Saturday, October 4, 2008


Spent the day hosing down cages. Started with one and just kept going. I got Oliver the parrot a "sleeping cage" which I will keep in the bedroom, and move his big cage out to the front of the house. As it is now, he doesn't spent a lot of time IN his big cage in the back of the house-he likes to be out and about with the rest of us. BUT-he must go to bed far earlier than we do-so he couldn't sleep in the front of the house. So I got him a little travel cage and a cage cover so I could read in my own bed at night.

He was on board with the whole thing till I wheeled his big cage out (he was on top of HIS new cage with new toys and gloating....).

It will be interesting to see how he reacts when he wakes up in the morning (and when I go to bed tonight-he usually opens one eye, says "hello" and goes back to sleep. Ah, change.


Lisa at Greenbow said...

What kind of parrot do you have?

Debra Kay said...

Oliver is an African Grey. This morning he sat in his black out curtain and made his usual hellos and farting noises. Then we played peek a boo under the curtain for a bit. I left the cage door open so he could get out and stretch his wings.

Right now it's "new" so there are things to explore-new perches, etc. and I'm going to let him play with it this morning. Once he's comfie and relaxed, I'll bring him out to his castle or his stand.....yes he's spoiled.

Keeping animals entertained is not that difficult-you just have to change something and it's a novelty. For instance, sending the dogs out in groups vs. as a single pack-makes the backyard very interesting indeed.

Citizen of Earth said...

Change comes to us all
Foe good or bad
There is the time for oppertunity

Sleep well Oliver

soulbrush said...

he is much better than a husband!wanna swap?