Wow it’s almost been a month since my last post!
Life has been hectic. Since school ended I sleep ridiculous amounts, and then have to go to work. I am going to try to put myself onto a better schedule though, for both me and the birds!
The birds are fine. Kyoko has been more aggressive with Douglas lately, so I can never have her out when I just want to party with Douglas. His wings are starting to grow back, so I am impatiently waiting until he can start flying again!
Besides that it has been summer. It’s been overly warm, so we haven’t been able to go outside (since I work at 5:00 before it starts to cool down with the evening sun). Hopefully the weather will start to agree with us, and we can catch some more rays. Douglas has an Adventure Pack travel cage. I love them, but sadly not a lot of people carry them. I managed to get this one off of a friend on Avian avenue… just need to get one for Kyoko now! (she is in a small hamster cage.. lol)
My birds now eat Harrison’s which is very exciting! Going to finish up the last of the Pretty Bird Gold and switch to Harrison’s full time. Might buy a small bag of Pretty Bird Gold (or Hagen’s Tropimix… which I can get at a local pet store) and use that for foraging… unsure yet!
Here is us sharing dinner a few nights ago. It was pasta with some white cream sauce (very little… I didn’t have a lot left). I decided to share with the birdies. Douglas kept trying to eat my mushrooms, but I wouldn’t let him… then he’d growl at me LOL. what a brat! I let him share my pasta, and he still wants more!
And now I leave you with a cute picture of wet Dougie.
Hopefully I’ll start blogging more soon 🙂
Telling that story about spiking Kyoko made me think about what Douglas would have done. Kyoko was pretty shocked, but everyone around us was laughing (I was mortified) and as I cradled my little girl, she started laughing too. So everything was fine.
But Douglas? He wouldn’t let me get off that lightly!
Whenever I preen him, and accidentally touch a blood feather, he will growl and give me a little nip. If i pull away before he can get me, he’ll run after me until he gets me, haha!
If he hurts himself… like if he fell off a perch while playing. He’d run up to me with his wing lifted (always the right one) and start whining like a dog. I will always respond with “awwwwww Douglasssssss!” and he would respond by whining like a hurt puppy.
He’s so silly.
As you can see, I have a lot more pics of Dougie’s cage.. he has a lot more stuff. I try to keep it more open, which has worked a lot to get him to play, but Kyoko doesn’t use the bottom part of her cage, and just poops on EVERYTHING, so I keep the bottom pretty empty. She also doesn’t play as mucha s Dougie, and I need to take into account her large wingspan and tail!
Overall, I’m pretty happy. The only new things in the cage are the rope perches (which I haven’t had in MONTHS) made by Grey Feather Toys. They are custom made, and BEAUTIFUL! Not only are they so tightly wound, but also made of Stainless steel! (which is super hard to bend BTW!) Everything else is stuff I have hoarded over the past few years, or toys I’ve made myself, YAY!
Besides that, I finally found a good spot to hang the net a friend bought for me from Oliver’s Garden!
Dougie LOVES it, Kyoko doesn’t spend much time over there, haha.
Someone posted this on one of my videos. It made me so upset.
“There’s a good chance he’s being such a “bad boy” because you’re terrorizing the poor thing. How can you think this is funny? I sincerely hope you get bored of that beautiful bird and give it to a better home.”
It’s a video of Douglas trying to chew on my laptop cord, and i had the camera and brought it close to him which made him growl and get angry because when he wants to do something… he wants to do it.
I just feel so bad, and now I think maybe I am very mean to my birds!
Avian Organics is the BEST!
Here are some pics of the birds enjoying the blueberry mini sticks and rustic ribbon treats from Avian Organics.
I got some beautiful foot toys from some special people from one of my favourite bird toy stores, Oliver’s Garden. I LOVE the toys from here… they are so gorgeously made, and vibrantly coloured, and the birds love them!
Even though Douglas has been having some anti-toy behaviour (meaning, he won’t play with toys and won’t leave me alone… going to investigate this behaviour!) I still managed to get some great shots of him playing, and a few of Kyoko investigating (she’s very cautious).
(The toy he has his beak around is actually a dog/cat toy… its his favourite haha)