vegetables

BUDGIE
PARAKEET

COCKATIEL
QUAKER PARROT

SMALL & MEDIUM PARROT

 

MACAW & COCKATOO

Picture of blue and white Budgie Parakeet in front of a framed picture of Melanie Brandstein when she was 21ish. Cockatiel enjoying Lefeber Nutri-berries as a handfed treat. Beautiful Niki, the Sunday Conure posed on her Comfy Perch to show us her beautiful feathers under her wing. Original photo by Melanie
Close up of Blue & Gold Macaw head with his eyes closed and his tiny eyelash feathers visible. Precious.
       

Healthy Tasty Treats for Birds & Parrots

NUTRI-BERRIES VARIETY SNACKS

These Nutri-Berries are in a variety package with 4 different flavors. They have less pellet content so I mix them in with the classic for added interest. Paulie likes all these flavors: Tropical Fruit, El Paso, Sunny Orchard and Garden Veggie, especially El Paso with dried peppers. Great rewards and snacks.

4 bags of Nutri-Berries in different flavors

Kaytee Yogurt Dipped Mango Flavor Treat
For Large Hookbills, 3.5 Oz.

 

Kaytee Strawberry/Banana Flavor Yogurt Dipped Treat For All Pet Birds, 3.5 Oz.

 

Both of these Kaytee treats have been our very special go-to tailfeather wagging treats for many years.

Close up photo of Paulie, the blue fronted Amazon Parrot, eating a small round treat with red speckles around the edges

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NEMETH FARMS SPRAY MILLET
The Freshest, Biggest, Best You Can Buy... A Must for All Birds
!

Large Fresh Nemeth Farms Spray Millet from Canada. 
Best to purchase when harvested at end of year.
See Paulie, our blue fronted Amazon Parrot, LOVING a millet spray, his favorite treat.

big stalks of golden millet shown growing in the field, ready to harvest

Nemeth Farms, Worlds Freshest Sun-Dried Spray Millet GMO and Pesticide Free Bird Treat and Supplement for All Pet Birds.
NO STEMS, ONLY EDIBLE TOPS

Big fresh Spray Millet by Nemeth Farms shown in 1 pound bag

1 lb.

Big fresh Spray Millet by Nemeth Farms shown in 5 pound box

5 lbs.

Blue fronted Amazon Parrot Paulie holds a large spray millet in profile looking very happy.

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Beautiful pied & Lutino Cockatiel stands in water in clear bath, looking straight on with a happy face Amazon parrot, Paulie, holds the packaging up to sell you the LiXit Bird Bath next to 3 installed side by side as feeder dishes.

LiXit BIRD BATH

WORKS GREAT AS A FOOD OR WATER DISH

This is my favorite cage accessory. Translucent light blue attracts birds like a pool of water... while letting you see inside. Secure cage attachment works well on most cages. Here is little Chickadee, the Cockatiel, taking a bath in her water dish, and another picture of our Blue Fronted Amazon Paulie's cage with 3 across, holding her salad, water and nuts. LiXit bath and feeders are bird approved.

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WHAT ARE DUMMY EGGS? Dummy eggs are solid non-toxic bird egg reproductions used to control breeding in pet birds. Our eggs are exclusively designed and manufactured in the USA since 2006 by DummyEggs®. BIRDS COUNT THEIR EGGS! Hens start building their clutch (nest of eggs) by laying one egg every other day. Her DNA tells her exactly how many to lay. She will lay until she has the proper number of eggs for her species. Any extra eggs will be pushed out of the nest. A clutch of eggs are all laid consecutively, usually within one week. DO NOT REPLACE LIVE EGGS ONE BY ONE! USE ALL YOUR DUMMY EGGS AT ONCE! Substituting a dummy egg for a live egg one at a time will not fool her into thinking she has laid a full clutch and it is time to start incubating. Seeing a full clutch turns her hormones off and she stops laying.

MADE IN THE USA

7 Budgie DummyEggs Stop Laying! Realistic Budgerigar Parakeet, Parrotlet, Diamond Dove Non-Toxic Premium Plastic Solid Fake Bird Eggs. 3/4 x 5/8"

7 Cockatiel DummyEggs Stop Egg Laying! Perfect for Quaker, Green Cheek 1 x 3/4" Plastic Non-Toxic Solid Fake Bird Eggs Realistic Work Safely, Naturally, Quickly. 20 x 24mm

7 Finch DummyEggs Stop Laying! 5/8" x 1/2" White Non-Toxic Solid Plastic Realistic Fake Bird Eggs for All Finches Society, Zebra, Gouldian, Spice, etc.

6 Lovebird Dummy Eggs Stop Laying! Realistic Plastic Fake Bird Eggs. Perfect for Lovebird, Lineoleated, Eng Budgie. Non-Toxic Solid Premium White Plastic 7/8" x 3/4"

7 Canary Dummy Eggs Stop Laying! 11/16" x 1/2" Non-Toxic Solid Plastic Fake Eggs. Speckled Blue-Green Plastic, Not Painted

4 Small Parrot Dummy Eggs Stop Laying! Conure Caique Indian Ringneck Senegal (Not Green Cheek) Realistic Non-Toxic Solid Plastic 1-1/4" (3.2 x 2.5cm) Fake Bird Eggs

2 Medium Parrot Dummy Eggs Control Laying! Non-Toxic Solid Plastic Fake Bird Eggs for African Grey, Eclectus, Azn, Small Cockatoo or Macaw 1.5" x 1" (3.7 x 3cm)

2 Large Parrot DummyEggs Control Breeding & Laying! Realistic Macaw, Hyacinth, Cockatoo. Solid Non-Toxic Plastic Fake Bird Eggs 1-7/8 x 1-1/2" (4.8 x 3.8cm)

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Two yellow Lutino cockatiels peck at their dummy eggs inside a round steel nest bowl filled with nesting bedding material.

