Jasmine Goes To The Market
Jazzy went to the market today.
Everyone from stall-keepers to shoppers wanted to get to know her. She, like all birds, needs stimulation and it's important to take her out regularly so she can meet new people and encounter different environments.
When we came across a street-side cafe we joined another couple at a table.
She loves to go out and have a change of pace from being at home.
While we were waiting Jazzy took a munch in her food cup and checked out the scene.This is her summer travel cage: it's very light, weighing less than 5 lbs and allows air to reach her freely.
It took her a while to get used to the idea of going into it. At first she was quite happy to play on the outside, but nothing would entice her to go inside. She decided to go in one day, after it sat around the house, for over a month, where she could see it and occasionally choose to play on it. We were so thrilled when she went in, we immediately took her out for a car trip and she's been happy to go out in it ever since.
The cage comes with a back pack accessory which the cage to be put into. You can see the Adventure Pack Bird Carrier at Flying South Inc. We haven't tried the backpack part of it yet because she's accustomed to going out and about with full range of visibility.Her winter and cooler-weather, Wingabago, travel cage is totally clear perspex with interchangeable perspex and stainless steel doors. The Wingabago cage can be seen in detail with accessories at Chirp n Squawk; it's a very sturdy and totally reliable cage. Jazzy can be seen in her Wingabago travel cage in a previous post called Experimentation.
We have cable-tied together all the parts of the cage so that nothing can accidentally come apart while we're out. The cage is durable, and with the backpack on it, it's completely secure. But without the backpack it's probably safest to have it bound more securely than just the four or so clips that hold the cage stainless steel frame to the purple base. We also plan to cover the bottom of the base as a precaution. If the cage ever does get dropped and doesn't have the backpack carrier on it, we want to be sure that if the base were to shatter there would be no way Jazzy could escape or get hurt.
She loves to clamber around the bars and gets lots of exercise doing this. With the open bars she's also much more a part of her surroundings and very much enjoys it.
While we waited for the coffee to arrive she enjoyed a good head rub.
Jazzy's charm is far-reaching as she makes yet another friend. She enjoys being admired and watching all the bustle around her.
And she loves to have her photo taken.