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There is something, that most people don't consider. If a cage or aviary has enough room, you should put in a shelf. Sometimes birds like to stand on a flat surface, instead of perching.
Regards
Well I got an email from the breeder today and she sent a pic of the babies..they are perfect!!! I mean imagine the most pretty normal peachfaced lbs and these are what you picture!!! I'm very excited!! She said their personalities had started showing several days ago and that they are all so sweet and adorable. Needless to say i'm excited and a bit nervous as well!! She said it will still be another week. Soo, i guess i just wanted to share that!!Oh and I do have a question.. I must be twisted or something cuz i hate taking off work(i just have a normal work week as an accountant so it's not like i have a thrilling job or anything, i just like to be in the office i guess) at any rate but occasionally my boyfriend will beg me to get out of town for a 3 day weekend or something. Do any of you take your birds with you when you go away for a weekend? is the bird happy just being with you or is it the opposite and is it not worth taking them along? my next door neighbor I actually went to highschool with so it's no problem to ask him or his wife to pop over(i live in an apt so next door is a couple steps away) and check on the bird and tend to it when i'm gone.

however i was just currious what your thoughts were on this.
Well I got an email from the breeder today and she sent a pic of the babies..they are perfect!!! I ... lbs and these are what you picture!!! I'm very excited!! She said their personalities had started showing several days ago

They really can have very different personalities. One of mine, Cherry, was a very nervous baby and grew into a very nervous adult. She's afraid of almost everything including me sometimes. She goes haywire if someone she doesn't know comes into the room. OTOH a clutchmate, Treacle, was a small adventurous baby (who once ran off the counter when I was feeding them - oops) and is now an incredibly acrobatic adult. He will start at the top of a curtain cord (for pulling them open/shut) and do twirls round and round all the way down. He'll do this both upside down and rightways up.
and that they are all so sweet and adorable. Needless to say i'm excited and a bit nervous as well!! She said it will still be another week. Soo, i guess i just wanted to share that!!

Will you be allowed to choose which one you get? Although Cherry is a great bird when she forgets she's nervous, IMO someone would be better off with a bird with a more outgoing personality. Actually that sounds awful as I'm now imagining Cherry being left on a shelf in a shop somewhere :-(
Oh and I do have a question.. I must be twisted or something cuz i hate taking off work(i just ... the bird and tend to it when i'm gone. however i was just currious what your thoughts were on this.

IMO it depends on the bird's personality. If it's a "velcro bird" then it could enjoy going away with you and be upset if you leave it behind. OTOH a more neurotic bird (e.g. Cherry) would probably have a heart attack if something very strange started happening.
Alan (off to give Cherry some millet)
Oh and I do have a question.. I must be twisted or something cuz i hate taking off work(i just ... the bird and tend to it when i'm gone. however i was just currious what your thoughts were on this.

Sure, with a small bird like that it's easy to take them with you. Get a small cage you can strap in to the car, and make or buy a small "activity" center you can take with you, and the bird should love to go with you.
If at first you don't succeed blame someone else and seek counseling.
Do any of you take your birds with you when you go away for a weekend? is the bird happy just being with you or is it the opposite and is it not worth taking them along?

Yeah sure. For the first couple of years I had my 'tiels one of them always seemed to get mildly sick just before a family vacation, so it had to go with us to get medicated. (and it was always just before a trip, for some reason. I never understood that) I'd stick 'em in a small cage I kept for the purpose and even the semi-wild ones seemed to enjoy the ride. I took 'em camping, to the relatives, etc. My conure gets horribly carsick, though, and hasn't gone on any real car rides.
Gloria
Also there is a large vet near my house in Houston, TX where ...

Just how "large" is this vet, anyway? Emotion: surprise)
Oh and I do have a question.. I must be twisted or something cuz i hate taking off work(i just ... day weekend or something. Do any of you take your birds with you when you go away for a weekend?

I'm with Alex on this one. Great idea to take the bird with you...may even seem like being on a great adventure traveling. Keep a close eye on your bird at first though...some are better travelers then others. Good idea also to have a neighbor look in for the bird as you said as well, if you don't bring it with you. However, here's what I wouldn't do (and know some ppl who do this): Going out for three days, I wouldn't leave the bird at home alone. Even if you have what appears as sufficient food, the bird may dump it all out the first day. He won't starve in just three days, but he won't be happy either.
Finally, this "normal work week as an accountant" business: I hope to God they ain't "normal" weeks like the ones I often have. My birds HATE tax season. Emotion: smile
John
Well I don't mean the vet himself/herself is large, heehehe!! I'm honestly not real familiar with vets and i was imagining that animals other than dogs and cats would have their own specific clinics, however this one has many vets that treat a range of pets, birds included but all in the same location so I was thinking that made it 'large.' yes i know, lots to learn!!!
I am one of those fortunate accountants that other than the quarterly reports and making deposits and payments, i really don't have to mess with tax!!! YIPPEE!!! I'm an in-house accountant so i handle only the day to day accounting for the company i work for. i do have to babysit the auditors when the come see us and spoon feed the cpa firm it comes in to finalize our statements, but for the most part I just keep the wheels turning on a daily basis and i'm still kinda new as well..only out of college 1 year so there is much much much more to learn!! Eventually our hope is that I'll be able to get more and more involved to the point where the billable hours go down with the cpa but.. he probably won't like that much!!!
Yeah the next door nieghbor will be really handy if i should get out of the city for a couple days and not be able to take her with me, they really wouldn't have a problem at all popping over to change, feed, water and even play with my bird a little!!
Thanks for the advice!!!
Wendy
I GET TO PICK HER UP TOMORROW AFTER WORK!! YIPPEE!!
I GET TO PICK HER UP TOMORROW AFTER WORK!! YIPPEE!!

It "looks" like you may be a little excited?
Have fun, I'm sure the two of you will have lots of great times together. Post a picture when you can, we all love to see other's birds.
If at first you don't succeed blame someone else and seek counseling.
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