I realised most of the way through this challenge that I cut out day number 21 when the challenge image was moved into column format! Whoops. I can’t remember what it even was, so I guess I’ll make something up.
Day 23: Dream bird?
My list is endless, really, haha. I love them all. Truly, I’d love to adopt a hyacinth or Lear’s macaw. Or, if they weren’t so endangered, a Spix macaw… Or a greenwing. And I found out while volunteering at a rescue that I really get on with Greys – so I eventually hope to bring home a CAG or TAG. I know O. would be happy with that, haha.
I know now that umbrella cockatoos are out, as are Galahs, Major Mitchells, and all other ‘toos. Beautiful and charming as these parrots are, I like my bones intact! I would be happy to foster any bird temporarily, however, and once I own my own place, I will certainly be working with rescues more in that regard.
What’s your ‘dream bird’?
Day 24: An old photo.
Day 25: Flock sleeping arrangements.
They sleep in our bedroom. Mishka has to sleep free. She has three preferred places, including the home-made java tree perch that O. made her, and the top of the wardrobe. Ptak sleeps in his round cage, and he has to be covered, or he just won’t go to sleep. Pip sleeps in her big cage, covered as well. Mavi has a smaller cage beside the bed. We drape it with a couple heavy towels.
The birds didn’t always go to bed in the same room as us, but since the Scottish summer days last so long and start so early, we decided it was best to keep them in a place that we can darken. They also seem to appreciate the flock behaviour of going to sleep at the same time.