Foraging Toys! Foot Toys!
Toys for Shredding and Preening!
Tasty Treats, Perches, and more!


Setting Up the Cage

Advice on setting up the cage, choosing the right perches and adding essential accessories.

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Understanding Your Amazon Parrot

Amazon Parrots Aren't For Everybody! Before bringing home a parrot, do your research! Find out what species best suits your personality and lifestyle. Amazons aren't for everyone - but neither are Cockatoos, Macaws or African Greys!

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Hormones Or My Bird is Driving Me Crazy!

Hormones have a LOT to do with your birds bad behavior! This article will help you understand why your bird is acting the way he or she is and how to deal with it.

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Safe Plants for Parrots

A Handy List of Toxic and Non-Toxic Branches and Plants for Parrots and Pet Birds

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Keeping Things Clean!

Advice on cleaning the cage, toys and accessories, as well as the importance of baths and / or showers to keep the birds clean and healthy too!

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Recipes To Please A Parrot!

Recipes to please your parrots! Make every bite count!

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Feeding My Flock

Birds are a lot like kids when it comes to eating. They can be picky. But...If you keep offering different foods in a variety of ways, sooner or later they may just decide they really DO like it after all!

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About The StoreAbout The StoreAbout The Store
Welcome to The Laughing Parrot!  Thank you for choosing to support a small business!

My name is Carol. I am the owner of The Laughing Parrot as well as the toy designer, office manager, secretary and bookkeeper. I handle all of the ordering, inventory control, shipping and receiving! If you order a toy designed by me - it will also be made by me!

I have a flock of 3 Amazon parrots at home who share a room of their own.  
Yellow Crowned Amazon Huey (a.k.a. Baby Huey) hatched in 2003. Huey was the first Amazon baby that I raised. (We no longer breed parrots). Huey has a large vocabulary and sings a number of songs including Old McDonald, Take Me Out to The Ballgame, Little Brown Jug and You are My Sunshine. Huey is a laughing, singing fool and it's for him that The Laughing Parrot was named.

Bud and Bubba, both full brothers to Huey, are the best of friends and are always together.

Bud, hatched in 2006, talks very well and uses many full phrases in context, even so, he is not the accomplished singer that his brother Huey is.

Bubba, the baby in our flock, hatched in 2008. He doesn't have quite the vocabulary his brothers do but he does talk, whistle and tries his best to sing along. His favorite phrase is "Tickle, tickle - Tickle your belly!"

What got me started....
I began making bird toys for my own birds then started selling them to members of my bird club. From there...The Laughing Parrot just began to take on a life of it’s own. The Laughing Parrot has been in official operation, holding a valid, legal business license since April of 2004.
We are in no way affiliated with any other person or persons who may have casually operated under a similar name prior to that time or who may have since then opened a business under a name similar to The Laughing Parrot.

Formerly a breeder of White Capped Pionus, Mustached Parrots and Yellow Crowned Amazons, I no longer breed birds of any kind. My very first parrot was a Quaker named Hiccup. After that came a Red Bellied Parrot, a Blue & Gold Macaw, a pair of Vos Eclectus and my sweet little Mustached Parrot Zipper who I miss VERY much.

A few of the personal beliefs that I stand by....: I believe that all baby birds should be allowed to fledge completely before flight feathers are trimmed. This includes learning how to properly corner and land without incident. Some breeders clip the wings soon after the very first flight before the chest muscles are fully developed and the baby has had a chance to learn to maneuver and land properly. This often results in crash landings that bruise keel bones and break tail feathers.

I believe in feeding a daily diet of nutritionally complete pellets which contain no artificial colors or flavors. In addition to pellets, my own flock is offered a variety of fresh greens, vegetables, a little fruit and a few nuts every day. Along with this, they also enjoy a variety of seeds such as pumpkin, squash, pepper, melon, star anise etc. However, I do not feed commercially prepared seed diets of any kind. I frequently prepare special cooked recipes to add variety to my birds diet and keep things interesting. A selection of these can be found in the RECIPES section of this website.

Feeding companion parrots can be a controversial subject. I have tried many different types of diets for my birds. The method that I have settled on is the one that I feel seems to best suit my flock. My parrots are all healthy, happy and have an iridescent glow to their feathers - a sure sign of overall good health! Of course, you should use your own good judgment when deciding what works for you and yours.

