You might have walked passed this interactive parrot toy this holiday season and thought, "How annoying. I'm so glad no one's going to give our kids that obnoxious toy for [insert holiday here]." That was us -- only to realize two rips into an unwrapping that our 7 year old daughter received this boisterous bird from her grandmother. I have to say we were pleasantly surprised.
Not only do all three of our kids (ages 5, 7 and 9) think Squawkers is hilarious, but he isn't non-stop noise or one of those absent-minded interactive stuffed animals that seem to be reacting only to themselves, or to random noises throughout the house, or to wind, or to the effect of moonrays on the Atlantic Ocean. Maybe that's why he's a joy and not a torture? He works! And, though a bit rude, he's funny.
Squawkers comes with a tropical tree stand, and a remote (which requires additional AAA batteries). The remote can be set to common responses, dances and "gag" responses, like passing gas. He responds to phrases like "Give me a kiss" and "I love you" with smart-aleck remarks like, "Yeh, I love me, too." While he is fully animated, and moves his head, beak and wings, he's still plush enough to cuddle up to, and comes off his stand for easy toting or standing on his own.
I would buy him for elementary aged children who still enjoy stuffed animals.