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Parrot Ring Toss Trick with Kiwi, Buddy and Phantom

We put together a compilation of our birds Kiwi, Buddy and Phantom demonstrating their “Ring Toss” skills.  Each has a their very own special way doing their Ring Toss Trick.

Enjoy!!!

Ann
FunTime Birdy

New Year’s Resolutions for Parrot Owners

New Year's Resolutions for Parrot OwnersIt’s hard to believe 2012 is already here! The beginning of the year is a common time for people to set New Year’s Resolutions. You may want to improve your health, get more exercise, get a better job or spend more time with your family. But have you ever thought about making New Year’s resolutions for your parrot(s)? We all have aspects of our life we wish to improve. So why not think of ways you can become a better parrot owner? Try thinking of ways you can make your parrot happier & healthier. Here are a few ideas:

  • Spend more time with you bird. Parrots are social creatures that thrive on attention. They love human companionship and desperately need social interaction. If you have found yourself so busy with other things—such as work, friends and a social life of your own, that you have little time to spend with your bird, make a New Year’s resolution to change that. A few extra minutes here and there can make all the difference. For example, schedule a 15 minute play session with your parrot before heading off to work. Find some stimulating bird toys for your feathered friend or think up a new trick to teach your parrot.
  • Feed more fresh food. Sometimes we get so busy it is easier to throw your parrot a bowlful of pellets than to chop up fresh fruits and veggies. However, parrots need a diet that is rich in fresh, wholesome foods. While pelleted formulas can be nutritious, you should supplement with fruits, vegetables, pasta and other delicacies. Every time you go grocery shopping for yourself, pick up a few items for your bird. When shopping the produce aisle, grab some extra bananas, mango, papaya, peppers or Kale for your bird. By adding fresh produce to your bird’s diet, you will help increase their overall health and longevity.
  • Buy new bird toys regularly. Parrots get bored easily. They need new experiences to help keep their minds fresh and alert. The best way to satisfy your parrot’s incessant curiosity is to purchase new and intriguing bird toys on a regular basis.
  • Buy a parrot playstand. A parrot playstand is ideal for keeping your birds entertained. They can climb, dance, chew and toss a number of different toys to their hearts content. By making a few, everyday changes to your parrot’s routine and lifestyle, you can turn him into the happiest bird on the block.

Ann
FunTime Birdy

African Grey and Amazon Parrot Gifts for the Holidays

I can’t believe the Holidays are right around the corner and it’s a great time to pick up new bird toy(s), a basketball hoop, a Winger Skateboard  or even a new Parrot Playgym for your feathered friend(s).

Here a few great ideas for that Feathered pal of yours:

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ShredFest Bird Toy for African Grey Size Birds

Winger Skateboard by Mango

FunTime Birdy Junior Willow Tree Playgym

3 Sliding Drawers Bird Toy for Amazon Parrots

Basketball for Parrots by Mango Pet Products

Ann
FunTime Birdy

Celebrating Thanksgiving With Your Parrots

Happy Thanksgiving from FunTime Birdy

Thanksgiving is designed to be a family holiday. It’s a wonderful opportunity to spend time with your relatives…and your pet birds.

Fun activities, a tasty meal and a brief change in routine can help you and your feathered friends become an even closer family.

While there are a number of precautions you should observe during the Thanksgiving holiday to protect your feathered companions, this doesn’t mean they can’t join in the festivities. Here are a few ideas for celebrating this holiday with your feathered family members:

Share the Festivities!!

If you are having a Thanksgiving party at your house, there is no reason to lock your parrot in the back room by himself. Even if he has a few bird toys to keep him company, it’s better to include him/her as much as you can in the family. Allow your bird to come out and socialize with guests or hang out with the family. For safety reasons, be sure to keep your bird on a bird stand or parrot playgym at all times. This will protect him from getting stepped on or lost in a crowd of people.

If your parrots are extremely shy, or if you’re too nervous to have them out when guests are over, why not have a special Thanksgiving dinner just for you and your birds? You can prepare a parrot-friendly meal, play some festive music and just hang out together. Your parrots will love the tasty treats you provide.

 Share the Meal: Parrots love to eat!! In fact, other than playing with parrot toys, this is among their top favorite activities. Allowing your parrot to share the holiday meal can be a lot of fun. Just be careful that you do not feed any food that may be toxic to your bird. This would include things like chocolate and alcohol. In most instances you should avoid feeding your bird fatty or sweet foods. Make your feather friend some plain sweet potato with nothing in or on it.  They will still feel like they are part of the festivities, however they will be eating a bird safe meal.

If you allow your pet to participate in the holiday meal, make sure guests know what they can and cannot feed your bird. To be safe, you may want to make up a plate ahead of time with foods your parrot can eat. If guests want to feed your bird, they can take items from the plate you prepared. In this way you can be sure your bird is receiving only foods that are safe.

 Let Your Bird Show Off!! Does your bird know any bird tricks?  If so, why not let your parrot have the spotlight for a few minutes. Guests will love watching your bird perform and your parrot will love the attention. Even if your bird does not know any fancy tricks he can still show off basic obedience skills or his talking ability.

There are a number of ways to involve your feathered friends in the upcoming holiday. However, carefully watch their stress levels and make sure they are enjoying themselves at all times!!

If your bird needs a break from the crowd, give them their space. But don’t leave them alone for the entire day. Parrots are social creatures—they love being with their family.

So have a happy Thanksgiving together.

Ann
FunTime Birdy

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