Please say hello to our two new boys, Frediano & Finkleberry!
As mentioned in my previous post (click here), on Tuesday the 14th of March I rescued two birds. At the time, they were to be friends for Lennie & Moriarty, after the loss of Perry. The advert for them caught my attention as it said that the birds were ‘not getting on with the cats‘. They were apparently a male & female, though the photos were not clear enough to confirm.
The handover was a little stressful as they were transferred into my travel cage whilst two cats prowled around the open plan room. Information about them was vague but I gathered they had had them for about a year. Due to the cats, they had not been let out to fly. Seed was their only food, of which I took some home to help with the transition. I was also given a mirror toy that I threw in my bag.
At home, the folding cage was already set up for quarantine in my bedroom. Their seed was low quality so I did not mix it with my own seed. Once in the quarantine cage, they quickly found the seed & were eating it without any problems, so I discarded the box I was given. They also found the millet spray. The boys seemed relatively okay, but quiet. Oh, & yes, it turned out they were both boys!
Because of the radical change for them, I left them alone as much as I could, so they could ‘decompress’, only disturbing them to change seed & water & change the bottom paper in the pull out tray. As it turned out, Lennie became ill at this time, so my attention was focused on him.
I think you will agree that they are very handsome boys!