Me and Mike were talking tonight that we feel bad for Hermes being stuck in his own room all of the time. He doesn't get to interact with us during the day when he's in there and he can't be out all of the time because of the cats.
Well, we've decided we're going to move Hermes' cage into the living room.
"How?!" do you say? What, with the cats out there?
Our plan is to get clear plastic sheets (like acrylic, or whatever they have at the hardware store), cut them to the size of the sides and roof of the cage, drills holes in these sheets (for obvious reasons), and then secure them to the cage. We'll make it so that the front panel can easily come off so we can access the cage for food and water and such.
After this is done Hermes' cage will be put on a table in the living room where it'll permanently live and we will secure the cage to the wall with Bungee cords so that the cats can't knock it down either.
This way Hermes will be able to see us and interact with us even if he isn't out with us. He'll still be able to be part of the flock, especially since we spend most of our time in the living room. Also, the cats will be able to be out too without having to worry about them getting Hermes if he's in his cage.
I can't wait to get started on this because I feel so bad for Hermes right now! He doesn't get as much out time as he used to because of the cats and when he isn't out and he's in his room I feel bad because he'll flock call us whenever he hears us.
This'll be a much better arrangement I think!
He can still have my art room as his bird room but he'll just live in the living room!
I am going to see if we can go to the hardware store tomorrow to look for some plastic sheeting.