Sunday, October 31, 2010

Joy's Special's..........

SPECIAL SALE...................................................

10% OFF supplies when purchasing your new reptile......
$2.00 OFF...............RATS
$1.00 OFF...............MICE

We would like to thank you for visiting out web site and we look forward to you next visit to the store........

Thursday, October 28, 2010

New addition to the reptile room

Just wanted to let you know about the newest addition to the store.
LOBSTER ROACHES..........they are fantastic little creatures.
They make great pets because they don't smell and are very easy to clean and take care of.
For we all know that roaches eat just about any thing so feeding will be real easy.
Maintenance is very easy too, just a weekly cleaning is all that is needed.

They grow to about 1 1/4 inches in size as adults.
Live span is about one year...Their price is only $.40 each so not very expensive either.

So if you think these little guys would be your kind of pet come on down to our store and check them out.

Thanks and hope to see you soon

Friday, October 22, 2010

Special sales going on this week in the reptile room!!!

Hi this is Joy, and I would just like to let you know about some specials we are running this week in the reptile room.    

Joy's Specials..............

Guinea pig........ white male          $24.99
All rats are .............................         $2.00 dollars off
All mice are ............................         $1.00 dollar off

We are all so running a great deal on kittens.
While they last a  FREE kitten with any $5.00 or more purchase....
They are all males but there are different colors to choose from.
Please come in soon and pick out your new friend.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

We have a wonderful Staff!


My name is Joy and I work for Birdie Bird Pet Shop........
I would like to welcome you to the shop and I really hope we are able to fill all your needs.

We have a large selection of pets and would love to help you find your new family member.
If for some reason you dont see what you are looking for just let us know, I am sure Karen could look in to it and find what you are looking for.

Please be sure to research the animal you desire and hopefully we can also supply you with all the materials needed to set up a good home for them.
We have many types of foods and substrates, along with tanks and cages readily available for you at time of purchase.

So we look forward to your visit ........
thank you   Joy

Monday, October 18, 2010

Current Specials and pricing!

Current Prices and Specials as of 10/18/2010
English baby budgies regular price $89.99     sale price $59.99    
baby parakeets                 ''   ''       $18.99      ''   ''         $16.99
Baby hand feed green cheeks
yellow sided and pineapple             $399.99     '' ''          $329.00
green cheek with cage                                                 $169.00
baby love birds                              $80.00                    $60.00 each or
two love birds                                $150.00                  $115.00
baby red lored amazon                   $849.00                  $700.00
( hand fed)
baby mexican red head                  $849.00                   $700.00
(hand fed)
Baby blue front amazon                  $899.00                  $759.00
( hand fed)
two african grey congos, each one comes with own cage  $750.00  each  includes large cage, their toys, perches and their feeding dishes.  Cage come with metal seed guards and a play stand on top.  creme colored cage.  
Come on in and take a look at all of the cute and lovable pets!  We are located at 613 Meridian Rd., Meridian, Idaho!  Call for the most current availability and to add something to your wish list! (208) 898-8888

Friday, October 15, 2010

Feeding your bird

I would like to take a moment to discuss feeding your birds.  I have had a lot of customers who was not aware of the proper diets, for their birds.  I am going to start by telling you what not to let your bird have.
avocados ( very toxic)
apple seeds (CORE your apples before you give them to the bird)
even though this is not food, figure a good time to mention that room sprays, smoke, burning teflon coatings, some carpet shampoos, paint fumes, can be harmful to your birds too.  Will cover other things at another time.

