On occasion, I have temporarily replaced the boys seed with vegetables. The reason for this is two-fold:
- It forces them to eat more vegetables!
- It means that Thomas can come out & once I replace the vegetables with seed in his cage, he will go in, giving me more control over his comings & goings if time is short.
Anyway, on Saturday, before I went out, I replaced their seed with vegetables. This was around midday. I returned by about 4pm & was able to let them out around half an hour later.
What a kerfuffle! Where was the seed? It was quite comical watching them look for seed. I could not give in & give them seed as I wanted Thomas to have some exercise before going back home. In the meantime I watched something along the lines of the following:
Cagney: Bezooks, did you see any seed in their cage?
Bezukhov: Nope. I poked my nose in but they have vegetables just like us. I contemplated going in the Ferplast to investigate but there isn’t usually seed in there. Let’s have a doze in the loft area & hopefully when we wake the seed will have returned.
A few minutes later….
Thomas: Phinny dude, they have vegetables like us.
Phineas: I know Tom, I checked just moments ago whilst you were monitoring Cagney. Maybe there’s some in our cage now? [Goes to check]
Phineas: Nope, Tom. In fact the pots where the vegetables were have been removed. Does this mean we won’t have any food at all??
Thomas: Let me check. [Goes to check] You’re right, the pots have gone but the vegetables have reappeared in the dishes on the cage floor. Have Caggers & Bezuky’s seed returned yet?
Phineas: Nope. No change in the manor. What’s going on? It’s like some Twilight zone with no seed. What’s gonna happen to us?
Thomas: I suggest we keep a close eye on Cagney as I bet he knows where there is some seed but is biding his time going to it. [Phineas & Thomas monitor Cagney whilst he sleeps]
Seed pots returned to Phineas & Thomas’s cage. I go into kitchen to get Cagney & Bezukhov’s seed & return to find Thomas already eating his seed & Cagney & Bezukhov, wide awake, crowded around the open cage door:
Bezukhov: Thomas is eating SEED! He has SEED!
Cagney: How comes?! Shall we go in & eat from the other pot?
Phineas: Outta ma way! That’s my home & there’s seed in it! Dang! Mama has closed the door!
Bezukhov: Wait a minute…. seed pots are being returned to the Manor!
Cagney & Phineas rush to eat from the two pots I have put in the manor. I get the third pot & whilst I am still holding it, Bezukhov jumps on before I have a chance to put it in the cage.
Apart from the cracking of seeds.