Monthly Archives: July 2012

FunLand Chew Bird Foot Toy ……New at FunTime Birdy

FunLand Bird Foot Toy at FunTime Birdy

FunLand Bird Foot Toy at FunTime Birdy

If your bird loves foot toys…..check out the FunLand Chew Bird Foot Toy at FunTime Birdy.

Let your feathered friend enjoy this bird foot toy made of (2) 3.5″ large “holey” wood chews complete with little holes to entice your bird to chew and 1 FunLand Character sandwiched in the middle.

Ideal for Amazons, African Greys, Eclectus Parrots, Cockatoos, Macaws and all similar sized birds.

Ann
FunTime Birdy

Kiwi the Lineolated Parakeet Loves his new FunTime Birdy Playgym

Kiwi the Lineolated Parakeet on his Freshman Playgym by FunTime Birdy

Kiwi the Lineolated Parakeet on his Freshman Playgym by FunTime Birdy

Kiwi the Lineolated Parakeet we are happy to report just loves his FunTime Birdy Freshman Playgym.

Here is what Kiwi’s Mom Laurie L. had to say:

“Thank you so much..Kiwi is on his playgym at this very moment. He loves it! Kiwi loves the chains..especially the pink one!

Thank you for the foot toys..he is having so much fun with those as well! I learned about the gym at the Lineolated Parakeet Forum online. One member highly recommended the gym for Lineolated Parakeets. It is the perfect size for them!”

Thanks Laurie for the great pic!!!!

Ann
FunTime Birdy

Macaw says SSSSSSSShhhhhhhh to his Macaw Friend

This video really knocked my socks off……This Macaw was talking in the mirror and his feathered friend in other room would not be quiet so he says “SSSSSShhhhhhhh” but the way he does it is just amazing.  At the 30 second mark he makes his “SSSSSShhhhhhh sound.

Ann
FunTime Birdy

What If Your Parrot Outlives You?

Parrots can live for many, many years.  Species, such as the Macaw have been known to live into their eighties and nineties. If your bird is healthy and well-cared for, there is a possibility he/she may outlive you. If this is the case, you will want to consider who will care for your parrot after you die. Don’t assume this will automatically be arranged.

Think about it… you devote 20 or 30 years of your life to caring for your Feathered Friend.  You’ve spent hundreds, if not thousands …….your bird has been well-cared for the majority of his/her life. Then suddenly you become ill and pass away. What will happen to your feathered friend now?

Since parrots are exotic pets that require specialized care, they are not as easy to place as traditional pets. You will want to make sure you do the responsible thing and provide for your bird.

A Will or a Pet Trust?

You can bequeath your parrot to a specific person in your will, on the condition that they will care for your bird. You can also leave a specific amount of money, which will go to that person, to care for your parrot. The problem with simply bequeathing your parrot to someone in your will is that they may or may not follow through with your wishes. They may take the money you left for your bird’s needs and spend it on something else. Or they may get rid of your parrot all together.

A Pet Trust is a much safer alternative, as these are legally enforceable. A Pet Trust is when you leave a specific amount of money in a trust for your parrot.  A trustee is appointed to oversee the management of these funds and to make sure they are used in accordance with your wishes. The trustee will pay a designated caregiver a specific sum each month to ensure that your parrot’s needs are met.

How do I Set Up a Pet Trust ?

The first step is to contact a lawyer and enlist his help. Keep in mind that there are a few states that do not have provisions for pet trusts. You will also need to select someone to be your trustee and caretaker. Make sure they are willing to assume these responsibilities before legally appointing them. Things you will need to consider when setting up your trust include:

  • How much money to designate for your bird’s care. To help you figure this out, estimate how much you spend on your bird annually and multiply this by the number of years you expect your pet to live.
  • Guidelines for your pet’s care. A pet trust enables you to spell out exactly how you want your pet to be cared for. If he has a special diet or exercise routine you want to keep consistent, spell it out in your trust.

I know this topic is so hard for most of us……My husband and I have been working on what we should do for the last 6 months.  However, it is just so important for everyone to do for their feather friends.

Ann
FunTime Birdy

New at FunTime Birdy…..The Frogger Bird Foot Toy

New and hot off the presses……..The Frogger Foot Bird Toy for Amazon to Macaw size birds.

Kiwi our DYH Amazon pictured left is ready to dive in and play with his Frogger Foot Toy.

Ann
FunTime Birdy

Freshman Spider Parakeet Toy in Action with Frankie The Parakeet

Check out the picture of Frankie the Parakeet as he “surfs”  and defies gravity  with his new FunTime Birdy Freshman Spider toy.

Thanks to Frankie’s Mom Diana S. for the pic.

Ann
FunTime Birdy

Snowy the Parakeet Loves Kiwi’s New Birthday Bird Toy Gift

Our Parakeet Snowy just loves her big brother Kiwi the Double Yellow Head Amazon.  It just so happens that Kiwi celebrated his 13th Birthday at the end of June and Snowy wanted Kiwi’s Birthday Gift herself.  Check out video below.

Ann
FunTime Birdy