There’s not really any other way to say it.
My bird likes shiny things.
For instance, my blender:
Or, should I say, “our” blender.
She doesn’t like it because of what it can do, however (in fact, I suspect that the sounds it makes must remind her of a giant masticating vulture….at least if her reaction to me turning on the “power” switch is any indication).
She likes it because of what it reflects. Or, should I say, who it reflects:
Yup. That is a prettttttyyyyyyy bird.