Posted 04 August 2013 - 02:34 PM
Should I have it some where else? Like not on the floor maybe? I just think it would be so cue to see her in it she does peek inside of it from time to time.
Posted 04 August 2013 - 03:22 PM
Posted 05 August 2013 - 02:57 PM
Posted 05 August 2013 - 05:23 PM
If I see a tail sticking out, I know thats SERIOUS sleep time, and I'd better keep quiet and leave them alone.
- Sarah&Sonny likes this
Posted 05 August 2013 - 09:39 PM
Posted 10 August 2013 - 05:28 PM
Posted 23 June 2014 - 03:24 PM
what are these huts made of?
i think they are quit expensive and would like to make one myself.
is it only made of fabric, or does it also has solid sides and bottom?
Posted 23 June 2014 - 04:28 PM
So, here was my compromise to the happy hut thing.
Mr P, when first came to the parrot rescue, had a happy hut. His foster mom was forced to take it out because he wouldn't come out of it. Ever. Except to grab some food. He was scared I guess. So, when I adopted him, the happy hut was gone.
Instead, Mr P sleeps in a food dish. I leave it empty, deliberately, put it in the spot his happy hut *was* in, highest part of the cage, and there he has slept for the last 6 months, since I've had him.
Recently, I have tried my hand at making playstands and toys and stuff. I decided to design Mr P a compromise between the happy hut and a regular swing, which he doesnt like. So, I used a piece of seagrass mat and some sisal rope and here is what I put into his cage this morning. He had the chance to look at it from his playstand all day. I put some of his favorite types of toys up there (homemade).
Here is what happened when I put him back in his cage for the evening.
Honestly, folks, NO ONE is more amazed at how quickly he decided to cimb on that and actually SIT on it, than I am!
Edited by Sharyn and Mr Piggy, 23 June 2014 - 04:28 PM.
- Bene_Gesserit, Cindi&Jeriel and easttex like this
Posted 23 June 2014 - 11:39 PM
I made hut using plastic canvas as the base, wrapped fleece around that, and then made a tent shape. It's pretty easy.
Sharyn, did Mr P sleep on the new hammock?
Posted 24 June 2014 - 06:57 AM
LOL Cindi, nope. He slept in his food dish. Guess he'll use the "hammock" (and yes, it does look like a hammock!) for resting, napping and chewing on his new toys.
I'm afraid the poop/sleep food dish is a permanent fixture. I guess I should be happy about it, he poops in that dish too, so it's all concentrated in one place.
Yeah, my bird is a little weird
- Cindi&Jeriel likes this
Posted 24 June 2014 - 10:04 AM
Mr P is a fun character!! I wonder if he will play with foot toys if you put them up there. Ocho didn't seem to care about foot toys until I put them in his tool box. Now he will throw one out of the tool box and carry it to the top of the cage, which seems to be a fun game. Then when he gets to the top he drops it, yells at it hurries back to the bottom to put back in the tool box. Also a bit weird!!
- Sharyn and Mr Piggy likes this
Posted 25 June 2014 - 09:46 AM
I agree with the highest point of the cage, I don't think mine has ever touched the floor of his cage. It is like 4' tall though. I made mine out of faux fur. Just take a rectangle and sew it into a tube with Velcro or strings embedded in the seam to attach it. The ones I saw for sale had a cardboard base to hold it open which I didn't like for wash-ability. I cut rectangles from a plastic milk jug or liter bottle and just sewed them right to the fabric with a sewing machine. He sleeps in it every night and I have several because he does poop in them :/
- Cindi&Jeriel likes this