Month: March 2017

Lovebird BIRD LOG Day 16-20

DAY 16, Mar 11,2017 SATURDAY I attempted placing a “toy” in their cage which really was a wooden beads bracelet. After watching a couple of times from the bird cam it seem like that they were still more interested with the colorful paper clip which I used as a wire hanger for the DIY water container I made. It looks like colour matters for them after all. Yesterday I didn’t see any poop land on that floor guard that I made but today after check I saw about two poop marks which proves that the floor guard is indeed effective! Peering into the bird cam also showed them bringing in more nesting material. Compared to before, I found that the nesting material seems to be lined better in their nestbox bottom, I guess it’s important to always provide them with new nesting material options to play around with instead of just leaving them with the existing ones. The cam showed me the female busily chewing on the stalk while sticking out of the nest box. …

Lovebird BIRD Day Log 11-15

DAY 11, Mar 6, 2017 MONDAY Still hopeful everyday, I did my check and tried to see if there are any eggs laid. Still none. I noticed that over the weekend, the new water dispenser I bought for them did not seem to lose any water content aside from the evaporation. This looks like an experiment opportunity to see if they would rather drink from the DIY water container I made for them. I removed that container and just left the water dispenser. Note that I’ve mounted across their swing perch, just at its level so that it’s within their line of vision. The fact that their nesting material was removed from their nestbox, I got really bothered. After a few readings I found out that adding of freshly chewed strips of stalks was actually for humidity controlling! Brilliant birds! They were making the nestbox conditions more to their liking! This is new information for me. After learning about their humidity controlling activities, I decided to stock up fresh moringa stalks and leaves for them …

Lovebird BIRD Log Day 6-10

DAY 6, Mar 1, 2017 WEDNESDAY At one point in the feeding I gently got some sunflower seeds from the plastic bag under the cage and then I brought this inside the cage all while they were looking at me do so. I know it got them clinging on the side of the cages but it was quite clear that they saw what I was doing. For me it’s also quite interesting to see the male being clever at times. I saw him pick up a sunflower seed he had trouble opening up and brought this to the water cup and started dipping in it while chewing every now and then. Come to think of it, between the male and the female, the male one was always the calmer bird. Coming home late was kind of a problem of mine and I think this time I wasn’t able to leave enough food for them. I saw the broccoli stalk all chewed up and the swing perch disassembled, what do these birds do when I’m not …

Lovebird BIRD Log Day 1-5

DAY 1 – Feb 24, 2017 FRIDAY – In the first half of the afternoon I was walking around Manalili. Seeing the very presence of different birds in their cages just triggered something in me that has been dormant for so long. I know that I just needed to keep birds again. I admit this was also because of playing Bird Paradise in android. There were several wild Java finches I saw there and I won’t lie, I was extremely tempted to just buy those instead. Java finch is my first choice for bird keeping supposedly, unfortunately it proved to be extremely difficult to find in Cebu. So I messaged up Wilbert Belena from our neighborhood and I was resolved to buy his birds and his cage as well so I can start keeping birds again! After one last look around the birds in Manalili, I knew I made a good call by not buying from them. AVICULTURE 101: ONLY buy from a proper breeder. I did buy some mixed bird seed around 45 per …