Hey everyone! I've been meaning to review this product for a while now, but, well, I'm kind of lazy *cough cough*.
So anyways, I'm finally going to write a review for PT678 Paradise Sisal Activity Sphere - BOINGS/BUNGIES & SWINGS
This orbit is just wonderful. It's made from sisal and has colourful plastic chains hanging from it, along with a "cow bell" in the centre. This thing can easily accommodate two moody budgies, and up to four BFFs without a problem. The four different "sides" of the orbit is separated by horizontal beams(?) of sisal, meaning the budgies aren't standing right next to each other, helping to prevent any squabbling.
I've had it for a few months now, and my kids love the thing. Honestly, it offers something for everyone. It's great for budgies who enjoy swings, company, preening toys, acrobatics, chains, or bells, or all of the above, plus much more! My babes love rubbing their heads against it because apparently the sisal scritches your head in the most amazing
Furthermore, you can take foraging to the next level with this orbit. You can stuff the chain links with fruits and veggies such as apple, carrot, leafy greens, and much more. Your little ones will have to hang upside down or cling to the chains to eat those yummy foods
My little Alice just LOVES jingling the chains! They're one of the few things Alice will actually play with. She, along with the others, love playing with the little sisal fibres that poke out from it. I know that strings can pose a hazard to budgies, but few strings are longer than a few millimeters in length, and are extremely difficult to pull out or chew off. Theoretically, if a budgie were to remove one of the fibres, I seriously doubt the little guy would swallow it. The fibres would be both difficult and irritating to swallow.
You definitely get your money's worth for this product. I ordered mine from MySafeBirdStore for around $20.
If you're interested in this product, you should note that it's a pretty decent size (a bit smaller than a basket ball...probably), making an ideal communal "perch" for an aviary, double-flight cage, or for hanging from the ceiling.
Samantha, Charlie, Ju, Rumi, Lara, Pollo, Ziggy, and Alice
Rest in Peace
Sam, Nova, Joey, Maria, and Scarlet (March 4, 2014)