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Interaction with Your Birds?
So me and my Fiance and our son moved to Alberta at the end of October. Since the move we've been really busy getting the house organized and to our liking and dealing with the things we have to deal with when you move to another Province.
Well in the whole process the birds haven't been getting as much attention as they are used to (or Hemes isn't, at least, the Budgies could care less, lol).
The birds have their own room (my art room) that they live in and I am needing help/advice on things!
When we get back home after the holidays we're going to set up my art room; get a drafting desk and other furniture, etc. After it's all set up I'll most likely be spending more time in there (right now I basically only go in there to feed/water birds, sweep, clean cages, and take Hermes out).
My issue is, is that the Budgies don't get out of cage time since #1- they aren't tame so they would just panic, #2- they are fully flighted and would just panic, lol. I want the Budgies to be around us more so that they can get used to us and also so that I can watch them more. I want to get to know Buttercup more and I want to be able to observe them in case they have a behavior change that indicates a health concern, etc.
Anyways, we have 2 cats as well who have full run of the house except my art room/the bird room. I'm wanting to see if I can move the Budgies into the living room where I spend most of my time but I also don't want the cats to hurt the Budgies (of course).
My ideas are that I could rig up some contraption to mount their cages to the wall up where the cats can't get to them or, I could buy them a flight cage that hopefully would have bar spacing too small for cat paws to fit through and then I would just put luggage/diary locks on all of the doors so the cats couldn't open them.
Enough rambling though, you are all probably confused, lol. I REALLY want the Budgies at least to be out where the action is and not closed away in a room all the time but I'm worried about their safety. Any ideas?