Here is Darryl posing for a stock shot to be sent to the photo agencies.
Sunday, August 28, 2011
I usually keep half open the vertical blinds behind the cage so the birds have a sunny and a shady side on which to perch. That window behind the blinds faces west. There are now two plants in the cage: thyme and baby tears, both of whose leaves the birds eat.
The mesh surrounding the top part is .5" galvanized squares, but the mesh was covered with baked-on white epoxy paint to protect the birds from the possible harmful effects of their eating the galvanized surface. There are two doors on each end of the top part. I can open either or both to make photos of the birds. There are four wheels at the bottom to make moving the cage easy for cleaning.
The bottom shelf will hold my TV and DVD player and the cable box. The top shelf is just under the birds' house and will support a long sheet of paper which I can change frequently from a roll which I bought in the children's (drawing) department of Ikea.
Here is the framework for a new house for Darryl and Stanley, completed at the beginning of August. That is 1" diameter plastic pipe. The top part separates from the bottom part so that I can take the top, with the birds in it, to a friend's housewhile I go travelling.