Unfortunately she spent the rest of the evening fending off Waffle’s advances.
Much like any relationship you could tell that she just wanted Waffles to go away for now.
Fast forward to Monday, three days later.
After spending time under our full-spectrum light therapy and Old Country Buffet style mess-less seed feeders, Cream Cheese was in much better spirits.
She followed the path of Bagel, spending lots of time on the corner shelf in the back right side of the bird cage which provides some isolation.
Bagel displayed the same behavior during his first week in his new captive environment.
Now when she (Cream Cheese) came forward and Waffles got in her face, she had regained the energy to fend her off with a “move on to another perch or I’ll bite your face off” beak move.
If you are thinking of getting a large aviary and filling it up with lots of small birds be they budgies or finches.
We design interior environments of our bird cages to allow for both happy and sad behavior.
Much like humans, birds in a flock can exhibit jealousy, or aggression.
Thus we cagescape small privacy areas for any bird or birds who seek solace and reduce potential interaction by that certain bird.
A jealous bird can easily block the path to a single feeder.
When birds understand they have choices the overall flock stress remains low.
This was a win-win for everyone and we are happy that Cream Cheese flew into Matthew’s backyard who then connected with us via the universe (some call it the internet).
Now here we are.
We preach consistent light cycles for bird cages disrespecting daylight savings time.
Thus it was no surprise that when the two full-spectrum lights over the budgies aviary went off at what is now 7:30 pm (set your clocks back an hour day) an hour earlier than the prior evening, all the birds still dutifully rose to the top 20% of the cage and found their nighttime sleeping positions.
Daylight savings time can be a stress trigger for birds in our homes.
Inexpensive CFL full spectrum light will always improve any captive bird’s quality of life.
An easy but potent hack.
written by mitch rezman
approved by catherine tobsing