Monthly Archives: February 2012

Eclectus Parrot “Isha” Makes New Friends in Front of Parliament Building in England

This Ecelctus Parrot named “Isha” makes friends with everyone outside the Parliament building in England.  What a cutie!!!

Ann
FunTime Birdy

Tips to Discourage Mating Behavior in Parrots

African Grey

African Grey Parrot

It seems like every year at this time our feathered friends go into “Mate” mode.  Our African Grey “Jerry” is searching for the darkest closet.  Our Umbrella Cockatoo “Marshmellow” just laid an egg two weeks ago and our DYH Amazon “Kiwi” is in “throw up” mode.  Some of these habits are instinctual and cannot be helped but some of these behaviors can be lessened…..here are a few tips:

Sleep:  Make sure your feathered friend gets at least 12 hours of restful uninterrupted sleep each night.  Keep their nite time sleep area as dark as possible so that they can get the best nite’s sleep possible.

Don’t Encourage Regurgitation:  If your bird starts to offer you their latest meal….place them back on their perch or back inside their cage.

Remove Nesting Materials:  Remove items in their cage or environment that could possibly be used as nesting material.  Also, any toys that can be climbed up on or mounted should be removed from the cage until their “mating” time is over.

Avoid Stroking:  During this time of increased mating behavior avoid stroking your feathered friend over its entire body.  Pet your parrot only on their head or neck during this time.  Petting your parrot on his/her  head and neck is a good practice even when it is not mating season.

Ann
FunTime Birdy

President’s Day Sale – All Month Long at FunTime Birdy

President's Day Sale

President's Day Sale

Presidential Savings at FunTime Birdy all month long.  Our President’s Day Sale has begun and lasts through March 15th.  Over 150 items on sale.

Click links below to see all the Savings:

Bird Toys

Parrot Playgyms

Our Monthly Sale Page

Ann
FunTime Birdy

Hey Little Birdie – Great Parakeet Photo

Great Parakeet Photo

This photo is just too cute for words.  There are so many captions I could add to this.

“Hey Little Birdie….Come in and Play”

“Hello again my little friend”

“How is the weather outside”

“Shouldn’t you be in here where it’s warm?”

What’s your caption?

Ann
FunTime Birdy

Eco Forage Boxes and Turn N Learn Foraging Bird Toy with Haley the Amazon

We so much enjoy hearing from our customers.  See pics below of Haley the Double Yellow Headed Amazon sent in by her mom Gail P. enjoying her Turn N Learn Foraging Bird Toy, Eco Forage Box and Junior Dumbell Deluxe Bird Foot Toy.

Here is what she had to say:

Hi Ann,

Here is a picture of Haley my Double Yellow headed Amazon who is intrigued by her new Turn N’ Learn Logs foraging bird toy. She loves to forage (what bird doesn’t) and this gives her several places to dig for treats. Plus, she likes to play around with it between treat times.

Also, I have included a picture of Haley with her Junior Dumbell Deluxe foot toy….she spent time yesterday playing with this on top of her hotel cage. She was so funny — slamming it around and banging on the little toys then chewing at them. She was totally into it!

Gail and Haley (Double Yellow Headed Amazon) – Wisconsin

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Thanks so much Gail for the wonderful shots of Haley.

Ann
FunTime Birdy

Baby Quaker Parrots Video- How Adorable

These little guys……count them 9….are so adorably cute!!!   Even though it is a short video…they sure know how to entertain.  The little guy on the right side seems left out.  I just want to pick him up and take him home with me!!!

Ann
FunTime Birdy

Tiki Takeout by Nature’s Instinct with Daisy the Cockatoo

We just received some great pictures of Daisy the Cockatoo and her Tiki Takeout Foraging Bird Toy by Nature’s Instinct.

Here’s what Daisy’s Mom Darlene (Ontario Canada) had to say:

As promised here are a couple of pictures of Daisy tackling her Tiki Takeout!
As you can see she goes at it from every angle in hopes of getting the Walnuts I have stashed inside.

Thank you again ~ it gives her hours of enjoyment and me hours of peace 🙂

Also,thank you so much for the added goodies ~ as you can see she has taken a liking to Mr. Brontosaurus. He is safely stored in her bucket … and NOBODY goes near Daisy’s bucket!!

Thank you again very much!!! You will definitely be hearing from me again soon with another order!!

Cheers

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Thanks Darlene……Daisy reminds me of our Cockatoo Marshmellow

Ann
FunTime Birdy