Ralph isn't much interested in parrot toys so he won't be getting any of those. The things he likes to play with we have plenty of now, like the sticks for his construction projects, popsicle sticks to chew up and his vegetable tanned leather strips. He likes pine nuts but since they're so expensive, he doesn't get them except on special occasions, so that's one thing he'll get. When I was little I always hated getting necessities for Christmas or birthdays, but that's going to be happening to Ralph. He likes to chew on the rim of his food dish and it's kind of beat up, so I think he'll be getting a new Quick Lock food dish. I don't think he'll object too much.
That watering dish sounds cool. I love swans. I am afraid this year casey will just be getting turkey, potatoes and veggies. Lots going on here right now and I am behind on everything. Casey will get a collection of new wooden maple leaves to chew when I find time to drive to parrotdise perch. I will probably come home with a new perch then too. It’s a neat little all online parrot store but since it’s not too far from us I just drive to shop from her
You’ve given me an idea , I am allergic and don’t eat nuts but I’ll pop into the bulk barn next week and choose him some tiny portions of nuts, a couple pine nuts , a pecan and if I recall I think he liked walnuts the last time I went in… but that was before the pandemic.
Nuts are about the only thing I don't have a food intolerance to. Unfortunately Bonnie will spend her Christmas alone...we are going to Melbourne around midnight on Fri 23rd and coming back on New Year's Day. A relative is dropping in every day to feed/water her and make sure she is OK. At least it's only for a week (she has gone two weeks a couple of times in the last few years) but I feel bad because she won't get to fly around out of the cage. But it's the only way my hubby and I can see our sick parents and we can't take her with us for the week.
Aww, your parents will enjoy their visit with you. It is hard when they aren’t feeling well. We’ve left Casey the odd time too, he doesn’t mind having a friend come in each day. Though I hear him calling sometimes on the nest camera. I put lights and radios on timers for him.
I am behind, too, but I saw a good deal on this waterer and my guys haven’t been getting their baths lately. So I’m going to hope that they both will actually USE IT.
And I’m trying to think of what I will do with all these nuts. I think I recall pancakes (at ihop) made with pecans! Sounds like a good breakfast to share with birds.
Willow and Jasper both have decided the Swan bird bath is the greatest thing since avicakes. I wish I could post photos here. Willow had to look at it before he’d touch it, but sat on the rim to dip and splash and then it seemed he slipped in. That was it and I ended up with the worlds wettest bird. They both had such a good time!
I held willow under a towel and patted out some of the water because it was very very cold weather and he wasn’t grooming right away. Once the excess was blotted out he groomed. Jaspers cage is not near a window so I wasn’t as concerned about him. And he wasn’t soaked.