12 February 2015
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It is not often I get up early enough that the Toyboys & Phineas are still ‘in bed’. I peer into their cages, under the cover & see they are still in their bedtime positions. If it is very early they will stay in those positions until it is the proper time to ‘get up’. Naturally, I tiptoe around the room until they wake.
Most mornings they are already awake. When Phineas sees me he runs up & down his ladder waiting for my finger to regurgitate to. Cagney & Bezukhov peer at me under their cover, patiently waiting for me to fold it back so their seed pots are no longer in darkness.
Here is Phineas, up & down the ladder:
Here is Phineas waiting for my finger:
Here is an impatient Phineas & the patient Toyboys:
Phinny’s cage with cover pegged up so he can see the Toyboys (on left under beige cover).
The Toyboys & Phineas have already greeted each other as I always peg up part of Phinny’s cover at the side so they can see each other come morning.
I had noticed before, when I did not do this, that Phinny, on seeing the Toyboys (actually, probably Cagney) would let out this really loud TWEEET! That was his morning greeting. With the opening in the cover, I do not witness this particular TWEEET so often but think it is better for them to greet each other as soon as they wish, rather than wait for me to uncover them.
6 September 2014
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It has become a bit of a ritual. On uncovering Phineas in the morning, he is usually eager to regurgitate to my finger but this is quickly followed by the need to jiggy-jiggy. He gets very, very, very restless & keeps looking at the cage door as that is where my hand will enter. As soon as I put my hand in, he is on & ready for his ‘constitutional’… his budgie boogie-woogie… his ‘service’…. his hand jive.
We usually get this ‘job’ out of the way first thing. Often, I leave the cover half on as then he is not distracted by Cagney & Bezukhov, cheering him on. If that happens, he has to stop his jiggying & look across to the Manor to make sure he is not missing anything. All those stops & starts can make me miss a whole episode of Frasier! And of course he is not missing anything because he is having a one-budgie-band party in his own cage, albeit with the assistance of my hand!
After his ‘service’, we then have an extended regurgitation session. When this is over, he needs food & water & then mostly can get down to the business of relaxing. He just cannot relax if he is bursting to jiggy! Perhaps he has OCD as well as RBS…
Oh, I nearly forgot…. Good Morning, Phineas!
Bezukhov has a new morning routine. As soon as I take the cover off the sides of the manor, he runs to the platform perch & proceeds to grumble for a good few minutes. He has been doing this every morning for a couple of weeks now. 🙂
19 January 2012
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Nope, not the morning post, but the morning poop. 😀
Atilla does a particularly large poop first thing in the morning. You can see an example below. Shortly after, Cagney did his poop which is what I am pointing to with my finger. You can get an idea of the size difference. What look like other smaller poops to the south & west of Atilla’s morning poop are actually satellite poops, i.e., spawned from the main morning poop.
Morning poop with satellites & Cagney poop
The pooping couple