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Corners

Cockatiels are very ambitious birds.  They don’t spend a lot of time on lazy activities like sleeping.  Even preening looks like hard work to me because it takes them hours everyday to look beautiful.  But in addition to preening, the cockatiels have projects.  For awhile it was sitting on the outside corner of the cages and chewing all the paper that hung over the edge.

But that activity has been abandoned lately in favor of hiding on the other side of the cages where prying human eyes cannot see.  I was only able to get a blurry picture because it’s so dark back there, but don’t they look suspicious?

When we come upstairs and they’re hiding in their corner, they quickly scrabble up the cage.  There isn’t even enough room for them to comfortably stand on the little shelf, but they love having a private place to stand.  I wonder what they talk about.

3 Responses to “Corners”

  1. Pamela says:

    How to get more snacks. At least, I’m pretty sure that’s what Harley is working on in his spare time.

  2. Elizabeth says:

    It must be something involving the humans. They act so guilty when we look at them.

  3. Trust me — you don’t want to know!