BARGAINS : ONE STORE, 1,000 BIRDS.Byline: Trisha King & Deborah Newmark
When we first discovered Birds Plus in 1991, it was a cozy See COSE. 1,100-square-foot store. Today, Birds Plus has 6,000 square feet of discounted birds - from cockatiels to hyacinth macaws - and all related bird supplies.
If your little one has been after you about getting a bird, a cockatiel cockatiel
Crested, small, gray Australian parrot (Nymphicus hollandicus). It has a yellow head, red ear patches, and a heavy beak used to crack nuts. The cockatiel is in the same family (Cacatuidae) as the larger cockatoo. About 13 in. is a good one for beginners. Normally $99 and up retail, Birds Plus' hand-fed cockatiels are $69.
With at least 1,000 birds in inventory (you can usually hear the birds when you pull into the parking lot), Birds Plus is a great place to get a look at the variety of colorful plumage plumage, of birds: see feathers. nature has to offer. Currently, the most popular-selling bird is the African gray parrot (Zool.) an African parrot (Psittacus erithacus), very commonly domesticated, and noted for its aptness in learning to talk. Also called jako.
See also: Gray . Among the quietest of parrots, they are also the best talkers. Although $1,000 for a hand-fed, baby African gray is not inexpensive, it beats the $1,500 or more you'd pay retail.
The bird-loving co-owners, Lou Barth and Lloyd Bremseth, have been in the bird business for over 20 years, and one or the other is always available to answer any questions you may have.
Whenever we visit Birds Plus, we always fall in love with one of their very affectionate Maluccan cockatoos. With a life span of at least 70 years, the Years, The
the seven decades of Eleanor Pargiter’s life. [Br. Lit.: Benét, 1109]
See : Time purchase of one of these loving birds shouldn't be taken lightly. Retail for a Maluccan cockatoo cockatoo: see parrot.
Any of 21 species of crested parrots (family Cacatuidae), found in Australia and from New Guinea to the Solomon Islands. Most species are white with touches of red or yellow; some are black. can run as high as $2,200, but the price here is $1,400.
In addition to lots of fine-feathered friends, Birds Plus has cages in all shapes and sizes (wrought-iron cages for small birds run $59 instead of $99 retail). Grooming costs $3 for small birds and $5 for larger ones, and, depending on size, boarding runs $3 to $7 a day.
By the way, if a bird doesn't fit into your household just now, parents are always welcome to take their children to Birds Plus. The kids can ooh and aah at all the exotic birds The Exotic Birds was a pop music group formed in Cleveland, Ohio in 1983 by three Cleveland Institute of Music percussion students, Andy Kubiszewski, Tom Freer and Tim Adams. They wrote their own music and were described as synth pop, techno-pop and techno-dance. , and the best part: It's absolutely free.
Birds Plus is located at 14041 Burbank Blvd., Van Nuys; (818) 901-1187. Hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. seven days a week. Mastercard and Visa are accepted.
Quick Frames will put your 24-by-36-inch picture in a metal frame and prepare it for hanging for $19.95 (elsewhere $39.85) - that includes a choice of more than 40 colors. On wood frames, they will guarantee the lowest price. Quick Frames is at 418 W. Los Feliz Road, Glendale; (818) 548-0152. Hours are 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday.
Camping and backpacking backpacking
Sport of hiking while carrying clothing, food, and camping equipment in a pack on the back. In the early 20th century backpacking was primarily a means of getting to wilderness areas inaccessible by car or by day hike. season is approaching, and Adventure 16 will rent you a sleeping bag, pad, two-person tent and backpack for $42 - it would cost you several hundred dollars to purchase the items new. Bring along a friend and rent another sleeping bag for $12. Prices are for the first night only; additional nights are $3 per item. The company also rents stoves, child carriers and more. Adventure 16 is at 5425 Reseda Blvd., Tarzana; (818) 345-4266. Hours are 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday.
Photo: Birds Plus co-owner Lou Barth provides a friendly perch for a blue and gold macaw macaw: see parrot.
Any of about 18 species of large tropical New World parrots (subfamily Psittacinae) with very long tails and big sickle-shaped beaks. Macaws eat fruits and nuts. . The store has at least 1,000 birds in inventory.
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