Tree Top Bird Center
It still feels like winter around here, but it is getting closer to Spring every day. I hope you are all taking the time to roll your bird’s cage into the sunshine now and then so it can get some Vitamin D. Alternatively, there is always the full spectrum lighting, but I think it’s also nice if the birds can look out the window. In the wild, birds have to be on the lookout all of the time for predators. It’s probably more stimulating for them to sit in front of a window and see what’s going on in the backyard than just to sit on their perch and sleep all day.
There was a video on TV the other day about Eddie, a 15-year-old sea otter learning to play basketball at an Oregon Zoo. They determined he had arthritis in his elbows and thought it would be beneficial if he became more active. He learned to dunk the basketball really quickly. The side benefit of this was that Eddie seems to really like playing basketball. I don’t know if animals get depressed when they’re bored, but they sure seem happy when they are active. So, as always, I recommend that you give your pet bird things to do to be active, starting with a view of the great outdoors where there is stuff to watch… and watch out for. Here is a link to watch Eddie!
We’re gearing up for another busy baby-bird season at the shop, cleaning, arranging, and organizing “stuff” so we’re ready when the babies start coming in. We got news that some sun conures would be coming in soon, the first of the spring babies! Right now we just have lovebird and parrotlet babies, but more will be streaming in as the weeks go by. Be sure to put your name on a wait list if you’re thinking about a new pet. There’s no obligation and we’ll call you in the order of the list.
-20% off selected new cookable foods (good time to try ‘em out!)
-20-30% off selected toys! (Stock up while they’re cheap!)
I hope you all have a happy St. Patrick’s Day, and we hope to see you soon!