It was with a heavy heart that I decided to split up my flock.
After the mayhem that I last reported on, I decided they needed some cooling off, some downtime, some peace. Oh wait…. that may have been me that needed those things….. Actually, I felt their behaviour left me with little choice. So, Cagney & Bezukhov have been temporarily moved to my bedroom, leaving Phineas & Thomas in the lounge. In a way this is reverting back to an earlier stage of quarantine.
The logic of this new arrangement is to see if Phineas & Thomas can get on together & then I can perhaps introduce them to Cagney & Bezukhov (again) as mates. Perhaps this will make a difference? Only time will tell.
Fortunately, the toyboys have settled well in the bedroom. They were out & comfortably flying around the room quickly. Because of a lack of landing areas they do a lap or two & return to the manor each time. Surprisingly, so far I have only found one tiny toyboy poop on my pillow. I would prefer a mint but I am not complaining….
Day one of only Phineas & Thomas in the lounge resulted in Phineas knocking about the room all day by himself whilst Thomas chose to stay in the Ferplast. Here is Phineas having a shout & I suspect ordering Thomas to come out & join him:
However, come late afternoon, Thomas emerged. Phineas got very excited to have some company:
Thomas was only interested in having a bath though:
However, after he had dunked himself in the water, he seemed happier to socialise:
During the evening they settled on the playgym together. Unfortunately, they both seemed to have forgotten where their homes were, so as it got quite late, I had to grab them & pop them in their respective cages.
Thomas & Phineas snoozing on the playgym
That was the routine for the next 3 days… Phineas came out & had to entertain himself until around 5pm, when Thomas came out, had a bath & was then ready for socialising.
So far, so good. All is calm