Monthly Archives: February 2011

Parrot Comfort Foods

Parrot Comfort Foods

Parrot Comfort Foods

Our birds just love to chow down on Farina.  Yes, the whole wheat cereal.  Since we have five birds of our own, each one of ours has a food item that they love the most.

For our Severe Macaw “Buddy”, he just loves “Cherrios” cereal with a little Rice Milk on top to soften them up a bit.  What is your birds favorite “Comfort” food?

Here is an interesting article from Chris Davis from the Bird Channel website entitled “Bird Comfort Foods”.

Bird Comfort Foods

Ann
FunTime Birdy

Only 2 Days Left for our Winter Sale at FunTime Birdy!!!

Winter Savings

Winter Savings Sale at FunTime Birdy

Come out of the cold………and Save Big!!!!!

Only 2 Days Left to FunTime Birdy’s Winter Savings Sale is over!

Save on Bird Toys, Parrot Playgyms, Bird Cages, Bird Perches, Bird Supplies and More!!!!!

Ann
FunTime Birdy

Bird Humor with Human Technology

Cartoon of Birds in Tree

Birds with Human Technology

I saw this cartoon in our local Sunday section of our paper.  I thought this was so funny and made me laugh.

I also posted this on our Facebook FunTime Birdy Page and one of our customers commented that “Birds have been tweeting for years”.

So this technology is not “New” to the feathered kind.

Ann
FunTime Birdy

Cockatoo Bird Stand with Sal the Umbrella Cockatoo

We just love to hear from our customers.  See “Sal” the Umbrella Cockatoo below and what his Mom thinks of the FunTime Birdy Senior Playgym.
Umbrella Cockatoo from FunTime Birdy

Sal - the Cockatoo on a FunTime Birdy Bird Stand

Hi There,
The play stand arrived and we’re both delighted. Sal is also enjoying the foot toys you included.

I have attached some pictures of Sal enjoying his play stand

Your business is great. Will certainly be a repeat customer.

Thank you very much! You guys are awesome!

Ellen and Sal (Umbrella Cockatoo) – Washington

Thanks Ellen for the wonderful compliments.  I am so happy that Sal loves his play stand.

Ann
FunTime Birdy

3 Mistakes to Avoid When Choosing a Bird Perch

Bird Perches

Example of a Nail and Pedicure Bird Perch

Birds spend an exorbitant amount of time on their feet every day. As a result, it is critical that you provide your feathered friend with plenty of comfortable bird perches. However, selecting a bird perch for your parrot takes time and consideration. Simply purchasing the cheapest or the first bird perch you find is a mistake. Selecting the wrong kind of perches can cause your bird to develop sores, arthritis and joint pain. Here are 3 mistakes to avoid when selecting a bird perch for your bird:

1.    Not Considering the Size of Your Bird’s Feet:

Believe it or not, every parrot has a different foot size. Even parrots of the same species vary in foot length. It’s important to remember that every bird, like every person, is unique.  As a result, you cannot go with the “one-size fits all mentality” when selecting a bird perch for your bird. The same holds true when selecting bird toys or bird stands—you need to consider your parrot and his/her needs. As a general rule, your bird’s feet should be able to wrap 75% around the perch. This is ideal and will help your bird achieve maximum comfort. If your bird’s foot appears flat while on a bird perch, it is too large. If his foot wraps all the way around, it is too small.

2.    Not Offering Variety:

I have a simple rule when selecting bird toys for my feathered friends….variety is key when it comes to selecting bird toys. This same principle holds true for bird perches. While there should be one perch for sleeping that is absolutely ideal for your bird, you should also offer other perches for your feathered friend to use. Not all perches should be the same. Rope perches can be fun for parrots. Pedicure perches (cement) can help trim nails. Offering a variety of sizes and textures is critical for helping your birds maintain healthy feet.

3.    Not Providing Enough Perches:

If your bird cage only has a single perch, you need to add some more. The minimum number of perches a bird should have is three. If you have space for more, feel free to include them. However, if your cage is small, limit your collection to three bird perches. Offering multiple perches is important in preventing boredom and keeping your feathered baby’s feet healthy.

I hope my advice helps you in the future when selecting the perfect bird perches for your feathered friend.

Ann
www.funtimebirdy.com