Your E-mail:
Will your bird get a holiday gift this year?

Printer Friendly

Search & Destroy

Some birds prefer home furnishings to toys

Compiled by Crystal Apilado with an introduction by Laura Doering

Right now, a wicker chair sits helpless as its twigs are snipped off one by one, a computer is rendered useless by way of stolen keys and a door jam is looking vulnerable and naked, with its rubber tip now a crumbled heap nearby. Yes, homes across America (and beyond) are under assault, falling victim to strong beaks and curious feathered minds, which begs the question, ”Do you know where your bird is right now?”

There is good reason behind the phrase “bird-proof your home.” It protects the health and well-being of your bird, and it saves you a costly remodel. That said, “bird-surprises” can still pop up in a bird-proofed room. In less than the time than it takes you to read this sentence, your bird, sitting contently on your lap, could very well have reached beside you and chewed off the on/off button of your phone. That’s exactly what my Amazon did years ago, which essentially made it impossible to make calls or end calls.

**For the full article, pick up the June 2008 issue of BIRD TALK**

 Did you like this excerpt? Subscribe now to read more like it.

 Give us your opinion on
Search & Destroy

Submit a Comment or
Join Club
Earn 1,000 points! What's this?
Reader Comments
Yes, as the mother to an Umbrella Cockatoo, Cuddles- for over 20 years, now, I can say that any of "Mommy's" toys are far more interesting than anything I buy for her. If I buy a new toy, it is usually better that I put it in one of "my" places, such as the kitchen counter, and she will "steal it from me". As I work from home on the PC, that is something she will always gravitate to- recently managing to get to the cord of my power source. Now I have sheets of aluminum flashing over the one place where those cords have to cross a corner. Silly me, I thought that the shredder blocking them was enough prior to this.
Virginia, Phoenix, AZ
Posted: 5/28/2008 6:51:30 AM
View Current Comments
Top Products
BirdChannel Home | Bird Breeders | Bird Species | Related Links | BirdChannel Editors and Contributors
                       | Birds USA |  
Disclaimer: The posts and threads recorded in our message boards do not reflect the opinions of nor are endorsed by I-5 Publishing, LLC nor any of its employees. We are not responsible for the content of these posts and threads.
Copyright ©  I-5 Publishing, LLC. All rights reserved.
Our Privacy Policy has changed. Your California Privacy Right/Privacy Policy
Advertise With Us  |  SiteMap  |  Contact Us  |  Terms of Use  |  Community Guidelines | Bird eClub Terms
BirdChannel Newsletter Signup | Link to Us | About Us | More Great I-5 Sites
Gold Standard

*Content generated by our loyal visitors, which includes comments and club postings, is free of constraints from our editors’ red pens, and therefore not governed by I-5 Publishing, LLC’s Gold Standard Quality Content, but instead allowed to follow the free form expression necessary for quick, inspired and spontaneous communication.

Become a fan of BirdChannel on Facebook Follow BirdChannel on Twitter
Get social and connect with BirdChannel.

Hi my name's Echo RIP

Visit the Photo Gallery to
cast your vote!
Information on over 200 critter species