BONKA BIRD TOYS: Do You Really Need It? This Will Help You Decide!

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Bonka Bird Toys are known for their bird toy accessories that are specifically designed for small to medium-sized birds. Their toys usually feature confetti-esque paper that birds can pull and rip for fun.

The Happy Birthday Bird Toy was designed with cockatiels and parakeets in mind for endless and repeatable fun. While the paper can be destroyed, Bonka sells bird-safe paper by the bag, so that you can continually “restock” the toy.

About The Item

The Happy Birthday Bird Toy is rated five stars on Amazon but only has three ratings. The toy has five main design components:

1 Chewing—As a bird owner, you have probably noticed that yours like to chew. It is not uncommon to see birds chewing on their own cage. This toy is equipped with shred paper so as to give your bird something to chew on.

2 Texture—This toy has a variety of textured materials that your bird will have fun exploring, testing, and playing with.

3 Visual—The toy is multi-colored and somewhat erratic which will provide an interesting “playground” for your bird.

4 Safe Materials—This toy is designed with safe materials to ensure that your bird will not get into any trouble.

5 Hanging/Placement—Lastly, this toy is designed to be hung within the cage. It is equipped with a quick link that makes it easy to hang and take down.

The Happy Birthday Bird Toy is in the shape of a “cake cup” and is stuffed with shredded paper. Beneath the cup is a bell and there is a quick link that is attached to the top of the cup.

It is a larger toy, measuring around eight inches in height and five inches in width. You’ll probably find your bird perched on the lip of the cup plucking and shredding the paper.

This toy does provide a fun and interactive environment for your bird. Unlike other more rigid toys, this toy gives the bird “pieces” (shredded paper) that it can move around, sort, and shred.

Because of this, you will probably find that your bird will play longer with this toy and enjoy it for a longer time.


The Happy Birthday Bird Toy is priced at around $9. However, if you find that your bird really loves the toy, then you may find yourself spending a lot more on restocking the toy with shredded paper.

Bonka’s bird-safe paper costs around $4. If you find that your bird is having the time of its life, then you may find yourself needing to buy more every month or two.

Pros and Cons

When it comes to toys for birds, there are plenty to choose from. While I have no doubt that Bonka’s Happy Birthday Bird Toy will provide your bird with a lot of fun, it may not be the best choice for those who are looking for a low-hassle toy.

For one, your bird will become a shredding machine and all that shredded paper will not clean up itself. So, there is “maintenance” that will need to be done.

Also, some may find it tedious to have to continually buy more shredded paper in order to restock the toy. As such, a simple toy that does not have any maintenance or needs to be restocked may be a better option.

On the other hand, birds love to chew, and shredded paper is great for that. So, if you are looking for a toy that your bird can chew, then Bonka’s Happy Birthday Bird Toy is a great option.

When it comes down to it, it is really a matter of preference. There are many toys out there that will satisfy your bird. It is just a matter of what you are looking for and what you are willing to do to maintain the toy.

Final Verdict

If you are looking for a fun toy or bird toy accessories for your bird, then Bonka’s Happy Birthday Toy is a great choice. The only large complaint against the toy is that it is always out of stock—which only points to its popularity.

However, if you are looking for a hassle-free toy, then this toy may not be for you as it will need to be restocked from time to time with more shredded paper and the shreddings will eventually need to be cleaned up. Overall, while this toy is not necessary, it is a prime choice for your bird.

What People Are Saying
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https-360petsupplies-com-redirectamzasinb010mg2rzmredirect_prodidamz-b010mg2rzmWhat People Are Saying On Amazon, there is only one review titled: “Great fun.” The reviewer rated the toy five stars and commented: “My bird loves these kinds of toys he can destroy.” There are many reviews on Bonka’s own site. When it comes to the shreded paper in particular, there are many positive reviews. One review titled “Wonderful Crinkle Paper,” said: “Love how easy this paper is to work with, the fact that it's safe for my bird yet colorful for you creation, and how tight the folds are (which allows you to see how much your bird preens it out). Great stuffer!” Another review titled “Perfect paper!” commented: “Great paper for filling shredder cages and jute baskets. My parakeets love to chew on paper all day long. This is perfect because it is already shredded, crinkled, and bird safe.” As for Bonka Bird Toys in general, their site has over 650 reviews with an average of 4.9 stars out of five. One five-star review titled “Best bird toys, best value” said: “My GCC loves these toys! Of course that means many of them get well shredded, so it's nice to get such entertaining toys for a great price.” On the more negative side, many reviewers commented about items always being out of stock. One such reviewer in her three-star review titled “Large Plastic and wooden toy parts” mentioned: “I love the selection and pricing, but there are so many items ‘out of stock,’ that shopping is frustrating!” Another such reviewer in her two-star review titled “Product availability” said: I could have ordered 8 more items had they been in stock. This happens every time. I had stopped visiting the site to begin shopping until someone told me about the coconuts I have been looking for. I struggle to make an order however, as all the toys my birds would love are simply never available…