We began designing & creating bird friendly toys when the prices of bird toys at retail stores began to wear on our pocket books.
Like all parrot owners, we wanted to provide the best, most affordable toys & products for our birds, but the prices for most bird toys and accesories were outrageous in comparison to the toys being sold.
It all started with the Snuggly Sleeper. Our Quaker Parrot, Sparx, and our Black Headed Caique, Chipper, loved to sleep in bird tents at night. Sparx would poo in her tent, but the tents sold at retail stores had bases made of cardboard inside the fabric. This made washing her hut in a washing machine nearly impossible.
I decided to create my own version of Bird Sleeping tents and came up with the Snuggly Sleeper. I incorporated a plastic base into the soft fleece fabric, as well as designs on the tents, since those sold at stores were just the bland colors- No prints!
I measured carefully and sewed one up. I tried this on Sparx, and she LOVED it!
I had all this fabric left over, as well as more plastic and cording, so I sewed up a few more.. and it was so much fun that eventually I had 30 or so tents made up, with varying fleece prints!
I later decided to try my hand at selling them at local bird fairs, since I made mine by scratch, I could price them for HALF the price that Retail Stores sold their non-washable versions.
And it hit me- Why stop there?? If I can provide fellow avian lovers with cheap, yet high quality Sleepers, why not try & see if I can also provide them with toys? And Play Gyms? Why not Ceiling savers??
And here you have it- The Sunny Hollow Aviaries Store- an Addition to my breeding website.