Monthly Archives: August 2011

The Spix Macaw – The Real Star of the Movie Rio

Spix Macaw

The movie Rio is based on the Spix Macaw

My husband and I just love the movie “Rio” so much we bought a copy for our feathered kids.  They loved it also.

The “Rio” movie is actually based on the endangered Spix Macaw.  Watch video below on this totally rare Macaw.

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Silly Willy Bird Toy for Cockatiels and Conures

Silly Willy Bird Toy for Cockatiels and Conures

Silly Willy Bird Toy for Cockatiels and Conures

Let your bird take a walk on the “Silly” side with “Willy”.

Your bird will find their “Silly” and “Fun” side when they start shredding and preening “Willy’s” many fun and shreddable parts.

The Silly Willy Bird Toy is on sale this month at FunTime Birdy for only $11.99….

Check out all this month’s Sales Items ……..FunTime Birdy Sale Page

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Talking African Grey named Jerry

Our African Grey Jerry just loves to talk and sing.  He is always keeping us amused.  Check out his very first You Tube video below.

In this video Jerry’s favorite sayings are:

Ringing the phone
Who Farted?
Jerry…what’s your phone?
Your a good boy Jerry Zych
Happy Birthday…..Happy Bird Day
and much more!! Enjoy!!!

Ann Zych
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Take 10% Off at FunTime Birdy – Use Coupon Code FTBTEN

Take 10% Off your Order

Take 10% Off your Order at FunTime Birdy

Take 10% Off your order….now until September 15th at FunTime Birdy.

Save up to 45% Plus take another 1o% Off!!!

Come on in and Save BIG!!!!

Understanding Your Bird’s Body Language

Parrot with Ruffled Feathers

Understanding Parrot Body Language

Birds are an open book. They wear their feelings on their sleeve or feathers in this case. (LOL) If you pay close attention to your bird’s body language and vocalizations, it will be easy to understand what they are trying to communicate. Carefully observe your parrot as they are playing with their bird toys .  Watch intently as they exercise on their parrot gym and watch their slight movements, posture and certain sounds and they will inform you regarding what your feathered friend is thinking or feeling.

When Your Bird is Afraid:
A frightened bird will sit erect and still. He/she will stay on his perch without making a single move. His/her eyes will be wide and dilated. In this position, he/she is trying to make himself invisible.

In the wild, birds who feel threatened often sit extremely still, trying to blend in with their surroundings. If you notice your bird behaving in this way, do not walk up to him. He could lash out at you with a bite.  Instead, gently kneel down so your bird is sitting above you. This will make him feel more secure. Look intently at your feathered friend…  blinking gently. Birds view blinking as non-threatening behavior. It will help your bird relax, realizing that nothing is wrong. Wait until your parrot has truly settled down before picking him up.

When Your Bird is Angry:
Angry parrots are hard to miss! Ruffled feathers, bulging eyes, loud vocalizations and bobbing of the head are all classic signs of a perturbed parrot. If your bird is demonstrating this type of behavior do not approach him. Do your best to calm your feathered friend by talking softly, blinking or offering a treat. Wait until he is acting normal again before attempting to touch him. An angry bird can do some serious damage.

When Your Bird is Calm and Content:
Nothing is more rewarding than watching your bird happily playing with his  bird toys or sitting peacefully on his bird perch. A bird who is feeling calm and happy will preen himself,  sing in his birdcage or merrily grind his beak.  He will look happy and at-ease.

Parrots Communicate in a Number of Ways:
•    Your parrot may flap his wings when he is frustrated or trying to get your attention. So when you hear that flapping look over to  see what your feathered friend needs.

•    Your parrot may whistle, sing or talk when he is feeling content and happy!! Hearing your bird sing on his bird perch or parrot playgym should give you a happy feeling as well. After all when your feathered friend is content all is right in the world.  Seeing my birds happy always puts me in a great mood!!

•    Your parrot may tap his foot to try to tell everyone he is boss!! This is especially true if he or she is in the company of other parrots.  My Cockatoo Marshmellow taps her foot but for her I have observed this behavior as more of a touch type of behavior.

I hope these few tips help you in understanding some of your feathered friends body language.

If you have any questions please feel free to write me.

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Waffles the Cockatiel on his FunTime Birdy Playgym

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We just love receiving pictures of birds on one of our playgyms.  Checkout “Waffles” as he enjoys his FunTime Birdy Sophomore  Playgym and what his Mom had to say:

Hi Ann,

My “Waffles” loves his playgym!!
You are so sweet, I don’t know how to thank you for your amazing customer service!!!
I look forward to doing business with you in the future, you are the BEST!!!

Jill and Waffles (Cockatiel) – Texas

Thanks Jill for the kind words!!

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Gang Gang Cockatoo – Favorite Feathered Photos

Gang Gang Cockatoo

Gang Gang Cockatoo

The Gang Gang Cockatoo pictured to the left is such a cute Cockatoo.

His hair-do is the best.  A little bit of “Flock Of Seagulls” look from the 80’s. (LOL)

The Gang – Gang cockatoo is from Australia.  The males have the “red” crest and the females have a “grey” crest.

Read more about the Gang-Gang Cockatoo  in the link below.

Gang – gang Cockatoo

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Quakers are now Legal in New Hampshire

Quaker Parrots

Quaker Parrots now legal in New Hampshire

Quaker Parrots are now legal in New Hampshire!!!!!  Yeah for these feathered guys.  They are such loving and cute parrots.

New Hampshire prohibited ownership of the birds as of 1998, but the ban was little known and caused a furor earlier in the year when Suzanne Burke, of Nashua, who owned up to 20 Quaker Parrots, was told by the Fish and Wildlife Service to dispose of them or surrender them to the state.

Read entire article on the Quakers of New Hampshire becoming legal

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3 Sliding Drawer Foraging Bird Toy by Caitec

3 Sliding Drawer Foraging Bird Toy by Caitec

3 Sliding Drawer Foraging Bird Toy by Caitec

Introducing the 3 Sliding Drawer Foraging Bird Toy by Caitec available at FunTime Birdy.

Our DYH Amazon “Kiwi” just loves this foraging toy.  Check out the video below as he forages for his favorite treat….. a pellet.

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10 More Days Left for Best Seller Sale at FunTime Birdy

Best Seller Sale at FunTime Birdy

Best Seller Sale at FunTime Birdy

There are only 10 days left to our Best Seller Sale at FunTime Birdy.

All our Best Selling Bird Toys, Parrot Playgyms, Educational Bird Toys, Bird Perches and more on sale.  Save 10%  to over 40%.

Come in out of the sweltering heat and Save!!!!