Milie & Niblet wake up usually between 7 and 7:30am. We uncover the cages and take them in the kitchen. Lately they've been sleeping in Millie's cage but we take both because Niblet has the bigger cage and bigger water and pellet dish. They grab a few pellets and then want out. Sometimes they run from cage to cage, other times they want to join us at the table, usually on a shoulder. Millie lately wants to fly. She flies to my curtains, onto the counter, onto someone's should, back to her cage. Wings will be clipped on Thursday.. too dangerous and unfair to Niblet.
After breakfast I take them upstairs while I get dressed for the day. They love to run around on our king size bed and hide behind any one of the eight pillows.
Then it's time for music. Ted and I have our computers in separate rooms and he will take one bird and I the other, we try to alternate. We play mp3 music that is already on the computer. This can continue for anywhere up to an hour but usually after about 30 minutes Millie wants to go for her seeds.
I give them each a tablespoon of seed and attempt to get them into their own cages as Niblet is a bullie with the seeds
and he usually won't let Millie near them.
They stay there until around noon when we go down into the kitchen. I open both cages and they play and often nap until around 1pm when I made their veg platter.
We eat early and they join us on the shoulder usually while we eat. By early I mean by 4pm.
Millie and Niblet join me while I clean the bottom of the cages, first one and then the other. Sometimes Millie will prefer to stay with Ted while he does the dishes but I don't allow Niblet to do that because we think this is where he might have been injured.
Then with fresh food and water they are closed usually in Niblet's cage. Once or twice a week we take them upstairs for a shower and rub down.
Around 5:30pm they want out again and join us in the family room and run along the back of the couch. Recently Millie has been teaching Niblet how to get to my shoulder. Other times they just preen each other.
By 6pm they're ready for sleep. Millie insists that they sleep in her cage so once they're settled I put the blanket on and that's it until the next morning.
Obviously there are times when appointments change or eliminate something in the routine.. usually the music but otherwise as we have the time for them and love doing it, it remains the same.