Monthly Archives: August 2012

FunTime Birdy Best Seller Sale Continues Thru Sept 13th

Our Best Seller Sale continues through September 13th with our Best Selling Bird Toys, Parrot Playgyms, Bird Perches, Foraging Bird Toys and more on sale with savings of 10% to 40%!!!

Oh What a Pretty Macaw Parrot

Favorite Feathered Photos

Beautiful Macaw

This is such a great picture of a truly amazing Macaw.

Oh so pretty…… Oh, yes you are!!!

FunTime Birdy

Schneely the Cockatiel Loves Her New FunTime Birdy Buddy Perch

Schneely loves her FunTime Birdy “My Buddy Perch” so much she doesn’t want to share it with Cookie the Parakeet……Here’s what Schneely and Cookie’s Mom had to say:

Schneely loves her new stand so much that she won’t share it with Cookie. Thanks so much. It’s great and just what I (we) wanted!

Thanks to Schneely and Cookie’s Mom Diane K. for the great picture.

FunTime Birdy

Buddy Our Severe Macaw’s 12th Birthday Party

Our Severe Macaw Buddy just turned 12 years old on Sunday August 19th.  Check out his birthday photos, and his new bird day toy.

Happy Birthday to my wonderful feathered Son!!!!

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

FunTime Birdy

Fat Versus Fiction in your Parrot’s Diet

A balanced diet plays an important role in your feathered friends health and well being.

As a bird owner for more than twenty years……information regarding your bird’s diet is much more prevalent today than it was twenty years ago.

Twenty years ago a “Seed” diet was the norm.  Today a diet that consists of Pellets and fruits and vegetables is the norm.  A diet of Pellets and fruits and vegetables creates a more balanced diet….thus a healthy bird.  Research has shown a diet rich in just “seeds” can create a “overweight” bird which can lead to health problems.

Click on the link below to read an article by Robyn Bright of Pet Age Magazine entitled “Fat Versus Fiction”.

Pet Age Article Aug 2012 PDF

Ann Zych
FunTime Birdy

Life with Alex the African Grey Movie Trailer

Here is the first look at the movie documentary “Life with Alex” the African Grey parrot (due to be released in September)…..He was such an amazing bird!!!!

Alex and Dr. Irene Pepperberg were so bonded.

We miss you Alex!!!!

FunTime Birdy

How To Find a Lost Parrot

Parrots can accidentally escape within seconds, even in the most conscientious home. Your feathered friend may be playing contentedly on their parrot playgym when he/she is startled by a sound and disappears out the doggie door. You may accidentally leave the front door  ajar when you step outside to get the mail or pick up a package…….even though you thought your parrot was playing with his bird toys several feet away, he suddenly escapes outside.

Losing your pet parrot can be devastating and extremely upsetting. It is every bird owner’s worst nightmare. If this does happen to you, spring into action immediately. Don’t waste time feeling guilty or imagining the worst. Put a plan together and start your search. Here are some tips to help you get started:

  1. Search your neighborhood. Most parrots will stay within a one mile radius from where they escaped for at least several weeks. Gather an army of caring friends and family to help you comb the area surrounding your house and yard.
  2. Conduct your search efforts before sunrise and at dusk. These are the hours when parrots are naturally more active. Take along some of your parrot’s favorite bird toys or treats to lure him out of hiding if you find him.
  3. Create a poster. The poster should contain a large, colorful picture of your parrot with a full description. Be sure to include your phone number or a way for people to get in touch with you if they find your bird. If you are offering a reward, place this in big bold letters on the poster. Additionally, it is best to state the specific reward you are offering. For example if you are willing to pay $100 or $500 for the safe return of your bird, be sure to say so. Being specific may motivate people to help.
  4. Call your local veterinarians. You should call every vet within a 25-50 mile radius of where you live. Ask if they have seen your parrot or received any phone calls about a lost bird. Oftentimes, if people find your bird, they will call a veterinarian to ask for advice on how to find the owners or care for the parrot.
  5. Call local animal shelters and humane societies. Ask them if they have received any parrots recently. Provide them with a full description and photo of your bird. It is best to call these places daily, as they receive new animals all the time. You may also want to stop by regularly to see if your bird has turned up.
  6. If you live in a private home you can leave your feathered friend’s bird cage outside and some familiar bird toys as well which may help entice them to fly down to their home.
  7. Never give up!! Most important of all, never give up in your search. With diligence and persistence, many parrots have been safely returned to their owners. Keep in mind that your parrot may come back to you as well. So keep an eye out—they may surprise you!!

FunTime Birdy

Parakeets “Tweet” with their Laptops

Parakeets ‘Tweeting”

I Just love this picture of these adorable Parakeets with their mini laptops……..I bet they are on Twitter……”Tweeting” away.  LOL

FunTime Birdy

Angel the Cockatoo does her Roundsies

Angel the Moluccan Cockatoo does her “Roundsies”.  She is ready for the Olympics…….I think she is good for the “Gold”.

Her sister Rio the Blue and Gold Macaw gets into the action by blushing. (LOL)

FunTime Birdy

Bird Talk Magazine to End Publication

Bird Talk Magazine

Bird Talk Magazine ceases Publication

We are so saddened to say that Bird Talk magazine will be ceasing publication as of the September 2012 issue.

I have been reading this magazine for over twenty years.  It was always a great resource for information, photos and fun articles on our feathered friends.

Here is the official Press release from Bird Talk:

Official Press from Bird Talk Magazine

FunTime Birdy