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Nature's Instinct Birdie Basketball Gym

This innovative, interactive basketball gym for birds has a real basketball and hoop. Plus, it automatically dispenses a treat reward whenever a basket is made!
Overall rating:
3.667 / 5
3.7
 / 
5
(3 reviews) 3
2 of 3(67%)customers recommend this product.
Reviews for Nature's Instinct Birdie Basketball Gym
Review 1 for Nature's Instinct Birdie Basketball Gym
Overall rating 
3 / 5
3 / 5 3 reviews

It's okay, not the best, but very inexpensive!

July 27, 2012
by OliviaLovesPitBulls
fromAtlanta, GA
What is your gender?F
How many pets do you have?2
How often do you shop at PetSmart?Weekly
I've been wanting to get a little playground for my parakeet, Toby, and when I saw this one on sale for TWO BUCKS at my local Petsmart, I grabbed one of the last few they had in stock. I mean, $2? Really?
It was very easy to assemble, so that was good. But it's not the easiest for my bird to play with. He hates the dumbell, and won't go near it. He mostly just sits on the little red climbing thing, and I've tried to teach him to shoot some hoops, but he's not very interested in doing so.
Overall, I wouldn't really say this is a GREAT product, but it serves it's purpose. My bird just likes to hang out, but every bird is different.
Hope this helped!
+10points
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Review 2 for Nature's Instinct Birdie Basketball Gym
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5 3 reviews

Well...

February 20, 2012
by animals2786
fromDetroit, MI
What is your gender?F
How many pets do you have?2
How often do you shop at PetSmart?Monthly
Pet Satisfaction 
4 / 5
4 / 5 3 reviews
Safety 
3 / 5
3 / 5 3 reviews
The play gym was a great idea, but it could have been better developed. I honestly thought it would be a great play stand for my Conure, but apparently not. As soon as I put her on the large red perch, she flew off of it. I realized it was beginning to shake rapidly when she moved on it. She's a very light bird and the gym was made for birds her size, but it didn't hold up. My bird liked the basketball hoop, although she sat on it instead of putting the basketball in it. The weights, I feel, were there for just decoration. My bird didn't like that very much. The orange swing teetered unevenly and fell off it's hook. It was hard to insert back, so I just left it off. The food and water bowls on top of the red perch was ok, except when you moved the whole play gym around the food and water sloshed around. Overall, I would not recommend this product.
Pros: Keeps Pet Entertained, easy to wash
Cons: easily destroyed
+10points
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Review 3 for Nature's Instinct Birdie Basketball Gym
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5 3 reviews

A- Play Gym

November 13, 2011
by Parrots13
fromSan Diego, California
What is your gender?F
How many pets do you have?5 or more
How often do you shop at PetSmart?Monthly
I purchased this play gym for my white-faced cockatiel when he was two years old. After he rejected the play gym I built for him, (like he does with most of his toys!), I was looking for a play gym that would really allow him to interact with it. This one seemed to do the trick. He started out looking kinda skeptical about the play gym. It was fairly easy to put together, but it was broken a little bit as well. It's a little bit small for my cockatiel, but he still seemed to enjoy it ( excluding the pointless little swing- I don't think that would fit a finch!!) and especially liked the little basketball hoop, that dispenses a treat every time you put the ball in. Overall, I'd say for the price (which was relatively cheep), the overall quality and satisfaction for my bird would be an A-.
+12points
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