..... It begins XD
But yeah, Haku is a nutter. As soon as I get home he goes nuts at the cage door to get out. I waited for him to calm down and a few minutes later opened the cage -- cause I am not encouraging that sort of begging >.>, we'll teach him "wings" or something eventually.
His fearlessness remains, but he has indeed set some boundaries. He'll walk all over me if I'm somewhere he wants to be, but I need either a perch or several tries to get him back in the cage. Not that I wasn't expecting him to have a proper personality after he really started settling in -- but yeah, cute little nutter XD.
Okay, so I think I know how it happened.
He just wedged his head between the bowl and it's little perch and got stuck. I ended up helping him out. . . .
I think I need some kind of flat-plate-ish food dish for Haku, cause cramming himself into such a small, hard place seems risky.
Oh come on, don't hit post replay instead of save for edits.....
Right, digest version.
1: Haku is digging in the bowl, getting caught seems to be unrelated incident and hopefully he won't repeat it.
2: Haku REALLY loves being out of the cage. I tried to put him back and he flew onto my shoulder before I even got my hand out.
3: Haku is REALLY cute. I kissed at him on my shoulder and he kinda puffed up and clicked his beak -- and a moment later was foraging/climbing around my hair (it's quite long, he kinda got tangled >.>)
4: I'm gonna take his grate out of the cage since A) he needs some way to get the food if he's gonna keep it on the floor and B) the forums seem kinda split on the issue, but feel free to chime in on the matter.
5: I kinda worry about his fretting, especially attacking the food bowl and trying to open the cage doors, but he's super young so I'll just believe he'll calm down over time, learn that I'm not gonna leave him in there forever or anything.
6: I think I've settled on their main diet food, after trying several things (including buying the only all-pellet mix I could find and adding some seed mix. . .whereupon Topi promtly ignored the pellets, just like with everything else) --- The Lefeber's foods seem quite popular with Topi. He goes after it like millet. I've tried the pelle-berries and the Sunny Orchard nutriberries and he loves them. I think Haku is leaning towards the Tropical Carnival at the moment, but mostly the seeds, and mostly just throwing it on the floor. Also, unlike Tropical Carnical, both birds are actually eating all the bits of the nutriberries, seeds, fruit, and pellets.
7: For a bird so willing to be around me when I'm not trying to put him in a cage, Haku is awfully suspicious of attempts to feed him.
8: Haku seems more active than Topi, after properly cleaning both, should I maybe swap their cages since Topi's is slightly bigger?
Redirects to points asking advice specifically -- 4 and 8.
all other input welcomed n.n.
Now then, past my bedtime. . .and Haku's just gonna have to deal