Stanley (center), Darryl's new companion as of today, is petite compared to Darryl, and he is faun colored, not gray like the normal zebra finch. I put the travel cage next to the main one for a few hours, then opened the coincidentally aligned doors and pushed the cages together. At some point, Stanley hopped into the main cage, and now they are friends after a couple of brief tussles to establish the pecking order.
Monday, June 7, 2010
Now that we are nearing the first day of summer, and the sun is coming around further west before it sets--and now that the air conditioning is on--I had to add some baffles to the outside of Darryl's house to block any drafts from the vent above him, and to give him some shade in the late afternoon. At that time, though, I can place his bath in sunlight and he gets to sit in the sun to fix his feathers after his daily plunge.