when i take my flock out, i leave them out until its dark. if i will be home during the day but not at night, i will not take them out because it is really hard to put them back during the day. if i do put them back during the day, the ones that go back relatively easy will fly out as i try to get others, and others (like bobby and leo) are nearly impossible to put back. at night my room is only lit up with fish tank lights and a string of white x-mas tree lights.
next week i will be starting my first job (woo!) and i will be leaving at about 12:40ish in the afternoon. i would like to take them out in the morning but i am worried that putting them back will be frustrating for me and them. is it wrong to mess with a rooms lighting in order to put them back? i had 2 ways i was going to try:
1. (practicing the days before i start). at night, turn on a lamp to simulate daytime and put them back. hopefully this would prep them for going back when it is light out. i did just try this today. they were settled in on the tree which is when i usually put them back. i put a lamp on and they did start to move around and where more difficult to put back(similar to daytime). i am afraid that this won't work because at night they settle in then i turn the lamp on, and in reality, there would be no settling in before i put them backů which brings me to #2-
2A. i put the shades down a half hour before i put them back and turn the tank lights on to simulate the normal night routine. after the *hopefully* settle down, i put them backů or-
2B. i do the same as 2A, but i put the lamp on also to simulate #1 from above
would this work? after they are back, i would put the shades back up
for my other pets: cat, rabbit, 6 fish tanks, 2 fire belly newts, 2 african dwarf frogs, 22+ crayfish, fish