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25 February 2021Posted by on
Moriarty puts his tour guide hat on & shows us around his quarantine cage:
0:01: Begin on diagonal perch
0:05 Dried grass
0:13 Platform perch
0:18 Perch where mirror is
0:24 Food bowl
0:27 Diagonal perch & platform perch (again)
0:28 Diagonal perch (again)
0:30 Middle of cage (flying area)
0:32 Conclude on perch where mirror is
Don’t give up the day job, Moriarty!
18 February 2021Posted by on
Moriarty is a fan of shiny things. This was apparent quite early on. He was often playing with the bell at the bottom of his chewy toy & the bells on the bottom of his swing.
His mirror gets a lot of attention which is probably expected for a bird that was on his own.
I suspected he would appreciate the disco ball, which he does!
I love my disco ball!
I love these shiny bells!
I love this bell!
Cor, what a handsome chappy!
4 June 2020Posted by on
Recently, Lennie has been using the lantern mirror as a headrest. It does not look terribly comfortable to me but he seems content with it.
When he’s not in a snoozing mood, he likes to play with the beads attached to the mirror:
It is a well-liked mirror & both Lennie & Perry enjoy a chat with it too.
20 April 2017Posted by on
They are all sweethearts (when they are not causing trouble) but for the purposes of this post, I am singling out Lennie Dennie, because he posed for some very nice photos in front of the red mirror.
19 July 2016Posted by on
Dalai likes to play with his red mirror:
2 July 2015Posted by on
28 October 2014Posted by on
The other day I heard a loud clunk. When I looked up, Phineas was on the floor of his cage looking a bit confused.
He had jumped on his ttmss swing & the perch section gave way. Poor boy. That was his bedtime swing & his all round chill out, best perching position.
I checked his swing to see if it could be repaired in any way, but the plastic hole that holds a side of the perch section had a gap in it. I decided that a replacement was needed. In the meantime, I gave him the toyboys ttmss swing. They do not use their swing nearly as much as Phinny uses his so I thought they would not miss it too much. Phineas had his bedtime swing back. He was pleased & order in the universe had been restored.
(Click on photos to enlarge)
You can see from the photos above that the replacement swing is very colourful. A perch on the toyboys’ swing had a hairline crack in it so I merged it with Phinny’s swing.
After an internet search I found the same swing but the cost of postage was extortionate. I decided to go for a slightly different swing. When it arrived, I put it in the toyboys’ manor. As yet it has not been touched….
16 August 2014Posted by on
Sometimes, when the toyboys are otherwise engaged, Phineas will tear himself away from monitoring them (mostly Cagney) & have a swing on the swinging perch. He usually chooses the lower rung to do this. He may even have a chat with the handsome dude in the mirror.
7 May 2014Posted by on
Come bedtime, I find that Cagney & Bezukhov settle down quite quickly. When the final big cover goes over, there is usually a last bit of faffing but otherwise they appear keen to get to sleep.
Phineas tends to take a bit longer to wind down & whilst the toyboys are already snoozing in the manor, Phineas uses the time, in his own cage, to chew on various toys. After a while, he puffs up & also settles down.
Mostly, he sleeps overnight on the left hand side of the ttmss swing. If he is not already on it, when his big cover goes on, he makes his way over.
A few nights ago when I peeked in under the cover, things seemed different & I had to squint to make out that Phineas was sitting on the right hand side of the ttmss swing rather than the left. Odd, but entirely acceptable. I thought nothing of it.
Last night it seems he wanted to shake things up a bit more. He mounted his ttmss swing as per usual, but whilst it was swinging, he was ducking under the mirror in the middle to reach the perch on the right hand side. This seemed a long winded way to get there, being as he could just slip around the side. Anyway, after a bit of faffing, he managed to get to the right hand side perch. Unfortunately he was facing outwards & not towards the mirror so he had to maneuver himself around. I thought he would settle there but no, it seems not. He stretched across to the normal swing, sat on there for a second, then jumped onto the rope perch on the side. What now? Back to the ttmss swing!
Yes, he went back over to the ttmss swing & again, whilst it was swinging, made his way under the mirror section to the right hand side. (By this time, I had pulled up a chair so I could comfortably watch instead of bending down to peek under the cover). Will he settle on the right hand side of the ttmss swing as he did the other night? No. He decided he wanted to get to the left hand side but instead of going under or around the side, decided to go over. How he did it, I really do not know, but did it he did! He managed to get up & squeeze himself through the gap between the ttmss swing & the top of the cage.
Once on the left hand side, he then ducked underneath to get to the right hand side again, transferred himself over to the normal swing, then the rope perch, then back across the cage to the ttmss swing! At the last peek, he settled, as usual, on the left hand side of the ttmss swing.
It is times like that when I fully understand why Cagney & Bezukhov do not want Phinny to sleep overnight with them. 😀
1 October 2013Posted by on