Monthly Archives: May 2013

Look at my New Hairdo!!! or Feathers in this Case (LOL)

I just love this picture of this little cutie……”I just came back from the Feather Salon….What do you think?”  LOL

I wish I knew what kind of bird this was…..Does anyone know this species of bird?

Ann Zych – FunTime Birdy

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Educational and Trick Training Bird Toys on Sale at FunTime Birdy

Is your feathered friend the next You Tube sensation?  Come on in and check out all our fun educational and trick training bird toys and see if they are.

We have them all….from Basketball Hoops, Ring Toss, Swizzle Sticks, Bird Skateboards and more.

Check out our in action videos below:

Ann Zych – FunTime Birdy

Caique Parrots

Caique ParrotsIf you are looking for a vivacious, intelligent and colorful parrot as your avian companion, you may want to consider a Caique. These birds are generally 9-10 inches in length and can live up to 20 years. Native to South America, Caiques possess stunning plumage with green, orange, yellow, pink, black and white feathers.
These little birds are extremely active and will need plenty of bird toys  to keep them busy and happy.  A large cage with ample perches is also a necessity. It is a good idea to invest in  a parrot playgym for your bird as well. Caiques like to stay busy……ideally, you should rotate your bird toys  every few weeks to keep your Caique interested in his/her play items.
Unlike African Greys, Caiques rarely learn to speak. However, they do enjoy imitating various sounds in their environment such as whistling, bells, alarms, etc.  They are also good at learning tricks.

Is a Caique Right for You?
Before deciding on purchasing a Caique, there are a few things you will need to consider to ensure you are a good match for this type of parrot:

Your Energy Level. Caiques are high-energy birds and do best with owners who can keep up with them. If you are the type of person who comes home from work exhausted and looks forward to doing nothing but watching TV the rest of the evening, you may have trouble pleasing your Caique. These birds need plenty of time outside their cage. You will need to make sure you have enough time and energy to devote to your bird. Otherwise, they will become aggressive, sullen and may develop behavioral problems.

Your Other Pets. Caiques can be domineering and aggressive towards other pets or birds of a different species.  Caiques are best suited for people who only want one bird, or those who are interested in a pair of Caiques.

Your Personality. As beautiful and attractive as they are, Caiques need loving owners with a firm hand. They are the type of birds who crave boundaries and need to know who is in charge. If you let your Caique run the roost, he/she will take advantage of the situation and may even become aggressive. Be gentle, yet firm with your bird. Meet his/her needs and provide plenty of bird toys for him/her.  If you do that, you and your Caique should get along quite well.

Ann Zych
FunTime Birdy

Baby Green Cheek Conures on the FunTime Birdy Freshman Playgym

I just received this adorable picture from Karine from Life With Parrots Aviary. She purchased our Freshman Playgym for her baby Green Check Conures so they could learn to perch and play before going to their new homes.

Here is what Karine had to say:

Hi Ann,

2 of my babies (Green Cheek Conures) are 5 weeks old and have just been introduced to the Playgym. They don’t know how to step up yet but it should be really soon. The size is perfect for them at such a young age. I will try to send you another picture once they are actively playing on the gym.

Karine – Life With Parrots Aviary

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Mischief the Ravens Talks – WOW!!!

I just could not believe this video when I first saw it.  “Mischief” the Raven can talk and in two different voices…..Unbelievable!!!

Ann Zych – FunTime Birdy

Happy 17th Birthday Jerry – Our African Grey

Today is our African Grey Jerry’s 17th Birthday.  Happy Birthday Jerry!!!

Last weekend we had a special Happy Birthday (Hatchday) Party and Jerry received his Happy Birthday gift.  Check out his pictures below.

Ann –  FunTime Birdy

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Bird Toy Blow Out Sale at FunTime Birdy – Only 3 Days Left

Only 3 days left to FunTime Birdy’s Bird Toy Blow Out Sale!!!  Bird Toys that your Birds will Love and More!!!!  Sale ends 5/16/13

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