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Brightly Colored Treats your Bird(s) can’t Resist

Parrot Eating Strawberries

Parrot Eating Strawberry

Summer is almost here and it’s a great time of the year for fresh fruit.  Our birds just love Bananas and Mangoes.

This year I think I will add some Strawberries and Blueberries to my bird’s days of fresh fruit.  For some reason they just love Bananas and Mangoes and not any other kind of fruit.  This year will be different.

My birds tend to eat what I am eating.   Did you ever notice that?  My birds start to get very curious to see what I am eating.  So I am going to spend more time eating Blueberries and Strawberries in front of them.

I will have no problem getting my Double Yellow Headed Amazon Kiwi to eat these new fruits because he is such a Mama’s boy that all I have to do is say “Mommy wants you to eat this because it is good for you” and he will do it. (LOL)  It is my other flock members that are going to be the “tough sell”.

I just read an interesting article on Bird Channel by Laurie Hess DVM of Veterinary Center for Birds & Exotics entitled “6 Brightly Colored & Healthy Treats Your Pet Bird Can’t Resist”.

In the article she suggests not only Strawberries and Blueberries but Yellow Peppers, Plums and Sugar Snap Peas.  What a great idea, I can now add these to my flocks diet and even better……mine!!!

Ann Zych
FunTime Birdy

Penguin Tickle Video goes Viral

Viral Penguin Video with Cookie

Cookie the Penguin and the "Tickle"

“Cookie” the Penguin’s “tickle” is finally caught on tape……This Penguin named “Cookie” makes the cutest sound as he is tickled and it’s finally caught on tape by Patricia Sund writer for BirdTalk Magazine.

Check out link below to see what is causing this video to go viral.

Link to see Cookie the Penguin’s Tickle   – You need to scroll down a bit to see the video once you click on the link above.

FunTime Birdy

Playing with your African Grey

African Grey Parrot Jerry

Jerry the African Grey

Our African Grey “Jerry” is a real character.  He loves to talk, laugh and sing.  He is a rescue so he comes with many personality traits……that are all “Jerry”.

He is afraid of the dark…..sometimes.  He doesn’t like new bird toys…….only sometimes.  You can see he really has some habits that are unpredictable.  He’ll like something one day and not the next.

He’ll play with his favorite bird toy “the Surfin Safari” non stop day after day for weeks than won’t play with it for months.   He is like that….and that is OK because that is “Jerry”.

When we introduce a new bird toy to “Jerry” we always show him how to play with the toy…..like “you see “Jerry” you can chew on this piece of wood then you chew on this piece of plastic and don’t forget the vine balls down here”.  He finds this amusing but ignores us anyway.

Playing with your African Grey is a great way to bond with your feathered friend.  They love the one on one time and all the attention.  Try to play with your African Grey or any of your feathered friends everyday this will pay big dividends as they will become self sufficient and well adjusted companion birds in the end.

Here is an article from Sally Blanchard from Bird Channel.com entitled “5 Ways to Play with your African Grey”.   These are great tips not only for African Grey bird owners but for any bird owner of any kind.