Puddings & Toyboys

A blog about my beautiful budgies.

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An Upgrade, a Move & some Tweaking

Cagney & Bezukhov live in the Manor.  They were originally quarantined in the old Ferplast (OF).  Phineas lives in the folding cage, where he was quarantined too.  Thomas was quarantined in the OF but then went to live with Phineas in the folding cage.

The OF, when not in use, has often been a chilling out cage.  However, I wanted to phase it out as there was some damage to the bars in places & I did not feel it was safe any more.

Enter the new Ferplast (NF).

The NF is basically the upgraded version of the OF, with a few design changes.  (The jury is still out on whether those changes are “improvements”).  My plan was for Phineas & Thomas to move into the NF as it is much bigger than the folding cage.  I felt that Thomas would appreciate the extra space to get away from Phineas at times.

Due to Thomas being unwell, I put off moving him & Phineas into their new home until he was feeling better, but the NF was set up & moved into the room, as the replacement chill-out cage.  Phineas did go in there briefly but otherwise it was completely ignored, most certainly by the scaredy-cat Toyboys because of its different colour (e.g., black bars instead of white).

Sadly, Thomas is now no longer with us.  I went ahead with the move anyway as the NF was ready & waiting.

Moving day was last week.  Read more of this post

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Cage portfolio

Here is an update on the current Cage Portfolio:

  • Travel Cage – Tiny enclosure for transportation with no room to swing a cat.  Only used twice.
  • Hospital Cage – Cozy dwelling, purpose built for hospitalisation.  Can be converted into a mobile home.
  • The Ferplast – Modern style home.  Horizontal bar styling.  Light & airy with flat top ideal for roof play area.  In need of refurbishment.
  • The Manor – Non-mini Manor, reminiscent of San Remo architecture. Large reception area that houses food and water.  Basement ideal for eating poop. Trendy loft area converted into large open plan roosting area.
  • The Folding Cage – New build.  Dark decor.  Modern & portable design.  Stylish doors that slide upwards.

The Folding cage is the latest acquisition.  It is to replace the Ferplast that is showing signs of wear & tear, particularly on the bars.  The Ferplast was the Puddings’ first home.  They then upgraded to the Manor.  The Toyboys spent their quarantine days in the Ferplast.  Once both puddings & toyboys were settled into the Manor, I planned to dismantle the Ferplast but keep it as a spare.  The reality is that it has been in constant use as a play area, chill out area, temporary naughty-step prison, separation/cool down space.