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Every day I change the paper at the bottom of their cages. I usually put down 7 sheets of newspaper & then each day remove the top sheet leaving a nice clean sheet ready for fresh poops. Because I also like to clean other bits of the cage, I tend to do this at some point during the day when the cage is vacated.
This particular day was no different… or so I thought. Phineas was out & about, busy keeping his eye on his beloved Cagney in the Manor. I removed the top sheet in his cage as usual. Wiped a couple of perches & adjusted a toy, then went about my usual business.
Not long after, Phineas wanted to regurgitate to my finger so he jumped on the perch on the outside of his cage & proceeded to regurgitate to my readily available finger. So far so good. Then he glanced in the cage. Oh my! He did a double take! What is THAT?!!!! He looked unnerved & flew off! It was then that I noticed the rather scary looking paper on the bottom of his cage!
Perhaps he would not want to return to his cage?! To make sure there would not be a problem I removed the offending paper & slid it under another sheet. I was curious though. Did Phinny really looked shocked or did I exaggerate his reaction in my mind? A couple of days later, when the scary sheet of paper came to the top again, I decided to leave it there & see what happened.
Well….. Phinny reacted the same way!!! It made sense really. I mean, I do not think that even I would like to share a cage with something so scary, even if it was made out of paper. This time I got rid of that sheet of paper completely.
25 March 2012Posted by on
Yes, all is back to normal at the Manor now The Telegraph has returned as their preferred choice of bottom paper. I must say it is a great relief as the pages of The Mail were surprisingly messy & disorganised to look at & I imagine to poop on too. Long live The Telegraph!
12 March 2012Posted by on
Normally, I cut up The Telegraph, for the simple reason it is the newspaper that best fits the Manor floor. However, they are currently having to survive with The Daily Mail.
To ease things for them (Atilla, in particular), I have promised I will not take photographs or video of the Manor floor until the more upmarket broadsheet has been reinstated….