31 March 2020
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Perry & Lennie have been choosing to stay in their cage. This may be because they have been moulting (again!) which can make them a little lethargic. Or it could be because they both have problems flying. But I think the main reason is that their primary purpose for coming out was to see Dalai & now I imagine they ask themselves, why bother if he is not around?
I have been lenient on this front as I miss Dalai too.
However, with their moulting and constant preening, I felt they were missing out on having a bath. The Thomas Bath is situated on the far side of Dalai’s cage. Whilst they might occasionally pop into Dalai’s cage to avoid the cleaner (me) for a few minutes, they are nowhere near venturing on top of the cage. Anyway, I thought I would bring the bath to them & perhaps hold it up near their door.
When I showed them the bath, Lennie looked particularly excited. He was normally the one having lots of baths, whereas Perry was happy with one in a blue moon. Because of Lennie’s look of interest, I decided to rig the bath up on their main door so that when it closed the bath would be between two perches. This done, I was pleased to see they were not startled to see an indoor bath but, in fact, were rather pleased.
I took the videos below. Unfortunately the cage bars are in the way, but you can get an idea of how it unfolded. Surprisingly, Perry was the first to jump in so I guess his blue moon was long overdue.
Perry & Lennie after their bath