Some crafting has occurred!

They’re not much to look at, but they are useful and made with my own two hands: I made some birdie foraging food toys!

Apparently lovebirds, being tiny parrots, are highly intelligent and curious birdies. They also spend a lot of their time (in the wild) searching for food. So lovebird owners are supposed to use forage toys, and regularly move their food bowls around, to keep the birdies’ minds engaged and keep up that foraging instinct.

However, I think we got a couple of special lovebirds. These forage toys sat at the bottom of the cage for 3 days before Rosie and Jim even noticed them, and then it took them another day to figure out there was food inside them. 

They seem to have got the hang of it now so we give them fresh tubes about twice a week, and I must say it feels good to 1. make something useful and 2. use the toilet roll tubes instead of just chucking them.  

In somewhat-related news, we had to give them a shower because they hadn’t yet figured out washing themselves – and we got to hold them for the first time!

They’re still both super wary of us though, so it’s going to be a long time before we get proper birdie snuggles with them.




Oh goodness. Has it really been over a month since I posted?  Not sure how that happened.

There’s still no crafting going on over here so nothing to show on that front, but the boyfriend and I finally got permission from the landlord to get pets so…


Blogville, please meet Rosie and Jim. These pretty pretties are lovebirds. Rosie is the one with the gorgeous blue streak and Jim is the darker one – aren’t they both BEAUTIFUL!!

They’re not hand-tamed yet but we are working on that slowly. Be prepared for some serious birdie overload once we get to the stage of being able to play with them properly.

So yeah, that’s all my updates for now. I’ll try not to leave it another month before my next post. No promises though.