I thought a navigation page might help for those looking for posts on specific topics.  The tags help somewhat, but I tend to over-tag so they don’t always narrow down the posts as much as one might like.  Here are some links to my most popular / searched posts for easier access!  Eventually I’ll try to “file” most entries.

Cage Reviews

– Lola’s (cape) Expandable Habitats Cage: Original Review and a later Note on dismantling EH cages
– Sabrina’s (budgie) Expandable Habitats Cage: Original Review
– Lola’s King’s Aluminum Cage: Original Review and a later Updated Review on January 1, 2012
– Lola’s King’s Aluminum Travel Carrier: Review of the Medium Travel Carrier

Cage Setups

– For Lola: on May 27, 2011, and on November 7, 2011, and on July 12, 2012, and on November 9, 2013, and on January 27, 2015
– For Sabrina (and Charles): on April 21, 2011 (old cage), and on October 24, 2011, and on February 13, 2012, and most recently on July 17, 2012


§ 4 Responses to Navigation

  • cindy says:

    i thought that eucalyptus is toxic to birds.

    • Coco's Flock says:

      I’m not sure why eucalyptus may be listed as toxic, because from my understanding and research it is totally safe– and I’ve even read many reports of various parrots feeding on it in the wild. A holistic avian veterinarian also cleared Young Living’s eucalyptus oil as safe for use with parrots as well. I feel safe using it with my flock.

  • Jada says:

    Hi there, I’ve recently found your blog and am loving it! I have a little cockatiel, Totoro, who is around two years old now. I love him to bits, but I can tell when I’m away from home (say at school or something) he easily gets bored and doesn’t do much in his cage. I do have toys in there, but from a young age I think I’ve known that he doesn’t play with them. I think the trouble is that he doesn’t *know* how to play with them, or *know* how to forage (I’ve tried making foraging boxes for him a couple of times). I will be getting and making new toys him for him very soon, but I’m not sure if it will be worth it if he doesn’t know how to play with them!

    He’s a smart bird and I know parrot minds need to be exercised and challenged in that way. I want to make his day better when I’m not there!

    I think if this was helped it would lessen his screaming, I know screaming is expected but I can’t exactly train him out of it (letting him know it isn’t going to give him attention doesn’t work and I can’t train him to know he’ll get attention when he whistles or sings because he doesn’t do that.)

    He also doesn’t eat his veggies and fruits that much, I know he is a small bird but I’m concerned he doesn’t get everything he needs out of the things that I offer him (he isn’t that interested in veggies and tends to get bored after a while.)

    I apologise for the long enquiry, but I’ve been searching for answers for a while and I really want to make my darling birdy’s life so much better. I know it can be and I am determined to make it that way!

    – Jada

    • Coco's Flock says:

      Hi Jada, it sounds like you’re thinking about all the right things! I think a good way to get started with foraging is with simple food motivation. This entry: has a ton of different ideas and suggestions, many of which are really easy. If you click on the “foraging” tag, you can see all of the entries I’ve written that mention foraging too. I know Caitec also makes some foraging toys geared towards the little guys that might be good options too! As for food and veggies– never give up. I’ve had Lola for 6 years and still she is changing her mind about foods. She never cared for grapes or peaches until this last year! Be persistent, and present them in all different ways (cooked, raw, while, chopped, skewered, mixed into other foods, etc.). Good luck and thanks for reading!

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