About the ToysAbout the ToysAbout the Toys
What began as colorful, interesting, hand made toys for my own flock of parrots eventually evolved into a small business now known as The Laughing Parrot.  
As a bird lover and a business owner, I would never consider selling toys that I did not feel were safe to offer my own birds. Therefore...

Safety is a priority here at The Laughing Parrot but as with ALL toys, please use good judgment and supervise your birds while at play. Only you know how your bird plays. Remove toys when cording becomes frayed and of course remove parts that have been broken as well as any toys that you feel might pose a threat to the overall safety of your bird.

Each and every toy design from The Laughing Parrot is tested and approved by our own flock of quality control experts before being duplicated and added to the site. To help give you an idea of the actual size of a toy, we’ve included photo’s of many of the designs being tested by our feathered flock of quality control experts!

All Original, trademark designs of The Laughing Parrot are Made in the USA.
Toys from The Laughing Parrot are created using bird safe parts. Most Laughing Parrot toys include a nickel plated quick link for hanging.
Toys are strung on all natural cotton, hemp, stainless steel wire or Paulie Rope. Paulie Rope is a special polyethylene rope invented specifically for use in bird toys. It is vet-approved and has been in use by toy makers since 1994 with a perfect safety record. It combines special soft fibers and a specific manufacturing process to produce a tangle-free rope which will not harm birds if swallowed.
We hand dye our bird safe hardwood and pine shapes in small batches using human food grade dyes resulting in awesome colors!
Our toy designs may also include any or all of the following:
All natural, organic, wild grapevine, Solid plastic shapes, Bamboo shredders and / or vegetable tanned leather pieces.

From time to time, we may run out of certain parts and at other times some parts may become unavailable. In such cases, similar parts may be substituted.
Please be advised toy part colors will vary. We are happy to accept special orders for toys made with natural un-dyed wood parts. Please contact us if interested.

Keep checking back - we'll be adding new toy designs all the time!
We offer wood toys to teach and entice the most inexperienced chewers as well as chunkier wood toys designed to provide a sense of accomplishment to those who have already mastered the art of chewing.

We’ve got a great selection of foot toys for the toy box too. Your birds DO have a toy box don’t they? A toy box can be as simple as a large, extra food dish or even an unbleached willow basket or plastic storage crate attached to the side of the cage. Fill it with small toys that your bird can pick up with his feet. When they chew parts off of larger hanging toys, don’t throw those parts out right away - add them to the toy box!

In addition to the toys created and sold exclusively by The Laughing Parrot, we also offer a few toys from other sources that our own birds just happen to love.

Personal favorites include totally shreddable Planet Pleasures Pinatas, and the ever popular Birdy Boing!
What’s a boing? It’s a comfy, springy perch or portable play area that simulates the sway and bounce of a natural live tree branch. It makes a great portable perch or play area that can be hung in the cage or from a ceiling hook in any room. I have one in every cage and nearly every room of the house! My birds LOVE them!

  • Fort Wayne, Indiana, United States

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We are located in Fort Wayne, Indiana USA.  We do not have a retail storefront for walk-in sales.  

Sales Tax

Sales tax of 7% will be added to any order shipped to an address within the state of Indiana.

For the health and safety of everyone's birds we do not accept returns or exchanges.



Most orders will be shipped via United States Postal Service Priority mail with delivery confirmation.
Heavier orders may be shipped via UPS or FedEx at our discretion.
Occasionally large, bulky items or out of stock items may be drop shipped separately to the customer from our distributor. Due to the prohibitive cost of shipping these items cannot be shipped outside the US.
In stock order will be shipped within 2 business days. If for any reason a delay is necessary, you will be notified via email.

Shipping charges on orders to be shipped outside the U.S. based on the size, weight and destination of the package to be shipped. International orders please email for exact shipping charges or place your order using the the shopping cart. We will then email you with a shipping quote and wait for your approval before charging your credit card or sending a PayPal money request.

Special Orders

Most of our toy designs are also available made with natural wood parts using no colors or dyes. To inquire about availability or for more information, please send us an email.