Sunday, September 9, 2007

Snack Time

Mary ann is really working on getting as many calories into her self as possible; she is eating pretty much constantly. We put up a snack stick (peanut butter and seeds) and she devoured about one third of it in less than a day: this is a stick that would normally last a couple weeks. She has been in the nest box a lot more today and yesterday than before. Sutcliffe is still having a ball eating eucalyptus, feeding it to her, and hopping about, including in and out of the box. J modified the perch situation so she can more easily get in and out of the box because the one perch we had for the box was not really steady enough, and perhaps, was a disincentive. The biggest factor for breeding, though, I have concluded, is the temperature. As it cools, I think we will have success. I must assure that we put in a lamp on a timer as the days shorten (around sept 21) so they get a good 12 hours of light daily.


Rosa said...

Aren't you a little concerned she's just eating like a pig because it's all so good?

You'd hate to have a chunky MaryAnn.

Boo, Sutcliffe, and Mary Ann said...

Hahaha! She's already pretty voluptous!

The Happy Couple

The Happy Couple
Sutcliffe and Maryann in early 2007