Toby and Mac's goodies arrived yesterday, so I added a couple new things for them. Since anything new scares the bejeezus out of them, I can only introduce one or two things at a time....then it takes hours/days for them to finally get up the nerve to check said new items out.
Today, I hung a Christmas star toy and replaced one of the generic dowel rod perches with a new manzanita perch for them. They seem to think the star is really a budgie eating monster, and the new perch is probably it's tongue. Mac did finally get up the nerve to sit on one end of the perch (far far away from the monster's star shaped mouth, of course). I was proud of him!
Last night I tried to put a disco ball toy in for them.... They seemed convinced that all the little mirrored facets in the ball were sure to suck them into various alter dimensions, and therefore they must frantically fly about the cage to avoid it.
Needless to say I removed it after a couple of minutes. I'll try again in a few days.
Anyway, I managed to catch a pic of Mac's brave attempt to subdue the manzanita perch. Toby's having none of it. LOL!
This was their initial reaction