Tactile – Tactile enrichment refers to any offering that provides a variety of textures for your bird to explore. Tactile is the sense of touch. A tactile enrichment opportunity asks the bird to manipulate the item to get the full experience. The manipulation may result in destruction or it may just be a textural experience that will last through many encounters. For birds that are over preening tactile enrichment can be very helpful in lessening the behavior. Shredding, chewing and preening toys are all good examples of tactile enrichment.