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Old 01-14-2017, 10:25 PM   #1
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6 weeks Nursery Cage (pics)

This is 6 week old Bernie in my huge cage.

I covered the bottom with a bath mat and then a puppy pad because he still likes to walk around the bottom.

Also the cage is quite tall so it's soft in case he falls.

There are lots of low perches of different sizes and textures so he can practice perching. There's also a coconut and a soft hut that he will go into.

He's got lots of different toys but I haven't seen him playing much. He does eat on his own (Harrison's high potency super fine pellets and enriched baby finch food and millet. There are Millet sprays everywhere and millet pieces hidden all over.

His favorite spot is right next to the Heater of course. Or directly under the yellow millet holder. Haha.
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Old 01-14-2017, 11:08 PM   #2
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Bernie is so cute! I didn't see any water dishes or food dishes around his cage. It could be the angle of the camera, though. Get a fluffy type toy and hang it on the cage. Put sunflower seeds in it ( not too many) and see if he will forage for them.

He may be too young for this now, but later, he will enjoy looking for his food. I have been hiding food for my Bogie for 8 years now, and he loves the challenge!

Also, some p'letts do not play much. This is normal. Bogie wasn't a ' player ' until he was about 5 years old. For the last 3 years, he has played and he is pretty good at stacking his babies ( plastic bottle caps ). He says, " Babies. Babies. Come come Babies." It is so cute. He feeds them and cares for them and sometimes he cusses up a storm at them and throws them around! He has over 500 caps now.(mainly water bottle caps.) Birdies are fun fun fun!
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Bernie is so cute! I didn't see any water dishes or food dishes around his cage. It could be the angle of the camera, though. Get a fluffy type toy and hang it on the cage. Put sunflower seeds in it ( not too many) and see if he will forage for them.

He may be too young for this now, but later, he will enjoy looking for his food. I have been hiding food for my Bogie for 8 years now, and he loves the challenge!

Also, some p'letts do not play much. This is normal. Bogie wasn't a ' player ' until he was about 5 years old. For the last 3 years, he has played and he is pretty good at stacking his babies ( plastic bottle caps ). He says, " Babies. Babies. Come come Babies." It is so cute. He feeds them and cares for them and sometimes he cusses up a storm at them and throws them around! He has over 500 caps now.(mainly water bottle caps.) Birdies are fun fun fun!
Not to worry, the food and water dishes are by the front of the cage. I think I may replace that yellow millet perch with a cut up fleece tent since he's keen to snuggle there. I'll also take your suggest and hide sunflower seeds around. He really enjoys finding the tiny millet sprays around so I think he'll like it! He's quite an active little guy, always climbing and eating.
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Smart boy, making friends with the millet holder. Keep the pictures coming!!!!
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Very cute! One thing I would caution you about is the puppy pad. I use those for my dog, and they have a gel type substance between the layers. I would think that could be dangerous if you little sweetie starts nibbling on it, and swallows some of that gel.
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DO NOT use a puppy pad! I don't know how this got started but your not the only one who does it, they are totaly un safe. Like Darlene said, they have a special absorbance material in them, if swalowed or chewed on not only is it toxic but it will swell. They also put a chemicle additive on the pad to attract the dog to pee on it. Just replace it with a little clean towel.

That said, it is super super cute I totaly love it.
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DO NOT use a puppy pad! I don't know how this got started but your not the only one who does it, they are totaly un safe. Like Darlene said, they have a special absorbance material in them, if swalowed or chewed on not only is it toxic but it will swell. They also put a chemicle additive on the pad to attract the dog to pee on it. Just replace it with a little clean towel.

That said, it is super super cute I totaly love it.
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Bernie suddenly died this morning...

I'm heartbroken.

And now I feel like it's all my fault. I didn't know about the puppy pads. I've always used them under the cage to catch droppings. He must have nibbled on it. Oh god he's dead and it's all my fault. How could I have been so stupid. I'm so sorry.
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Mistakes will happen

I am so sorry for your loss. You obviously cared for your baby.
I lost my first parrotlet after Thanksgiving to our pet dog. I was
heartbroken. He was 18 mo.
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