So, being jobless and bored out of my mind I set out to make Moxi a play gym. According to bird owners worldwide and YouTube birdie play gyms are all the rage. Of course I couldn't buy one so we set off on a scavenger hunt for materials which led us down the the garage, known to some as the Pit of Despair. So, we dug about and I got some materials together. Since I was making this play gym for her, I asked Moxi's opinion on every detail.
An hour or two later I had the most perfect home-made, ghetto fabulous play gym ever. I could hardly contain my glee as I trotted the finished product up to my living room to show it to Moxi. I got quite the reaction . . . of course, shrieking and fluttering away as well as refusing to even be in the same room w/ it . . . nooooot really what I was going for . . . sigh.
Using a little velcro I added a stable but removable food bowl and water dish so occasionally she would wander near it to grab a bite. But the play gym has been in a closet all week since I shoved it there for the open house (don't judge, you know you shove stuff in closests for open houses, too). Tonight I decided to give it a whirl and bring it back out. She still wasn't that interested in it until I hung a pretzel from it. I have learned that there are very few things this bird will not do for a pretzel (I buy the unsalted ones for Mox and yes, apparently, the salt does indeed make the pretzel b/c I tried them and they are gross just fyi). Later I hung a nutriberry wrapped in a coffee filter: she loves to rip it apart to get the treat! Afterward she spent a while on it playing with some of the toys and even breaking into a peanut I've had on there since the beginning. I feel we've breached and entirely new frontier: I'm soooo excited!!!
|Moxi: Chowin down on a pretzel|
|Moxi going after her nutriberry!|
|Notice the destruction she has rained down below|
|I just think this is a cute Quaker face!|