Looks like they make a few versions, will have to investigate! Thanks!
Sounds like he's successfully dug into your heartThanks! There seem to be a few ceramic coated waffle makers now, that's good news. I also found a stovetop iron by nordicware, it's made from aluminum with some kind of non-stick coating, and the comments on amazon suggest it is a silicone-based and doesn't use ptfe - perhaps similar to USA Pans' bakeware. We'll see, this isn't that big a deal I can always turn waffle mornings into english muffin mornings or other pastry instead, or even just take the waffle maker outside if the weather is nice 🤷♂️
Meantime, the bird doesn't appear to like paper towels on top of the grates! He's been digging in the food all day. I found several threads and possible explanations for the behavior. It seems to correlate with the change in paper position this morning. Soon as I put the paper under the grates, he stopped digging. I took a video, it's hilarious, I'll find a way to upload it later.
legos is probably a great idea.I've vacuumed more times in the last three days than I have in the last three months! 😭
edit - bead box, wow, that is hilarious, I bet it's adorable when they are digging through it! I have a box of lego pieces from my childhood in the garage, I wonder if I could use that, just to put things collecting dust to use.
The cages are probably not that dissimilar.Vet said he's a little underweight at 25g, which is likely from his time in the wild. Other than that, she was excited to call him a boring bird because everything else about him came back normal (heart, lungs, etc), so I'm happy They recommended an annual fecal test, I'll scoop his poop when I return from the trip. Vet thinks he is older than the 2-3 months, because he can fly.
On the drive home, I picked up two toys (bird kabob and a little, colorful jingly thing) and a few perches to replace the dowels. Not going wild yet, a swing and more toys will cram this cage, so let's wait until I get his permanent home in a week. This independent pet shop specializes in birds, they had some cages that look familiar from amazon, but starting prices were around $300 . Are these cages really worth 2x the price, or is this just local-shop markup?
With his burrowing habit, would it make sense to put a little box or cozy on the bottom he can hide in? Or a larger food dish for him to dig and nap?