Birds need more than a pellet or seed diet. 
Depending on the bird and size of bird, they should have produce, either real tiny pieces, for small birds like finches, or can give larger sizes, to larger birds.  I make up a mixture for all my breeders, as well as the birds in the pet shop.  They get their mixture every morning. 
I put into mixture, cooked brown rice, or pastas, with chopped up fresh vegetables or even frozen .  I sometimes add eggs, sometimes cooked beans like pinto, sometimes lentils, or split peas.  I make a huge pot of this,I cook it all together, and then put part in zip lock bags and freeze part of it to have on hand for a day or two off of cooking lol.  Then I add to said mixture, chopped fruits, apples, grapes, bananas, and any other fruits I have on hand.  Sometimes berries, mango, peaches, pears.  I then add to this mixture, powdered vitamins and also calcium/magnesium.  I carry Avitech products, and Use AviVita Gold and Cal-D-Solve. 
For the little birds, I put the mixture into a hand food processor which chops it all up fine.  The other birds get it in bigger pieces.  Sometimes I also add walnuts to said mixture, sometimes small amount of chicken.  Yes birds can have small amounts of meat. 
Here are some items my birds also love. 
mashed potatoes with peanut butter
macaronni and cheese.
ramon noodles ( spelling lol)
sweet potatoes  cooked
yams  cooked
squash and pumpkin cooked
avoid a lot of lettuce, has very little nutrition, plus can make their stools lose.
can give spinich, Kale, carrot tops.  
The internet has a world of info on your bird, so enjoy looking up info, for the type of bird you have.  But careful their is also a lot of someone says this and someone say that stuff, so don't get confused.  If you would like, you can always send me a gmail, I will try to help you with any questions.  Also, if you have some info to cover, feel free to write to the readers here. 
Oh I almost forgot, Sunflower seeds, a lot of the birds love them, but try not to feed too many, as they can be unhealthy in large amounts, over a period of time. 
If your bird has been just a seed eater or pellet eater, and won't eat other foods it should have, keep up giving it, sometimes taking their seed away for part of the day ( a few hours or so)  then maybe they will check out their new mixture you provided them. 
You can make up your own mixture and freeze little bags, and zap in micro wave to thaw.  Tomorrow I will be adding a great bird bread recipe.  So please watch for it.

If your bird is lost.

Hi, wanted to write an article about what to do, if your bird gets outside and you lose it.  First of all, put the bird's cage, food and water outside, in an area it may be able to see.  If you can see your bird, try to get it to come to you or cage with treats it likes.  Keep talking to it.  If you don't know where it flew off to, keep in mind, it most likely will be high up in bushes or trees, so when looking for it, look up.  They feel safer in high places.  Most often, birds will not go further than a two block radius, so make up flyers and post all around the area, and can also go around and give to neighbors.  Call the humane society and let them know.  They rescue birds all the time, or people finding birds may call them.  Keep watch on craigs list, and you may want to post a missing report there too.  There are a lot of lost bird places on the internet, so check them out.  Post there too.  Keep up hope, many birds do get back to their owners.  I know of one gal who I wrote emails back and forth for some time, her bird got outside and was lost for over two weeks.  Her bird ended up in a high tree in their back yard, and she heard it, and talked it down to her.  It was dirty and hungry, but otherwise it was fine.  If any of you have stories to share, please do, welcome any of you, to write.  Karen

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Welcome to Birdie Bird Pet Shop!

Thanks for stopping by! I am locally owned and operated with a focus on birds that I have hand fed from birth out of my aviary. I have always had a love for animals. I got my start turning my passion into a business by owning the aviary. Now my dream has come true by also opening my own pet shop in the quaint town of Meridian, Idaho located in the heart of the Treasure Valley. We are minutes from Boise, Nampa and Eagle, Idaho. I carry a variety of small animals including several different kinds of birds, turtles, lizards, iguanas, guinea pigs, mice, hamsters, gerbils, and even sometimes kittens! (Please contact me for current availability or to add a pet you are looking for to your wish list as birds are seasonal and the variety of small pets in my store is constantly changing.) I also have a variety of pet supplies. I would love to help match you with a new friend that would suit your lifestyle and am happy to give you tips on how to care for your new companion! We are also in the process of starting up mobile pet care!  Please stay tuned or call me for details.  We currently offer  grooming, boarding and so much more. We are conveniently located at 613 Meridian Road in the heart of Meridian, Idaho so come on in today to make a new friend!!!!

Please feel free to contact me with any questions about birds or small pets!