I remember thinking that I would move the cage inside and outside on the porch for nice days. In the end, I just bought two cages. For indoors, you may consider a playstand so he can go to both locations. One on his cage, and then to the other location on his playstand.
Thanks. They've been loving it. In the mornings, they are always excited to go to the aviary. I will post some more videos of them. They both scavenge the ground, looking for seeds/bugs to eat. My female is an older/geriatric bird, and the aviary has been a game changer for her. It took 10 years off her age!! Now she's flying again and quite chippy.
That isn't great news. Hopefully everything will be alright. We got two air purifiers several years ago and love them. They are kinda loud, but we are used to the noise now. I don't notice how loud they are until I turn them off to clean them out. They are the round honeywell hepa ones.
Hopefully it isn't allergies to the birds and if it is, then hopefully it is manageable. Sending positive vibes!!
After having two little human babies, my Greys spent more time in their cages since they weren't very trustworthy around the kids (I couldn't blame them though. Little babies try to grab everything). I was feeling like I was neglecting them, but I wasn't sure how to fix the situation. I have been trying to train them (the kids and the birds), but my kids are both under 2 years old and not very predictable/careful.
Now the birds can get a lot more exercise while the kids are running around. I'm hoping that when my kids get a bit older, they will get a lot better with the birds.
I did put a big water dish in the aviary. Maui used to bath in that dish when I put it on the floor in the house. I haven't caught her bathing in it, but I'm not watching her the entire time they are in the aviary. I imagine that she is bathing in their.
I remember Lenke had even put soil into Lucky's cage bottom and he loved digging in it. I was hoping my two would like it as well.
The problem I'm now having is keeping the ants away. I don't want to spray poisons in the aviary, but I do spray it outside of the aviary. Still, the ants like the food I give them.
Maui has been loving the new outdoor aviary. It has been much better for her health than I anticipated. Now she can even fly again (no crash landings)! She hasn't been able to do that in nearly two years. She had been back to her old self with talking, but she hadn't recovered all her muscle tone.
I feed them on the ground of the aviary, sprinkling seeds and pellets around, so they spend quite a few hours digging around, foraging for food. Maui and Manzi are getting along better than ever too. They are often perched within a foot of each other, or foraging together on the ground.
With my little kids in the house, it was difficult to let Maui run around during the day. Plus, she wasn't moving much anyway due to her health. Maybe the fresh air, and forced foraging for food made her turn the corner. She was really nervous of the aviary at first, but she adjusted pretty quickly and now climbs all over it.
When my human boy had conjunctivitis, it took a week of the drops to heal. At first we stopped after a couple days because it looked way better, but then it came back quickly. Have you been using the drops every day? A month does seem like a long time.
It does sound like it might be those scabs around the eye that need time to heal properly.
You are great for taking her out of that situation! I'm sure she is loving the attention. I have a 32 yr old Grey that was also in a pretty bad situation for many, many years.
If mine drop items, they can't retrieve them because the grate is too far above the tray. I have sometimes put newspaper on the grate so it catches the items cause I know that Manzi will go back down for something he dropped.