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Spooktacular Sale

 

FunTime Birdy Spooktacular Sale

FunTime Birdy Spooktacular Sale

 

Now through November 11th, the Spooktacular October sale has begun.

Don’t be scared of all the savings on Bird Toys, Parrot Playgyms, Bird Treats, Parrot DVD’s and more.

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Pizza and your Quaker Parrot

Edgewater Quakers and Pizza

Edgewater Quakers Love Pizza

I came across an article about how the Brooklyn Quaker Parrots just love pizza.  Who would think that these wild parrots would love pizza?

My husband and I can both vouch for this!  We visit the wonderful Quaker parrots of New Jersey once a year at their  home in Edgewater New Jersey.

Last year we came armed with our Lafeber Avi Cakes….what bird doesn’t love Lafeber Avi Cakes.  Well…..apparently the Quakers from this area of NJ love their pizza more.  Check out pizza crust eating Quaker in this picture.  It seems the local pizzeria supplies these Quakers with pizza on a daily basis.  They did not even touch the Lafeber Avi Cakes we brought for them.  Live and learn…mental note…….bring pizza when visiting the wild Quakers of New York and now New Jersey.

Check out the article by Nancy Mure entitled “The Pizza Man and the Parrots”

Great Gift Ideas for your Birds

Holiday Gifts for your ParrotsDoes your bird(s) have it all?  Is it getting harder and harder to shop for them at the Holidays?

My Amazon Kiwi is so easy to shop for….he just about loves everything.   On the other hand, my Umbrella Cockatoo is the pickiest of birds…….she likes what she likes and that’s it.

Do you  need some help shopping this year for your bird?  Check out these great holiday gift ideas for your feathered friends.

Eco Forage Boxes Foraging Bird Toy

Eco Forage Box Foraging Bird Toy

Foraging for food is very important for our domesticated birds.  In the wild, parrots will spend hours a day hunting for food.  Unfortunately, being domesticated they no longer have to work to eat since we provide them with all their meals.  This can lead to boredom.  It is so important for our feathered friends to have the experience of foraging on a daily basis.

This is why I really love these eco friendly foraging boxes.   They are so great to hide your bird(s) favorite treat inside.  I found that when I was teaching my birds to Forage these boxes were an excellent way for my birds to learn.  Now that they are more advanced at foraging they just love to tear into these wonderful boxes filled with surprise treats.

I usually put some “Lafeber Avi Cakes or Lafeber Nutri Berries” inside and I watch our feathered flock tear up the boxes.  This is a great foraging bird toy that doubles as a way to give your bird back a taste for his/her natural wild instinct to forage.  They keep our flock busy for hours.

Watch the video below to see the ‘Eco Forage Boxes” in action.

I would love to hear about your experiences with these great foraging boxes.  Please leave me a comment.

How to Get Your Bird to Eat Vegetables Part 2

Turkey Veggie Meatballs

Turkey Veggie Meatballs

This is the second part in my series of how to get your birds to eat their vegetables.  Birds are a lot like children, most of them do not like to eat vegetables unless persuaded.  My Double Yellow Headed Amazon Kiwi never has to be persuaded, he just loves his veggies.  He is such a Momma’s Boy!  (LOL)

My second idea  is to mix the veggies in a turkey meatball.  We make turkey meatballs (ground turkey instead of ground beef) for ourselves so we started giving them to our birds.   Our birds just love turkey meatballs.

Again, we started with plain turkey meatballs to make sure they liked them.  Then we started adding the vegetables.  You can use fresh vegetables or  you can use frozen mixed vegetables, which ever is easiest for you.  Cook the frozen mixed vegetables (if using fresh veggies there is no need to cook them) and then place the cooked or fresh vegetables into a blender.  Blend the veggies.  We try to grind the veggies up though not as much as with the eggs.(See Part 1 of How to Get My Bird to Eat Vegetables)   Just enough so that your bird can’t easily eat around the veggies.  Birds are so smart they can easily tell when something looks like a veggie.(LOL)  Cook in pan or in oven until fully cooked, well done.  We like to cook ours in the oven since we can avoid using cooking oils.   All off my birds love the Veggie Turkey Meatballs.  (Please note this technique is meant to be used for a short time period……Just to help your bird get used to the taste of the vegetables.  As your bird becomes accustomed to the vegetables discontinue the use of the Turkey meat in his or her diet.)

So the next time you make ground turkey for your family put aside some meat for your feathered friends.  Mix in some veggies, cook and watch them go to town.

Add some Lafeber “Avi Cakes” to top it off.  Has anyone ever made a veggie turkey ball for their birds?  I would love to hear your comments.