Forage: (verb) To search for provisions. For birds, foraging typically means to search for food. Wild birds spend much of their days looking for food (foraging), while pet birds have food handed to them by their owners. Today it is recommended to make your pet bird “work” for its food like the wild birds. Hiding food in toys or placing food in different areas inside its pet bird cage make a pet bird forage for its food and therefore keeps it both physically and mentally active. In the past few years many new foraging products have been created for pet birds to help keep them active.
Watch Pepik, a Congo African grey, foraging away with his homemade pinata.