Monthly Archives: August 2010

Bird Kabobs will be a hit with your Bird!!!!

Bird Kabobs for Parrots

Bird Kabobs for Parakeets to Macaw

Our own birds just love Wesco’s Bird Kabobs.  Our little Parakeet Snowy began really digging into hers the other day.  Our customers love them to!!  Check out what Debbie from California wrote me.

Hello Ann,

Thanks for the inquiry about the kabobs.  All the birds love them and as hard as I try to make them last, I’m a pushover and end up replacing them every couple of days or so.  If I’m lucky there may be a piece or two left, which I string together to make one whole one as often as possible.  No doubt I’ll be back soon for some more kabobs and probably some other fun toys as well.

Thank you so much for your great service, easy website and surprise gift with my purchases!  You have  a customer for life over here!

I’m sure I’ll be back to your site soon.

Debbie – California

Parakeets as Pets

Parakeets as Pets

Parakeets as Pets

My first ever pet as a little girl was a Parakeet named Blue Boy.  I have had Parakeets my entire life.  My little “Olive” pictured on the left, inspired me to start my own business.  She passed away in 2004 but her memory lives forever in my heart.

If you’re considering purchasing a pet parakeet, you can’t go wrong. These adorable creatures make delightful companions and are relatively inexpensive to care for. Parakeets are 7 inches long and weigh between 3-5 ounces. Most parakeets live 5-10 years. But with proper care and attention, they can live up to 14.

Here are just a few of the reasons why parakeets are ideal pets:

  • They are excellent talkers and singers. As they play with their bird toys , parakeets will sing, whistle or chatter. This can be quite amusing. If you play music around your little guy you may find that he has learned to sing along with a particular CD.
  • They are fantastic entertainers. Parakeets love to play. If you provide your feathered friend with various types of bird toys,  he’ll keep you entertained for hours and because parakeets are so vivacious, they will put their parakeet toys to good use. So be sure to purchase bird toys that are well-made and won’t fall apart on the first day.
  • They are great with kids. Unlike macaws or African Greys, which tend to be a bit temperamental, parakeets are calm and predictable. They love attention and get along well with just about everyone.

Having a pet parakeet can be an extremely rewarding experience. By feeding your parakeet a pelleted diet and providing him with plenty of bird toys and mental stimulation, you can keep him happy and healthy his whole life.

7 Tips “Parrot-Proofing” Your Home

7 Tips for Parrot Proofing your Home

7 Tips for Parrot Proofing your Home

We all know the importance of “child-proofing” our homes when we have little ones running around. Well, the same policy holds true for feathered children. Your home is wrought with a thousand dangers that could potentially harm or kill your bird. Here are 7 tips for keeping your parrot safe and sound:

  1. Get rid of your non-stick cookware. These types of pots and pans can be deadly to your bird. Non-stick cookware releases an odorless gas that will poison your bird when inhaled. Try cooking with cast iron pans instead.
  2. Keep your Parrot Play Gyms and Bird Stands out of the kitchen while you are cooking. Your bird could seriously injure himself if he flies too close to a hot stove or a pot of boiling water.  As a general rule, only have your bird in the kitchen with you when you are finished cooking and are ready to eat.
  3. Remove electrical cords from your parrots reach. Parrots love bird toys but they have difficulty distinguishing which items are actually bird toys and which ones are off limits. As a result, be sure your feathered friend does not have access to any electrical outlets or phone cords.
  4. Keep human food safely stored in the cupboard. If you routinely let your bird out of his cage take careful precautions that no toxic food is left lying around. Keep things like chocolate, alcohol, caffeine and salt well out of reach.
  5. Make sure ceiling fans are turned off. If it’s time to let your bird out of his cage to play with his bird toys or sit on his favorite playgym, flip OFF the ceiling fan. Your parrot could accidently get caught in the fan and killed.
  6. Cover windows and mirrors. When parrots see glass, they think it is open space that they can fly right through. If your parrot hits a window flying at full speed, he could seriously injure himself.
  7. Get rid of aerosol air fresheners and scented candles. Although you may love the aroma of these items, they could harm your bird. Parrots have extremely sensitive respiratory systems. So extra care should be taken to preserve their health.

Review: Junior Dino Bolt Bird Toy by FunTime Birdy

Jasper and the FunTime Birdy Dino Bolt Bird Toy

Jasper and the FunTime Birdy Dino Bolt Bird Toy

Check out Jasper playing on his FunTime Birdy Junior Dino Bolt Bird Toy.

This video was sent in by Carolyn M. of New York.

She could not believe how much Jasper loves his FunTime Birdy Dino Bolt Bird Toy.  Right out of the box, he could not stop playing.  What a great action video.

Check out link below for Jasper’s video.

Jasper the African Grey Lovin’ his new FunTime Birdy Dino Bolt Bird Toy

Thanks Carolyn for this great video!!!!!!!!!

FunTime Birdy Now Accepting PayPal

FunTime Birdy - Paypal

FunTime Birdy - Paypal

For all those that love to use PayPal as their method of payment at their favorite on-line store, FunTime Birdy has heard you loud and clear.  Buy your favorite Bird Toy(s), Parrot Stands, Bird Perches, Foraging Bird Toys and more at FunTime Birdy using your PayPal account.

Alex and Me by Irene Pepperberg (Podcast)

Alex and Me by Irene Pepperberg

Alex and Me by Irene Pepperberg

This is a podcast with Irene Pepperberg as she talks about her book “Alex and Me” which is about her adventures with “Alex” the magnificent African Grey.

Alex was a one of a kind African Grey parrot who for 30 years defied science with his magnificent “Human” like skills.

He was able to change the perception of non-bird people to one of belief that birds are extremely intelligent, as any bird owner already knows.

I remember when I heard that Alex passed away.  I was so sad.  He was truly an amazing bird.

Listen to Irene Pepperberg’s Podcast

I would love to hear your stories on how “Alex” changed your life and perception of birds.


Can your Parrot Help you with your Mail?

Kacy the Black Capped Conure

Kacy the Black Capped Conure

Cute video of the amazing Kacy the Conure.  She is so so talented.  Our parrots are really good at doing tricks like Basketball and the Ring Toss but Kacy has so many tricks.

FunTime Birdy has a full line of Educational Trick Training props for your bird.

FunTime Birdy Educational and Trick Training Bird Toys