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Vinny the Timneh African Grey Loves his FunTime Birdy FunStation Playgym

Vinny on his new FunStation Play Gym

Vinny the Timneh African Grey loves his FunTime Birdy FunStation Playgym.

Here is what Vinny’s Mom Mary K. had to say:

Hey Ann we got the playgym today and it is beautiful!! Vinny, Giz, Zeus and Pooh will love it. Vinny is the only one on it so far and he loves his new playgym. We sent you an email with the photo. Hope you got it! Thanks!!

Thanks Mary for the great photo of Vinny!!!- Ann Zych – FunTime Birdy

Keeping your Parrot Entertained

Keeping your Bird Entertained

Keeping your Parrot Entertained

In order to keep your feathered friend healthy and happy, you will need to provide him with plenty of attention and mental stimulation.

It is important not to keep your bird locked in a cage all day long.  Birds need time outside the cage to interact with humans and to stretch their wings.  They need to have a place to play outside of the cage like a playgym or playstand.  Imagine being locked in your room all day with only one book to read and nothing else.  You would not be happy and you can’t expect your bird to be content like that.   Allowing your bird to become bored can be dangerous.  A depressed bird may develop serious behavioral issues such as feather plucking, screaming and aggression.

As a parrot owner there are several things you can do to keep your birdy friend happy, healthy and enjoying life:

1.    Provide plenty of bird toys. When you go shopping for bird supplies, be sure to invest in a number of parrot toys and pet bird toys. Look for bird toys that come in different colors, shapes and sizes.  Also, it is a good idea to rotate your bird’s toys every few weeks. This will keep his toys fresh and interesting. If you have a budget for bird supplies, toys should account for a sizeable portion of it.  Check out one of my recent Blog Posts on a Bird Toy Rotation Box.

2.    Provide plenty of free time. As mentioned earlier, your parrot will not enjoy spending his entire life in a birdcage—no matter how large it is.   As a result, try letting your parrot out of his cage for at least 2 hours a day. Instead of allowing your bird to have free roam of the house, invest in a bird stand or Parrot Play Gym. The bird stand will serve as your bird’s “space” while he is out of his cage.  Your feathered child can sit on their Parrot Play Gym, busily engaged with their bird toys, while you do housework or watch TV.

3.    Celebrate special occasions with your bird. Whenever Christmas, Thanksgiving, or a birthday rolls around, include your bird in the festivities.  Allow him to indulge in a few tasty treats.  Buy a new bird perch or some engaging parrot toys as a gift. These occasional celebrations will help keep your feathered friend in high spirits.  My birds seem to love the holidays and they especially love when we celebrate each of their birthdays.  I take lots of pictures of the birthday bird and then we open their birthday gifts and follow it up with some tasty bird treats.

Review: Cockatiel Playgym by FunTime Birdy

Another satisfied customer……….or in this case, another satisfied bird customer.  His name is Don and he is from Illinois.  This is what Don’s Mom had to say about his new FunTime Birdy Cockatiel Playgym (Sophomore):


The playgym is great. Our cockatiel Don (not sure the sex) loves it.

Thanks so much for the additional treats and toys. What a nice surprise!

We will definitely become a fan on Facebook.

Attached are two pictures of Don using the playgym. Thanks again for everything.

Check out pictures of Don enjoying his new playgym.

"Don" the Cockatiel enjoying his FunTime Birdy Playgym

"Don" a Cockatiel enjoying his FunTime Birdy Playgym

"Don" loves his new FunTime Birdy Playgym

"Don" just lovin' his new FunTime Birdy Playgym