Monthly Archives: May 2011

Take 10% Off Bird Toys, Parrot Playgyms and More at FunTime Birdy

Take 10% Off at FunTime Birdy

Take 10% Off at FunTime Birdy

Take an additional 10% Off Bird Toys, Parrot Playgyms, Educational Bird Toys, Shreddable Bird Toys, Bird Perches and more at FunTime Birdy now until June 16th.  Use Coupon Code FTBTEN at checkout.

Come on in and Save!!!

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The Great British Parakeet Invasion

The Parakeets are coming….The Parakeets are coming……to Britain.   30,000  wild Ringneck Parakeets are estimated to be thriving in England.  What a site!!!

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Foraging Bird Toys for your Pet Parrot

Creative Foraging Kits by Caitec

Creative Foraging Kits by Caitec

The act of Foraging for a parrot in the wild makes up more than 50% of their day.  So foraging for your pet parrot is an instinctual behavior that should be encouraged.

Our Amazon Kiwi just loves to forage.  So getting Kiwi to forage was pretty easy for us.  Believe it or not, Kiwi’s favorite treat is a pellet.  A healthy treat…….that’s odd but not for our Kiwi. (LOL)

A great beginners foraging toy is the Barrel of Fun Foraging bird toy by Nature’s Instinct.  This toy is good size for birds from Cockatiel  to Amazon size birds.  Some birds do not know how to forage… you may have to spend some time showing them the ropes.  After a few tries of showing them where their treat is….sit back and watch to see if your feathered friend can figure out where their treat is.  Don’t get discouraged…..sometimes it takes a few days or even months for birds to figure out the process.

What makes foraging toys so great is that they may force your bird to really use his ingenuity to find the treasure or treat.  In parrot species like African Grey parrots, foraging can play a vital role in keeping their minds busy.  African Grey parrots are known for feather plucking and nervous behaviors associated with boredom so keeping them mentally challenged is a must.

If your bird has foraged before and is looking for a greater challenge the Creative Forage Kits by Caitec and the Nature’s Instinct Turn and Learn Foraging bird toy are great foraging bird toys to keep your feathered challenged mentally throughout the day.   Click to watch video “Kiwi” our Double Yellow Headed Amazon Parrot as he forages for his pellet in his Creative Foraging Kit.

Foraging for your bird whether as a beginner or a fully fledged expert, plays an important role in your feathered friends health and vitality.  Add Foraging bird toys to your bird(s) array of bird toys and watch nature’s instincts come alive.

Need help in finding the right foraging bird toy?……I would gladly help…..send me an email at


Ann Zych
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Parrot Yoga – Favorite Feathered Photos

Parrot Yoga Picture

Parrot Yoga

This is our first post into our Favorite Feathered Photos category entitled “Parrot Yoga”.

Do not try this one at home kids (LOL)… of difficulty “10”…Only for Advanced Yoga students.

This Blue and Gold Macaw is doing his Yoga stretches and releasing stress.

Thanks to “Heckled by Parrots Blog” for the photo.

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Hide N Seek Bird Toy by Caitec

Hide N Seek Foraging Bird Toy

Hide N Seek Bird Toy by Caitec

Caitec has developed a new foraging bird toy…..Introducing the Hide N Seek  bird toy.

Your Feathered Friend will have hours of foraging fun and also hours of bird playing fun as he tries to retrieve his/her favorite bird toy parts from inside the Hide N Seek bird toy.

The best part is…..add their favorite treat inside and watch the flurry of foraging begin.  Our Double Yellow Head Amazon “Kiwi” pictured above  was so enthusiastic when we placed his favorite treat inside (a pellet) that he just could not hold back any longer……he was playing for hours.

The Hide N Seek Bird Toy/Foraging Toy is re-fillable so when your feathered friend is done with these bird parts……there is a never ending supply.

Let the playing begin!!!!!

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Zeus the Parrot and his Reflection in the Mirror

You got to love “Zeus” the parrot by Dan Thompson. Check out what he thinks of himself when looking in the mirror. He has the same personality as our Umbrella Cockatoo “Marshmellow”. She has no self esteem problems….her favorite saying is “I love Marshmellow”

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Zeus the Parrot

Zeus the Parrot by Dan Thompson

Penguin Tickle Video goes Viral

Viral Penguin Video with Cookie

Cookie the Penguin and the "Tickle"

“Cookie” the Penguin’s “tickle” is finally caught on tape……This Penguin named “Cookie” makes the cutest sound as he is tickled and it’s finally caught on tape by Patricia Sund writer for BirdTalk Magazine.

Check out link below to see what is causing this video to go viral.

Link to see Cookie the Penguin’s Tickle   – You need to scroll down a bit to see the video once you click on the link above.

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