Just this evening, I was finishing up dinner, when I heard some strange new squawks coming from my bedroom, where I keep the boys. My first thought was, "oh brother, there they go, bickering again." But just to be safe, I went to check on them after supper.
I nearly had a heart attack when I saw Mexico fluttering around the room, chirping loudly!
Turns out he had escaped from the holes in the cage where the food bowls go. It was rather stupid of me to leave those uncovered, but I never really thought about it! They are much bigger than 1/2 an inch. *facepalm*
Anyways, I slammed my bedroom door closed, as the rest of the house isn't bird-proof, opened the top door of their cage, and managed to get him back in within seconds. (Thanks in no small part to a huge spray of millet!)
Needless to say, once he was safely back in, I rushed off to find something to block the holes with. They will hopefully never be able to get out again.
I have checked him for injuries, and he seems to be fine, so... Crisis averted! Still, talk about a major fright! *shiver* My heart is still pounding!