Sunflower Seeds and Parrots
When we bought our first bird Marshmellow 18 years ago there was not much information about what to feed parrots. We gave Marshmellow a mix of fruits, vegetables, and some of the items we were eating for dinner. She also had a bowl full of seeds. In the seeds were sunflower seeds. A couple of years after Marshmellow had been a member of our home information on nutrition and Parrots was more evolved and much of the information showed that a plain seed diet was not good for parrots. With this information, Marshmellow very rarely received seeds or in this case sunflower seeds. Now 18 years later, the question remains…..Is a seed diet good for my parrot or in this case are Sunflower seeds bad for my parrot.
Here is an interesting article on “Are Sunflower Seeds Bad for Parrots” from Bryan’s Angels.
Are Sunflower Seeds Bad for Parrots
I think the best advice is everything in moderation (with exception of dangerous foods like chocolate, etc). This advice is the same for humans.
If you want to give your feathered friend a tasty, healthy treat….. try lafeber treats.
Pet Bird Training Tips
When you first start to train your feathered friend remember to keep the training fun. This is a special time for your and your feathered guy so the more upbeat you are the more they respond.
I think that this special time is a great bonding experience for you and your feathered baby. I have found that it is important to keep the training session short…..this way their attention span is focused on you and you only.
Here is a great article from Bird Channel on Training Tips for Bird Owners
Check out the full line of educational bird tricks at FunTime Birdy
"Baby" on her Sophomore Playgym
We try our best at FunTime Birdy
to produce the best products for your feathered friend. Check out what Lorna has to say:
“I cannot say enough good things about Ann and her company!!! I am a new bird owner and happened to find Fun Time Birdy while searching the net for bird trick-type toys. I placed my order and Ann called me that afternoon. I had ordered toys for big birds and I have a small conure. She helped me revise my order and it was delivered …perfectly and quickly. I then ordered a play gym…. and my conure absolutely loves it! She plays and plays until she is exhausted! Ann included free snack and toys with each order which was a really treat. But, most importantly, Ann has helped me with questions on how to raise my bird. The information I’ve received has been amazing! I didn’t know this type of customer service existed anymore!! If you haven’t ordered a play gym, you need to….it is the best thing since sliced bread! Thanks Ann!”
Lorna and “Baby”, Fort Worth Texas
Thanks so much Lorna for your kind words!!!!!!!!!!!!
Amazing video of a Palm Cockatoo drumming on a hollow tree to attract a mate.
This beautiful Cockatoo actually makes a drum stick from a branch to beat inside a hollow tree hole to attack his mate. Depending on how good a drummer he is will make a difference as to whether or not the female Cockatoo is interested in him. If only our lives were that simple. (LOL)
These birds are so beautiful!!!
FunTime Birdy Willow Tree Playgym
We love to hear from our customers and what they have to say about our products. Here is what Celine D. of California had to say about the FunTime Birdy Willow Tree Playgym
Thanks for the quick delivery and great job on the packing. Everything came in tact…very well packed, I have to repeat that. Not many companies take the time to do. The extras were a nice treat for Scarlett. She was very curious to see her new toys when we were putting it together. She watched very closely. I bring the playgym everywhere in the house but I am thinking I might have to get the stand.
Keep up the excellent customer service!
Thanks Celine. I love to hear feedback from my customers and most importantly their feathered babies!!!
Bathing your Parrot
Some of our birds just love to receive their baths while others will run for the hills. Every species of parrot is different. Our Umbrella Cockatoo Marshmellow loves to have a full bath twice a day. Our Severe Macaw Buddy lets me know when he wants his bath by dipping his feet in his water bowl and screaming. He just loves to spread his wings and flap while I spray him. Our other flock members enjoy a nice misting only once a day. Bathing is a natural act for your bird in the wild. Birds in the wild just love to frolic in a puddle after a rainstorm.
Here is an article on Bathing your Parrot from Bird Channel .
Bathing your Pet Parrot from Bird Channel
How often does your bird like to take a bath? I would love to hear your comments.
Cockatiel Ring Toss by FunTime Birdy
Thank you so much for checking on our order! Bella and Sophie love their toys. Sophie has started to take the rings off the toss, but not attempted to put them back on yet. I was so pleased with your service, I referred your website to my sister who lives in Missouri and has a Cockatiel named Daisy.
Meghan M. from CT
First Aid and your Pet Parrot
I remember the first time I tried to file my Umbrella Cockatoo Marshmellow’s nails and I filed one of her nails too short and it started to bleed. Being a new bird owner I did not know what to do. My first instinct was to call the bird store where I purchased Marshmellow. They told me to place Marmellow’s toe nail into a bar of soap to stop the bleeding. This is the quickest way to stop a bleeding nail on a bird in an emergency. Kwik Stop is an essential first aid powder that quickly stops the bleeding. Of course, at the time I did not know about Kwik Stop so the soap really helped.
Below is a great article from Pet Age magazine on First Aid and your Pet Bird by Susan Clubb. There are many good tips for the new bird owner as well the more experienced bird owner.
First Aid for Your Bird
If you know of any other first aid information for our feathered friends that is not mentioned in this article I would love to hear from you.
This is such a beautiful and amazing video. The composer took a picture of wild birds sitting on a wire and transformed their positions on the wire to musical notes in order to create beautiful music.
The music is very peaceful and relaxing. Makes you really wonder if there is a hidden meaning to the way birds sit on a wire.
What do you think? I would love to hear from you.
Umbrella Cockatoo Casey
Casey loves her new toys. See photo. She jumped right into the box. Thanks again for the extra surprises.
Jacque and Casey