Monthly Archives: June 2013

Jewel the Greenwing Macaw Loves her new FunTime Birdy Bird Stand

Check out Jewel the Greenwing Macaw on her new FunTime Birdy Senior Bird Stand.

Here is what Jewel’s Mom DeAnn had to say:

Jewel is loving her funtimebirdy playstand!
I like it so much that I’ve already ordered another one to leave at our lake cabin.
I can’t say enough good things about the amazing customer service that I recieved.   Ann truly cares that you and your bird are happy with the products ordered.

Thanks so much, you have a customer for life!

DeAnn, Jewel and Scout

Jewel on her new Senior Playgym 1 x 500 Jewel on her new Senior Playgym 2 x 500

Dory the Green Cheek Conure Loves her FunTime Birdy Sophomore Playgym

What a great picture of “Dory” enjoying her new FunTime Birdy Sophomore Playgym.   Thanks to Dory’s Mom Stacy B. for sending in the picture

Ann – FunTime Birdy

Dory on her new Sophomore Playgym

Cora the Palm Cockatoo Loves her New FunTime Birdy Senior Playgym

Meet Cora the Palm Cockatoo who just received her new FunTime Birdy Senior Play Gym.

Here is what Cora and her Mom Carmela had to say:

Cora loves her new play gym!!!!!
I bought the play gym for my Palm Cockatoo Cora and she loves it (it even matches her colors …..Attached is a picture of her on her new play gym.

Carmela and Cora (Palm Cockatoo) – California

Cora on her Senior Playgym

Summer Sale at FunTime Birdy on Bird Toys, Parrot Playgyms and More

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Our Summer Sale has begun…..it’s going to be a hot one!!! Big Savings on Bird Toys, Parrot Playgyms, Bird Perches and More!!!!

Happy Shopping

Ann – FunTime Birdy

Nap Time for Two Indian Ringnecks

2 Ring Necks

Must of been a rough day for these two Indian Ringnecks….They had to get up, play with their bird toys, eat some bird food and do that all over again a couple of  more times…..now it’s nap time…..LOL

Ann Zych – FunTime Birdy

Should You Feed Your Parrot Table Scraps?

Parrot EatingSharing food with your parrot can enhance the bonding process. Just like most parrots enjoy playing with bird toys—they also love to eat. Food is a wonderful way to gain your parrot’s trust and loyalty. However, you will want to consider what foods are appropriate for parrots and what is not. In general, parrots can eat almost anything people do, with some limitations.
If your parrot enjoys sharing dinner with you while on his bird stand or parrot playgym, keep the choices simple and healthy!! Most pastas, bread and cereals are safe for birds. Fresh or cooked fruits and veggies are also excellent choices –just avoid feeding your bird too many onions as this can cause anemia or digestive upsets.

Foods to Avoid

Chocolate is a definite no-no for pet birds. Even though your parrot may be staring at you with round, wishful eyes as you devour a piece of chocolate cake or fudge brownies—resist the temptation to share this delicacy with your bird. Chocolate can be extremely toxic causing illness and even death in most pets. Salt is another food that should be given in moderation. Too much salt can be hard on the kidneys. Avoid feeding your parrot highly processed or boxed foods, which tend to be higher in sodium. Frozen dinners and some canned soups are common culprits. You should also avoid feeding your bird food that has caffeine, as this can damage their heart. Instead of letting your parrot sip your soda or coffee, share a fruit smoothie or vegetable juice with him.

Peek A Boo Birdie

What a great picture of this blue crowned conure playing Peek a Boo Birdie.

Ann Zych – FunTime Birdy

Blue Crowned conure in wild Peek a boo

Walter the Crow Adopts Family

What a great story for this Crow named Walter and this family who have a feathered friend for life.

Ann Zych – FunTime Birdy

When You Have to Leave Town—Making Sure Your Parrot is Cared for While You’re Away

Parrots1If you are getting ready for a family vacation or a business trip, you will need to consider what to do with your parrots while you are away. Many first-time bird owners worry about leaving their avian companions. However, with a little preparation and thought, leaving your bird does not have to be a traumatic experience. As long as you think ahead, making sure your parrot has plenty of bird toys and adequate bird supplies, things can go quite well.
The first thing to consider is what type of arrangements to make for your bird. Here are a few possibilities:

Utilize a Boarding Facility. If you select this option, be sure to find a facility that specializes in birds. Parrots have unique needs related to temperature, environment and entertainment. You will want to leave your parrot with someone who understands these issues. Sometimes, highly experienced bird lovers will offer a boarding service out of their home. This can be ideal, as it will provide your feathered friend with a comfortable, relaxed atmosphere.

Be sure to bring plenty of bird supplies and bird toys when you drop your parrot off.  In addition, you should bring your bird’s food. If food is provided by the facility, you may want to bring packages of fresh fruits and veggies as a supplement. These can be refrigerated and given to your bird while you are away.

Hire a Pet Sitter. If you are not comfortable using a boarding facility or if you cannot find one in your area that will take birds, consider hiring a pet sitter. Pet sitters are individuals who come to your home to care for your dogs, cats, or birds. Once again, it is highly recommended to find a pet sitter who has experience with parrots. This is especially true if your bird tends to be a handful or overly playful. Some people may be intimated by your bird’s antics and not know how to react. Once you have located a pet sitter, check their references and interview them beforehand. Be sure to leave a number where the pet sitter can get a hold of you or a family member in case of an emergency. You should also leave specific instructions on how to care for your bird. This can be as simple or as detailed as you like. You can include a list of his favorite bird toys,  favorite foods, feeding schedule, etc. Double check to make sure your refrigerator is well-stocked with fresh food for your parrot and that there is plenty of bird supplies on hand.
By selecting the right person or facility to care for your bird, leaving your parrot can be a smooth, stress-free process. Enjoy your travels!!

Ann Zych
FunTime Birdy

Sadie the Sulpher Crested Cocaktoo Loves her FunTime Birdy Tropical Safari Swing

Another happy customer……..Sadie the Sulpher Crested Cockatoo loves her new FunTime Birdy Tropical Bird Swing.

Here is what her Mom had to say:

“I wanted to share my favorite photos with you of Sadie on her swing.”

Thanks Jane for the great photos.

Sadie 4 x 500 Peek a boo Sadie 3 another chunk of her safari animal x 500 sadie 2 takes a chunk of a safari on her swing x 500 Sadie 1 x 500 Sadies loves her swing x 500