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the fids' progress, new DIY toy

the new toy:
for the last few days i have been trying to think of what kind of toy to make with a paper egg carton. i was thinking of making a 'millet dispenser' where i take one of the pointy parts of the carton and flip it upside down ( like this toy is) and putting small millet chunks in it so the fids can eat/ pull them out of the bottom, revealing another piece. but i had no good plan for attaching a lid on the top, so i just though of the toy below! i took one of the cone pieces and put a square piece half way down so i dont use that much millet, and to make it more interesting i put a piece on top with a hole to make him work for it then the millet on the top is gone.

here is it before the millet:
(there i a second cone piece on the bottom because i made a big hole in the first one so i covered it with the second one)


filled with millet:
this was a fraction of the loose millet on the bottom of the bag.


lenny was so obsessive over this after i put it in. i tried to take it out for pictures and he didnt want to leave. i covered it with my fingers and he still was trying to get it!


and here is a pic of my Butch-Butch! eye pinning of course!
(please exuse the white poopy stain on the perch, i hadent goten the chance to sand it off lately )



the training: Lenny
well lenny is getting better. i put a perch on top of the cage today and because of it he was better at coming on the perch. i got him on the window sill and his "tree"perch that i made and will have to take a pic of. i hope he will behave on the window because before i was going to bring him back to the top of the cage, he did a "ninja move" and jumped onto the window screen . after posting he will come out again!

the training: Butch
i worked with butch while lenny was out. i got him to put one foot on the perch and then at one point he put 2 on, and walked away . then i got him to put 2 feet on a second time ( a little later) and i moved the perch up about a cm (woo-hoo ) not that amazing but at least we are getting some where!

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That toy looks like budgie fun great to know the training is going well

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oh my goodness.. just came back from taming.... lenny was not good this time. he usually sits on the perch (which is actually a small loom, but i just started using it today) and he kept going on the cage top instead, which i dont mind but is a pain in the butt to get him back on the training perch. it took forever to put him back! he would step on the the perch then hop right off... agh. mean while butch did well once and he got 2 feet on the perch and i lifted it up about 3 inches! then when i finally put lenny back, i was trying to end on a good note and just have him get on the perch, turn around, get off. but instead he would get on the perch run down it to butch (and make him move) while even running over my fingers! ugghhh. and the worst part is that he filled up on the millet toy so i couldnt even get his attention with the millet. i hope tomorrow goes better :

this is him hiding in the loom perch. after i put him on it he jumped down and 'hid'. maybe i should just take him out once a day for now.


and these are the DIY tree perches. i got him on the tree one (not the T perch one) this morning.

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Loove the trees <3


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thanks! i am pretty proud of the big one. it was the perfect branch with a lot of places to sit

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Great stuff. Looks like a very happy birdie.


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