Yessss! good one illusive. TOYS TOYS TOYS!!!
Toys are so very important. Our birds are so intelligent and active. They NEED lots of toys, different types, to keep their busy minds and bodies happy and stimulated.
I too leave a couple of their most favorites in their cage at all times. One of which is the same swing Bob is so in love with, of which we have 2 of. Their other fav is a shiny disco ball with a bell at the bottom, and a toy made from weaved palm leaves in star shapes i hung a bell from. They ARE like old friends, things they can depend on to be there when they are locked in their cage and bored.
Other toys I switch out every couple days.
Another thing they really like is an old birdy tub that they never liked for a tub..it's tub shaped and has a mirror at the bottom. Waaay too small for an actual BATH
i put cat balls n beads and wads of paper in it and they love to toss everything OUT of it.
Here is a very easy homemade toy that my 2 enjoy. http://www.budgieplace.com/diy_cloud.html
Yu might want to start out with a small "cloud" so as not to scare them
There are other toy ideas on that site also if you click on back to DIY page at the bottom.
I DO NOT endorse all the toy suggestions. Some I DO NOT like for safety reasons. Be responsible and use good judgement when choosing materials!!
Another simple thing they enjoy is a few pony beads wrapped in a little piece of paper and twisted closed to hold the beads in. They like tearing in to the paper to get the beads out.
Use your imaginations to come up with entertaining and mind stimulating activities/boredom busters. Makes for happy buddies