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9 Best Bird Playground Selections Your Pet Bird Will Love

Last Updated - June 5, 2022

Bird playgrounds and perches are an absolute must-have, no matter what pet birds breed you own. With pet birds confined in bird cages all day every day, they can develop restlessness and troublesome behavior. They can become destructive and have excessive screeching, squawking behavior.

A bird playground or a play area is a great option to entertain your pet bird for hours and assist your bird in getting enough exercise. They are great tools to keep your friend busy and entertained outside their cage. The playground is designed for your pet bird to play independently and will improve both their mental and physical well-being.

To help you shop and find the best bird playground, we have rounded 9 best playgrounds for your feathered friends. Whether you have medium-sized birds or smaller birds, we have options for every size to ease boredom and increase bird activity levels.

What Is a Bird Playground

A bird playground or a bird's play gym is an excellent way to stimulate your bird's mind, increase physical activity, and give them a change of scenery with plenty of toys, texture, and activities. 

What To Consider When Choosing A Play Gym 

Material

When choosing a play gym, the material will determine the quality and how long it will last. Birds love to chew, so you will want to find a durable and safe material in case of ingestion. While plastic materials are cheaper and last longer, they can be harmful to your bird when ingested. On the other hand, wood is aesthetically appealing, but it won't last as long as plastic or metal. Metal tends to be on the pricier end, but they are long-lasting.

Whatever material you choose, make sure it can stand evenly on the surface without the playground being wobbly. Some birds don't like it when it's a bit wobbly and will not use it.

Size

Some play gyms can be quite large and require a large space, so make sure the play gym you choose can fit comfortably in your living space. Always check to see what size parrot the playground is designed for to determine if it's suitable for your pet bird.

Easy to clean

Birds can be pretty messy so when looking for a playground, make sure it is crafted using materials that are easy to clean. With a damp cloth or vacuuming, playgrounds are typically easy to clean, and some include a removable bottom tray that makes cleaning even easier. 

Toys And Play Gym

The bird playground should be a fun place for your birds, and it should have a ladder and perching areas along with toys to allow your birds to climb, chew, and swing. Some gyms include toys, and some include hangers that will enable you to add your birds' favorite toys.

9 The Best Bird Playgrounds For Your Feathered Friend

Prevue Pet Products Small Parrot Playstand

Best Floor Stand

overall 

4.5/5

Price

$$$$$

Sturdiness

Easy To Clean

Easy To Assemble

Archie & Oscar Wood & Metal Bird Play Gym

Your feathery friends are sure to love this Wood and Metal Bird Play Gym from Archie & Oscar. The interactive bird playground offers a dedicated place for physical activity and mental stimulation. It features a swing, two ladders, two perches, three toy hangers, and two food and water cups. Rolling caster wheels, a removable seed guard, and a pull-out tray make for easy transportation and cleaning. Crafted from a sturdy metal frame with a black hammer tone finish, it's designed to last through years of enjoyment.

Material

Metal

Size

57'' H x 30'' W x 22'' D

What We Like

  • Very sturdy and heavy duty
  • Easy to assemble
  • Catch any mess
  • Very customizable

What We Don't Like

  • Some birds don't like playing with it

Mrli Pet Bird Perch Platform Stand

Best For Small Sized Birds

overall 

4.5/5

Price

$$

Sturdiness

Easy To Clean

Easy To Assemble

Mrli Pet Bird Perch Platform Stand

The search is over. When kept as pets, parrots need time outside of their cage to play, exercise, and interact with their human companions. With this in mind, the skilled team of Mrli Pet craftsmen has designed a system of entertainment and practical exercise structures for a variety of parrots.

This Mrli Pet Wood Bird Toy Activity Center provides a colorful, fun environment that your friend will surely enjoy. If your birds love perches, this parrot platform stand includes multiple perches, ladders, and swings to give your bird plenty of opportunities to get exercise. The swing provides a challenging spin game and slides the ring, and the toy is perfect for your bird to chew. The fun climbing tree will keep your bird busy and exercising. Crafted from natural, non-toxic wood, this bird toy activity center will provide hours of entertainment for your pet.

Suitable for small sized birds such as parakeet, cockatiel, and conure parrots.

Material

Wood and screw

Size

42cm(16.5") L x 32cm(12.6") H x 44cm(17.3") W

What We Like

  • Sturdy 
  • Easy to assemble

What We Don't Like

  • Pan is to small. Bird may poop over the edge 

The Ultimate Indulger Play Gym

Best For Medium Size Birds

overall 

5/5

Price

$$$$$

Sturdiness

Easy To Clean

Easy To Assemble

The Ultimate Indulger Play Gym

Entertain your pet birds with The Ultimate Indulger Play Gym. This play-gym is the perfect thing to keep your bird occupied while out of the cage! It features stairs, a swing, two stainless steel bowls, and numerous stainless steel hooks to hang your birds' favorite toys. Crafted from furniture-grade PVC, this play stand is heavy-duty and is large enough to accommodate several birds at once.

Suitable for small and medium-size birds.

