Tiki the Cockatiel Loves his New FunTime Birdy Bird Toys

Tiki the Cockatiel just loves his new FunTime Birdy bird toys…..this is what his Mom Melanie had to say “Tiki loves his toys and started destroying them as soon as I put them in his cage. Thanks for making them and getting them shipped so quickly!Melanie and Tiki (Florida)

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Grocery Shopping for your Bird

Some people have the mistaken idea that feeding a parrot is simple and easy. However, if you believe that all you need to do is pick up some bird seed from the store once in a while, you are in for a surprise. Feeding a parrot is much more involved than that. In order to have a healthy, happy bird…

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Why is my Bird Afraid of his Bird Toys

Why is my Bird Afraid of his Bird Toys

Every bird is different in personality. Some parrots love to play with a new bird toy right away while some parrots can be very picky about which bird toy they will play with. There are even some birds that are literally terrified of bird toys and will not play with bird toys at all. Parrots are a lot like humans…

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Why Does my Bird Need a Parrot Playgym?

Why Does my Bird Need a Parrot Playgym?

Imagine staying in the same room every day, all day, never having the chance to leave. Your food and water is brought to you daily but you can never leave that room. That is the life of a feathered companion who does not have time out of his home (cage). Leaving a bird in a cage 24 hours a day…

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When your Parrot Molts

When your Parrot Molts

Our Parakeet Charlie is going through a bad Molt. You may say what is a “Molt”. Molting for your feathered friend is a birds process to shed and replace their feathers with new ones. This is a very stressful time for your bird. Molting can be triggered by seasonal light changes, the ending of raising baby chicks, changes in temperature…

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What Foods should my Parrot Eat to Stay Healthy

What Foods should my Parrot Eat to Stay Healthy

Getting your feathered friend to eat healthy foods can be a very daunting task. Our Cockatoo Marshmellow enjoys her pellets like Caitec’s Oven Fresh Pellets and Harrison’s Bird pellets but eating healthy vegetables and fruits….she is as picky as they come. All I can say is that it takes time and patience……it worked with Marshemllow. She now enjoys her vegetables…

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What to Look For when Purchasing a Bird Cage for your Parrot

What to Look For when Purchasing a Bird Cage for your Parrot

The first thing to remember when purchasing a bird cage for your bird is that your birds’ cage is his/her domain or home. This is the place where they will spend a good portion of their days and nights when they are not out on their playgym or bird stand. Make sure the cage is wide enough so that your…

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Types of Bird Perches you Should Have in your Birds Cage

Types of Bird Perches you Should Have in your Birds Cage

It is so important to have many different types of surfaces for your bird to perch on in his home. When you think about it your bird never sits down or gets off of his feet so he is always standing 24 hours a day 7 days a week even when he is sleeping. Can you imagine if you stood…

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The 4 Types of Bird Toys Your Parrot Must Have

The 4 Types of Bird Toys Your Parrot Must Have

There are 4 types of bird toys your parrot must have in their bird cage. These types of toys will make for a well adjusted bird who is not wanting for your attention by screaming or plucking his feathers. Chewable Toys Chewable bird toys are the toys that once you put it in your bird’s cage, he immediately tears them…

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The 4 Holiday Bird Safety Tips every Parrot Owner Should Know

The 4 Holiday Bird Safety Tips every Parrot Owner Should Know

Keeping your bird safe is important at anytime but during holidays it is especially important to be more vigilant with your birds safety. Here are 4 bird holiday safety tips that every parrot owner should know. Safety Tip #1: Be very careful of non-stick cookware and teflon. All humans who share their homes with birds should have a non-stick (teflon)…

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The 3 Steps to Teaching your Bird to Play with Bird Toys

The 3 Steps to Teaching your Bird to Play with Bird Toys

Every bird like every human is an individual with individual likes and dislikes. Sharing my life with birds for over 20 years, I have found that when I have maintained these three steps I have been able to turn the most finicky birds into to bird toy players. Demonstrate New Bird Toys to your Birds I have found the best…

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Spring Cleaning your Bird Cage

Spring Cleaning your Bird Cage

Spring is a time of renewal…..time to open windows, clean and freshen up our homes from the long winter months. Spring is also the time to clean and freshen up your feathered friends home as well. I like to take all my bird cages out and really clean them. I like to scrub them down and hose them off at…

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Safe Parrot Toy Material for your Bird

Safe Parrot Toy Material for your Bird

Whether you are new bird owner or an experienced bird owner, it is extremely important to buy parrot toys that are safe for your feathered friend(s). Many bird toys and bird toy parts can be very dangerous to your bird without you even knowing it. Here’s What to Look For: Metal Chain Make sure that the metal chain that is…

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Preventing Obesity in Parrots

Preventing Obesity in Parrots

The majority of pet parrots are well-taken care of and are provided with an abundance of delicious food. They have little need to exercise and often spend their days standing leisurely on their bird stand or in their bird cage. Unfortunately, this lifestyle can lead to obesity. Many veterinarians cite obesity as the number one health concern among our feathered…

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Parrot Intelligence and Foot Preference

Parrot Intelligence and Foot Preference

Does your parrot favor one foot to another? Our African Grey Jerry always needs to be picked up on his left side. Whenever you pick him on the right side he will not step up. Also, when he eats it is always using his left foot. As a matter of fact, when Jerry plays with his foot toys or even…

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Lifespan of Parrots

Lifespan of Parrots

As a devoted parrot owner, no doubt you want your bird around for many years to come. The truth is that a well-cared for parrot can outlive its owner. So purchasing a feathered friend may indeed be a lifelong commitment. However, keep in mind that a parrot’s lifespan is directly linked to the quality of care he/she receives. There are…

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How Many Bird Toys Should My Parrot Have in His Bird Cage?

How Many Bird Toys Should My Parrot Have in His Bird Cage?

There are many different opinions about this subject. A lot of bird owners will say “my bird doesn’t like to play” or “my bird destroys his/her bird toys right away so I don’t want to buy that many toys for him”. The truth of the matter is that birds need at least 10 to 14 toys in their cage at…

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Common Questions about Parrots

Common Questions about Parrots

Common Questions about Parrots Parrots are fascinating creatures……and parrot ownership is one of the greatest adventures you’ll ever have in a lifetime. It can be a truly rewarding experience, provided you are up to the challenge. Here are a few common questions about parrots: 1. How do parrots learn to talk? Parrots talk because they are taught to do so.…

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8 tips for a Healthy and Happy Parrot

8 tips for a Healthy and Happy Parrot

Parrots can be complex individuals. But if you familiarize yourself with your particular species of parrot, it is not too difficult to keep your feathered friend happy and content. As a parrot owner, this should be your top priority. Birds who become bored can develop all sorts of emotional problems including feather plucking, screaming, self-mutilation and depression. To avoid this…

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