HOW TO MAKE A NEST BOWL

A VITAL STEP IN USING DUMMYEGGS® SUCCESSFULLY

Leave the nest bowl in place for the same number of days that would be a normal incubation for your species (see "Egg Size Chart") and then remove. Clean eggs and replace sanitized shredded paper or wood nesting material often.

Place your dummy eggs in a shallow flat bowl large enough for one or two birds to sit in comfortably. Place dummy eggs in nest bowl and place at bottom of cage or where ever your bird is comfortable. Birds react to any changes in their environment. A nest bowl can sometimes frighten them. If this happens, place the nest bowl near their cage so they can see it first. Clean often. Use shredded white paper towels or Natural Paper Bedding with no odor absorption. Newspaper is not advised as the inks stain the eggs. The bowl shown here is flat bottomed and shallow with enough weight that when your bird climbs in it won't tip over. Cockatiel size birds can use a 6" - 7" bowl, measured across the top, and slightly larger or smaller for other size birds. The width of the bowl should be large enough to for your bird to lay in comfortably head to about 1/2 way down her tail. If you have a pair, then it should fit them both. A similarly shaped salad or desert bowl will also due fine.

Nesting material is important and must be changed regularly. We have selected bedding or nesting material made specifically for birds shown in the link below. It is important that the nest bedding not have anything added for odor control such as baking soda or other chemicals because they can be a problem for a bird's delicate respiratory systems. Make sure any bedding material you buy says "natural" with no "odor control added products." Sanitized paper or wood itself provides natural odor control, and often bedding products are referring to the natural properties of the material used. Read the ingredients for yourself and you will see for sure if any form of powder is added that could be harmful such as baking soda. Better to be safe than sorry. Shredded white paper towels always work great and are something you would have around the house. Do not use newspaper with toxic inks.

Beautiful yellow and green peachfaced Lovebird, sits in a bright green square bowl with shredded paper and her dummy eggs on the bottom of her cage

 

 

Dish showing nest bowl shape

 

pile of compressed wood shavings

  • Odor Control Crumbled Pine Bird Litter

  • 100% lumberyard by-products

  • Helps absorb and control odor

  • Free of artificial additives

  • Low dust

Petco Brand
So-Phresh
Odor Control Crumbled Pine
Bird Litter 10 lbs.

Bag with blue Budgie of small wood pine pellets for bedding

Small size wood pellets Pine Bird Litter Bedding from Petco

Photo of Kirk with 2 yellow pied Cockatiels on his shoulder and head. He wears glasses and holds up a small steel nest bowl with dummy eggs showing

Petco Brand -
So Phresh
Small Pine Pellet
Bird Litter 10 lbs.

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TOYS & PERCHES

COMFY PERCH

Parrot & bird owners are no stranger to "Comfy Perches" made with braided thread. Here is how we use the shorter XL variety on top of the cage. They clean very well when run through the dishwasher.

close up of Paulie chewing on a wood clothes pin

The Honey-Can-Do Natural Wood Clothes Pins

Large & Medium Parrots love to chew wood. We need to give them chewing sticks that are safe, fun and convenient, these fit the bill!

PLASTIC BALL TOY WITH BELL

5 Pack Bird Bell Balls Sets for Chewing Playing Training

Some of Paulie's favorite toys are small and not necessarily made for larger parrots. See how she loves to play with these small plastic balls with bells inside. She's always busy and having fun with them.

Paulie happily holding and biting a small round plastic ball toy with bell inside while standing on one foot on comfy perch

Paulie standing on a bright blue half round perch eating a calcium block

SANDED PERCHES

HALF ROUND PERCHES

A well made perch with a rough surface that helps keep your parrot's nails and beak well groomed. The rough surface is made of natural quartz sand and safe food grade coloring. Perches install easily with a wingnut. Dimensions:

7-3/4" x 6-1/2" x 1" 

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At right is another very nice half round perch, great for placing around feeding dishes. A little small than sanded perch above but still great for any size bird.

 

SMOOTH PERCH

stack of dried yucca chips called Bird Kabobs

Bird Kabob Yucca Parrot Chips

The bag contains 20 assorted pieces of all natural dried yucca. Bird Kabobs have been described as " Catnip for Birds." Paulie adores chewing on them!

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The Original Singing Bird Clock 25th Anniversary Ed.
13 Inch Matte Green

round 13" clock with different wild birds at each hour, chimes with each wild bird song

BIRD SONG CLOCK SINGS ON THE HOUR WITH LIGHT DETECTION QUIET MODE

Sibley's Backyard Birds of Eastern North America Laminated Poster

Paulie stands in front of a wall with bird song clock and 2 different wild bird identifying posters

Coastal & Wetland Birds of Florida Laminated Poster

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Incubation Chart for Pet Bird Species

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