Relaxing in Aruba
by Franke Seegers
Just Hangin' Around
A few months ago I bought 2 "love Birds" (Agapornis roseicollis). I had them in a small cage at first, but they did not seem very happy. So I made them a huge cage about 6'x3'x3'. I moved them at night, and they went to sleep right away, they have a strict "rythem". The next day it seemed like they had a huge smile on their faces, their attitude changed in a good way because they now have enough space to move and fly around. I also built a "wooden box" with a hole in it so they can build a nest. I put some leaves and stuff in the cage and after that I put in a "palm" which they destroyed in a few days building a nest! the female cuts the leaves in small straws and hides them in her feathers and then takes them to the "box". It is really fun to see. the male does not really participate in that, sometimes he just takes the "straws" out of the female's feathers....hahaha by the way, their names are Dora & Diego, like the cartoon. (We have a 5 year old daughter). Anyway I hope that they will breed. The only mistake I made, is that I cannot access the "wooden box" nor can I see what is goin' on inside.
This is about it,....I really enjoy my birds and if anyone is interested in more of my pictures let me know.
The one on this picture is "Diego" the male...he's just hangin' around. I find it an exclusive picture, you don't get oportunities like this all the time.
Franke Seegers Aruba