I had originally placed this blue toy in Steve's cage, but he was frightened of it, so I placed it on the stand instead. It had been in Max's cage a few years ago, and she was happy to see it again!It is a foraging toy -- I can put something inside and then the parrot is supposed to make the item go through a little maze. I hadn't done that, though. She was happy to play with it as is!
She is one of the most playful parrots I have ever seen, and it makes me so happy to see her so excited over a new toy!
This is especially clear to me now, as her behavior is in direct opposition to Steve's. I have not yet seen him play with a toy, and he spends his time perched on one perch. I know it will take time to get him to love to play with toys, but he'll get there!
After Max's toy exertion, she recharged herself with some peas: