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Pictures Feathered Estates Highlight - March 2018 - Peachfaced

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March 2018 Feathered Estates Highlight
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@Peachfaced (Sadie)
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Bedroom Setup

1~ What kind of birds do you have and how many birds did you design your setup for?

I have a Peachfaced Lovebird and a Green Cheeked Conure. I started off just designing for Sherbie (PFLB) but once I adopted Rupert (GCC), things had to be arranged much differently.

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Sherbie talks to her "babies"...
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2~ Is your setup for a handicapped bird?

No, but everything was made to be more accessible and climb-friendly initially since Rupert was clipped and very nervous when I got him.

3~ Are there any budgeting tips you discovered while doing your setup?

Sign up for newsletters to bird stores before you buy; I like to wait for a sale or deal if they offer them, whenever possible. If you feel like you can make it a DIY project for less money, then go for it! Remember, it doesn't have to be pretty to be appealing to a bird. :)

4~ Is your setup changeable or stationary and do you add or make changes continually or do things stay primarily as is?

My setup doesn't go through major changes very often. I have to do smaller parts at a time. Rupert is scared of new things, especially new things in his cage. Sherbie is much more brazen, so I can pretty much change things whenever for her.

5~ Where did you find your materials if you made it yourself or where did you purchase the setup and do you have favorite places to purchase safe toys and/or supplies that you find reliable?

Our vendors are amazing. You can't go wrong with shopping “local”, and I feel very confident that these toys are safe, because most of them have animals of their own and they base their designs around being safe and fun.

6~ Do you have a favorite item that you bought for your setup?

I've ordered several play gyms before at various places, but the most successful one was from okpetstuff on Etsy: hand made bird toys and play gyms by o. k. petstuff by okpetstuff
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7~ If you made any DIY toys what is your bird(s) favorite and were there any failures?

I've had lots of failures, particularly when I was a new bird owner. You have to keep at it, and watch your birds play; really look at what parts they enjoy and how they play with them. Some of my most successful toys have foraging elements.

8~ Did you incorporate into your setup any foraging toys and how did your bird(s) take to them and was age or inactivity a factor?

Most definitely! Usually, Sherbie will tackle the new toy. She loves foraging toys. With Rupert, I have to take things slow and bribe him to venture closer or to try out the toy. Once he realizes it's not a bird-eating-monster, he enjoys them, and will seek them out.

Foraging basket

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Easy forager
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9~ What difficulties did you encounter, if any, and how did you remedy them?

Space is definitely an issue and continues to be. I am stuck with the furniture I have, and it's bulky. I can't get rid of it or put it in storage, so the cages and play area are in less than ideal spots. There isn't much I can do at this point, but the birds don't seem to mind terribly.

10~ What do you like least about your setup (if anything)?

The lack of space really puts a damper on things.

11~ What do you like most about your setup?

Everything is readily accessible.

12~ Did your bird(s) take to the setup right away or did they approach it tentatively needing time to adjust and do you feel their age was a factor?

Sherbie voiced her displeasure at first, but within a day was just fine. Rupert took more time to get used to things, but everything was new to him, so I'm not surprised.

13~ Any future renovations planned?


I would love to get rid of the furniture. It would really make it easier to maneuver, and I could add more fun things.
 

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Congrats and love the pictures...we need a video of sherbie chatting. :heart:
 

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Congrats and love the pictures...we need a video of sherbie chatting. :heart:
It goes a little like this: "peep, peep, peep, peep"

You can hear her chatting in the background in this one. Might have to turn the sound up a bit.

 

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Congratulations! I enjoyed reading about your setup!
 

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You've got a couple of cuties there :swoon:
 

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:congrats5: Wonderful setup and interview!:laugh:
It goes a little like this: "peep, peep, peep, peep"

You can hear her chatting in the background in this one. Might have to turn the sound up a bit.

I love Sherbie’s noises in the back so cute! But Rupert’s noise at the end of the video was so unexpected I burst out laughing lol! He is such a funny fellow!
 

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:congrats5: Wonderful setup and interview!:laugh:

I love Sherbie’s noises in the back so cute! But Rupert’s noise at the end of the video was so unexpected I burst out laughing lol! He is such a funny fellow!
He loves making that noise. I can go "weeeeeehhhhhhh" at him and we'll both be going back and forth for a long time.
 

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Congratulations! I loved the interview and pics!
 
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