12 February 2015
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It is not often I get up early enough that the Toyboys & Phineas are still ‘in bed’. I peer into their cages, under the cover & see they are still in their bedtime positions. If it is very early they will stay in those positions until it is the proper time to ‘get up’. Naturally, I tiptoe around the room until they wake.
Most mornings they are already awake. When Phineas sees me he runs up & down his ladder waiting for my finger to regurgitate to. Cagney & Bezukhov peer at me under their cover, patiently waiting for me to fold it back so their seed pots are no longer in darkness.
Here is Phineas, up & down the ladder:
Here is Phineas waiting for my finger:
Here is an impatient Phineas & the patient Toyboys:
Phinny’s cage with cover pegged up so he can see the Toyboys (on left under beige cover).
The Toyboys & Phineas have already greeted each other as I always peg up part of Phinny’s cover at the side so they can see each other come morning.
I had noticed before, when I did not do this, that Phinny, on seeing the Toyboys (actually, probably Cagney) would let out this really loud TWEEET! That was his morning greeting. With the opening in the cover, I do not witness this particular TWEEET so often but think it is better for them to greet each other as soon as they wish, rather than wait for me to uncover them.