Monthly Archives: March 2013

Spectacular Macaws in the Wild Photo

colorful-parrotsWhat a beautiful and peaceful picture of Macaws in the wild.  They are just so majestic!!!

Ann Zych
FunTime Birdy

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Parrot Steals $1,100 from Tourist

art-Kea-Car-620x349A thief stole hundreds of dollars from Peter Leach’s campervan, but left no fingerprints – because the thief has no fingers.

Mr Leach, a visitor from Glasgow, Scotland, stopped at Arthur’s Pass on Wednesday to take in the views at a rest area along State Highway 73.

He left the windows down as he snapped photos of the scenery, including one of an unusual bird on the ground near his vehicle. Little did he know he’d become a target for the local criminal element.

A Canadian couple walked by and said: ‘We’ve just seen that bird take something out of your campervan’,” Mr Leach laughed.
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“It took all the money I had. I was left with $40 in my pocket.”

The unsuspecting tourist had stashed his travel cash – about $NZ1300 (about $A1100) – in a small cloth drawstring bag and left it on the dashboard, where the bird apparently found it while rummaging through other items.

The kea grabbed the bag and made a clean aerial getaway.

Fortunately, Mr Leach had old friends nearby, Paul and Lyn Fisher of Normanby, who lent him cash to tide him over.

Hoping to recover his money through travel insurance, Mr Leach sheepishly reported the incident to Timaru police.

“The man I dealt with was very serious for the first few questions,” Mr Leach said.

“Then he said, ‘Do you mind if I just stop to laugh?’ ”

Mr Leach said he had never heard of the mischievous kea before his visit.

Lesson learned.

“The birds are now lining their nests with £50 notes.”

Keas are known for being highly intelligent and strong, but also highly mischievous, with a reputation for opening rubbish bins, damaging furniture and vandalising cars.

I bet he will buy a lot of seeds with that money.  LOL

Ann
FunTime Birdy

Peaches Loves her Barrel of Fun Toy Foraging Toy

Peaches with Barrel of fun OriginalPeaches just loves her new Barrel of Fun Foraging Bird Toy.  She has just learned that a tasty treat is hidden inside.

Here is what Peaches Mom Linda W. had to say:

It didn’t take long for Peaches to learn how to open her barrel of fun toy! She absolutely loves it. I put a treat in daily and she heads right for it.  

Thanks Linda for the great Photo

Ann
FunTime Birdy

Spring Sale at FunTime Birdy – Bird Toys, Parrot Playgms and More on Sale

March 2013 Banner 1Our Spring Sale has begun……Yes, Spring is here even though the weather does not seem like it…especially in the Northeast. (LOL)

Save up to 40% on Bird Toys, Parrot Playgyms and More!!!

Over 200 items on Sale!!!!!!!

Easter Safety Tips for Parrots

easter-parrot-2011Easter marks the arrival of spring & sunshine. For many people this is a joyous time of year and a real cause to celebrate. When planning your festivities, don’t forget to consider the safety and comfort of your parrots. If you plan on having a large family gathering, consider your bird’s needs during this time.
If you have a shy, timid parrot who dislikes noise, you may want to place his cage in a quiet bedroom. Provide him with plenty of parrot toys to keep him content. If your bird is more social, you may want to include him in the activities. However, keep an eye out for signs that your bird is becoming stressed and overstimulated. If this happens, give him a rest period away from all the activity.

When it comes to Easter festivities and decorations, here are a few dangers you should be aware of:

Look out for those spring flowers!! As beautiful and cheery as they are, many flowers pose a threat to your bird. Lilies and daffodils are especially toxic to parrots. Be sure to keep these plants out of your bird’s reach—or completely out of your house.

Beware of that colorful plastic stuff!  Bright, colorful Easter grass can be a real attention-grabber for parrots. However, if consumed, it can cause intestinal blockage.

Keep track of the sweets. Easter candy is loaded with chocolate, sugar, dyes and artificial sweeteners—all of which pose a risk to your parrot’s health. If you want to give your bird a treat for the holiday, purchase fresh fruit and make a delectable fruit bowl your parrot will savor.

Monitor that tasty dinner. While you may be able to share many components of your meal with your parrot, there are a few dangers to be aware of. Be sure your bird does not eat any chicken or turkey bones off a plate.  If you are serving alcohol—keep it out of your parrot’s reach. It can be fatal to their health. Feel free to share steamed vegetables with your parrot.

Ann
FunTime Birdy

Happy Birthday Marshmellow our 21 year old Umbrella Cockatoo

Marshie for FBA Happy Hatchday Happy Birthday to our Umbrella Cockatoo Marshmellow.

She turned 21 years old on the 7th of March.  She is such a Girlie-Girl.  We have had her since she was 3 months old.

Watch video below of Marshmellow doing her favorite tricks.
Ann – FunTime Birdy

Feathered Friends Parrot Adoption Services in New York City

feathered Friends Parrot AdoptionParrot Adoption Services, Inc. (FFPAS) was incorporated in January 2005, having previously been known as Maspeth Bird Haven, Inc. FFPAS is a non-profit making parrot adoption/rescue organisation that takes
in and helps to find new homes for parrots that are unwanted,
have been abused, or can no longer be cared for due to a
change in a family’s circumstances.

Read more about Feathered Friends Parrot Adoption Services in Maspeth New York (FFPAS)

Ann
FunTime Birdy