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Swinging Lovebirds

These two Lovebirds are just so cute…..Love is in the air!

Ann – FunTime Birdy

Check out our bird toys for Lovebirds!!

New Year Sale at FunTime Birdy

Sale on Bird Toys and Parrot PlaygymsOur New Year Sale continues through January 18th…….Big Savings on Bird Toys, Parrot Playgyms and More!!!!!    Over 200 items on Sale!!!

Lovebirds as Pets

Lovebird as Pets

Lovebird

If you are trying to decide what type of parrot to purchase, lovebirds are a wonderful option. These birds are social, charming and if raised properly, make ideal family pets. Here’s a little bit of information on these endearing parrots:

Size: Lovebirds are relatively small, reaching no more than 5-7 inches in length. Their size makes them extremely easy to keep as pets. However, many people assume that because lovebirds are small, they only need a small birdcage. In reality, lovebirds are extremely active creatures who need ample room to fly, climb and explore.  Always purchase the largest bird cage you can afford.  With that large bird cage, make sure they have plenty of bird toys to keep them occupied.  Lovebirds love to play and hang from their bird toys…..so the more bird toys the better.

Temperament: Lovebirds have the ability to form strong emotional attachments with their owners and avian companions. Some lovebirds even enjoy snuggling on their owner’s lap. They are curious, playful and extremely social. However, if not raised properly, lovebirds can be territorial and aggressive. When preparing for a pet lovebird, plan on spending several hours a day with your new feathered friend.   If you cannot spend adequate time with your lovebird, it is essential that you keep at least a pair. This will allow your lovebirds to have some company and keep each other socially entertained.

Variety: There are nine lovebird species that come in a number of different colors. The peach-faced lovebirds tend to be the most docile, while red-faced lovebirds are prone to being more aggressive and hyper.

Diet: Your lovebird’s diet should be packed with plenty of variety. It should include fresh fruits and vegetables, whole grain cereals, pellets and seeds.

Lifespan: Most lovebirds live between 15-20 years. Because these birds are so affectionate and form such strong attachments, it is crucial that they stay with the same owner their entire life. Separating a lovebird from someone he loves can literally cause him to die from a broken heart. So if you plan on becoming a lovebird owner, be sure you are prepared to keep your feathered friend for the rest of his or her life.

If you are willing to put in the necessary time and commitment, owning lovebirds can be fun and rewarding. With proper training and care your feathered friends will lavish you with their undying love and affection!

Ann
FunTime Birdy

Biggest Bird Toy Sale of the Year

Biggest Toy Sale of the Year

Biggest Toy Sale of the Year

FunTime Birdy is having our Biggest Bird Toy Sale of  the Year.

In honor of Spring and Memorial Day Weekend (Summer Kick off) we are having a special bird toy sale.  Whether your feathered child is a Parakeet/Lovebird, Cockatiel/Conure, Amazon/African Grey or a Cockatoo/Macaw we have toys for everyone on sale this month.  Don’t worry if I didn’t mention your feathered child’s species we still have toys for him or her.  We even have shredding bird toys, foraging bird toys and educational and trick training bird toys on sale.

Come by and check it out.  I am sure you will find something that your feathered child will just love.  Remember our everyday low shipping of $6.99 to the Continental USA.

Sale ends 6/16/10

Bird Toy Rotation Box

Marshmellow with her FunTime Birdy Bird Toy

Marshmellow with her FunTime Birdy Bird Toy

I wrote a blog post the other day titled “Spring Cleaning” in which I reference a Bird Toy Rotation Box. It just occurred to me that I should elaborate on what a “Bird Toy Rotation Box” is.  A Bird Toy Rotation Box is simply a storage box of somewhat used (but still in good condition) bird toys.  Toys that have never been played with or toys that you can re-string and create a brand new toy.

I started this with our Cockatoo Marshmellow. I noticed that Marshmellow had bird toys in her cage which were slightly used but were still in good condition, she simply stopped playing with them. I thought to myself maybe I should take them out. I hated to throw them away as they were still good toys. Marshmellow also had some toys that she had never touched that were like brand new. She also had some toys that were almost demolished but I could re-string them with other component pieces that were left over from some of her other bird toys.

I bought a storage container with a good lid and proceeded to clean the bird toys I had taken out. After letting them completely dry off, I now had several types of bird toys. Some were not touched, some were a little worn (I removed any dangerous components) and some I re-strung and made into brand new toys. I put all these toys away in my Rotation Box. Now I was set with new toys to give Marshmellow in exchange for the ones that were currently in her cage. Every couple of weeks I go into the rotation box and repeat the same process.

What I had suggested in my “Spring Cleaning” blog post is that sometimes you may put a toy in the Rotation Box and at that time you may have thought it was great.   However, upon further inspection you realize that the toy is just not up to par. That is why I suggest checking your “Bird Toy Rotation Box” often and also cleaning the entire box out once or twice a year.