Material

Furniture Grade PVC, Stainless Steel

Size

22" L x 65.5 H x  1-5/16" Diameter

What We Like

  • Sturdy 
  • Handmade
  • Easy to assemble

What We Don't Like

Echaprey Bird Playground

Best For Multiple Birds Households

overall 

4.8/5

Price

$$

Sturdiness

Easy To Clean

Easy To Assemble

Echaprey Bird Playground

The pet wood bird playground can provide a colorful, fun environment for your bird to reduce boredom and stress. Perfect for bird owners with multiple pet birds. A great training play stands for portable bird perch, suitable for exercise and interaction with human companions. This play gym is crafted from natural wood that is non-toxic and will not hurt the birds' feet. Your pet bird will be entertaining for hours with a removable tray, ladder, bells, swing, chewing bird toys, and stainless steel water cups.

Suitable for small to medium size birds

Material

Wood

Size

18.7"L x 12.6" W x 20.8" H

What We Like

  • Made of natural wood
  • Easy to assemble

What We Don't Like

  • Pan is to small. Bird may poop over the edge 

A&E Cage The O Parrot Play Stand

Worth the Splurge

overall 

4.8/5

Price

$$

Sturdiness

Easy To Clean

Easy To Assemble

A&E Cage The O Parrot Play Stand

While this play bird stand does come with a high price tag, it's hard to beat this durable A&E Cage The O Parrot Play Stand. When it comes to playing, the bigger, the better. With multi-levels, your bird can stay active and move around during play. The simple playground design allows you to DIY and adds your birds' favorite toys. And the best part is cleaning is a breeze and easy to assemble!

Material

Wrought Iron

Size

32 x 21 x 64 in

What We Like

  • Sturdy
  • Great for large birds
  • Multi-level 

What We Don't Like

  • Will need some time to assemble

Penn-Plax Small Bird Activity Center

Most Budget Friendly

overall 

4.4/5

Price

$

Sturdiness

Easy To Clean

Easy To Assemble

Penn-Plax Small Bird Activity Center

Give your small bird the physical activity and mental stimulation it needs with this Small Bird Activity Center from Penn-Plax. The tiny bird gym boasts an array of rope perch, wood perches, ladders, swings, bells, and toys to keep your pet entertained for hours on end. Crafted from solid wood, cotton ropes, and colorful toy details that are easy to assemble and clean. Measuring 9 in x 11 in x 10 in, it's the perfect size for smaller birds like canaries, finches, parakeets, and budgies.

Material

Wood

Size

Small: 9 x 9 x 8.25 in

What We Like

  • Many activities
  • Great for small sized birds
  • Very affordable

What We Don't Like

  • May not be very sturdy

QBLEEV Bird Cage Play Stand Toy Set

Best Mountable Play Gym

overall 

4.4/5

Price

$

Sturdiness

Easy To Clean

Easy To Assemble

QBLEEV Bird Cage Play Stand Toy Set

This space-saving QBLEEV Bird Cage Play Stand Toy Set can be attached to your pet birdcage. With this bird play gym set, it can engage your pet bird both physically and mentally. Easy to assemble to mount on the cage with wing nuts and washers. The birdcage toy set includes: perch, T stand, swing, ladders, rattan ball bell, and chew toys.

Suitable for small birds.

Material

Wood, rattan

Size

11.34 x 9.53 x 3.03 in

What We Like

  • Crafted from natural material
  • Affordable
  • Crafted from natural material

What We Don't Like

  • Hard to assemble

Rockever Parrot Play Stand Bird Playground

Best Portable Play Stand

overall 

4.4/5

Price

$

Sturdiness

Easy To Clean

Easy To Assemble

Rockever Parrot Play Stand Bird Playground

Unlike the other play stand, this Rockever Parrot Play Stand Bird Playground offers a nesting box for your bird to hide and get some privacy. It comes with bowls so your bird is able to snack and drink while playing, and the tray at the bottom will catch the mess. The birds' playground has plenty of perches and ways to arrange toys for the birds—designed for small-medium size birds such as parakeets, cockatiel, and conure parrots. The play gym is crafted from solid and high-quality wood, and it is easy to assemble with pre-drilled holes.

Suitable for small-medium size birds.

Material

Wood

Size

16"x11.8"x24.9 in

What We Like

  • Crafted from natural material
  • Food dishes are nice and fit well and don't come off easily
  • Affordable

What We Don't Like

  • Bottom tray may be too small to catch messes
  • Flimsy 

Bird Play Ground

Best Handmade Play Ground

overall 

4.8/5

Price

$$$

Sturdiness

Easy To Clean

Easy To Assemble

This Bird Playground offers a completely natural living environment to your pet birds. It mimics the wild with multiple levels and activities to entertain your birds. Handmade from all-natural materials from Quince tree. Crafted from natural tree branches, your pet bird could eliminate their gnawing habits and have a fun time at the same time and for the health of their beaks. It features ropes and natural beads (unpainted) in certain playground places to attract your birds, so you won't have to worry about bird chewing and ingesting anything toxic.

Suitable for small size birds.

Material

Wood, Wire, Wooden beads

Size

5.1" L x 5.9" H

What We Like

  • Crafted from natural material
  • High quality
  • Affordable

What We Don't Like

  • Will take some time to assemble

About the Author

Lara Girsko

Doctor of veterinary medicine with extensive experience in animal welfare with a strong interest in feline medicine and plans to pursue ABVP-Feline specialty board certification. A key member of many local veterinary associations and avid reader of animal related science journals and studies.

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