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Large HookBill Bird Treats

The word “hookbill” is used as an umbrella term to cover all birds that can speak and have a certain type of beak. Included in the hookbill family are the parrot, cockatiel, macaw, parakeet, swallow-tailed kite, and several other types of parrots and parakeets that people keep as pets. The terms "softbill" and "hookbill" are both used to describe different types of birds based on the structure of their beaks. Members of the parrot family are hookbills, and the one thing they all have in common is their curved hook-like beak. The beaks have amazing strength, and these beaks can crush the tough shells of nuts, seeds, and fruits with thick skins (kiwi, banana, etc.). All of these foods make delicious, nutritious treats for your feathered pet. They eat a different diet than softbills, and knowing that a bird is a hookbill will provide an idea about the types of food it eats. You’ll find a number of large and small hookbill treats available now at the Zen Pet Supplies online store.
The beaks of parrots and other hookbills are designed to master one of their most important jobs—cracking, crushing and prying open the protective coatings around nuts and other tasty treats. While their beaks are light in weight, they are incredibly strong. You will be amazed at what your hookbill species can do when he sets his mind to it. A number of the treats in our current inventory have that protective coating that birds love to destroy. If you’ve read some of our other bird product pages, you know that birds are highly intelligent and very energetic. You also know that they get bored very quickly and easily. When a bird gets bored, he gets destructive—to himself and his surroundings. By keeping your bird mentally and physically stimulated, you will be doing your part to ensure he does not get bored and destructive.

By choosing large hookbill treats here, you will provide your bird the opportunity to forage (search for food), which is something birds in the wild do instinctually. Foraging requires a bird to look for, locate, and retrieve his “prize.” Birds in the wild are constantly foraging to find food, but while foraging for food isn’t a necessity for pet birds, it is something they enjoy and it’s something that provides both the mental and physical stimulation birds crave. The benefits of providing thesel treats on a regular basis are numerous. A bored bird will often scream and destroy his environment, so by providing plenty of treats for your pet bird, you will help to enrich your pet’s life and minimize the time-consuming, messy cage clean-ups you have to perform. Please feel free to browse the large selection of nutritious, affordable and tasty large hookbill bird treats available now at the Zen Pet Supplies online store.