If that doesn’t beat all. One month ago I wrote about one of the love birds flying the coop. We had been going to the Melo behind El Rey looking for another love bird to replace the one that had escaped, but that Melo never had any.
Yesterday, we went to the Melo close to Oteima and they said that they might have some come in next week. I was relieved. I thought it was turning into a great day.
We had several things to do in the morning and didn’t return until around 2:00 PM. When I opened the door to the back balcony, what did I see but the second lovebird sitting on the outside of the cage eating from the feeder.
I could not believe my eyes. I had put in new feed in the morning and double checked the food cover. It was secure and required a lot of force to open it. There had been no further incidents and I was convinced that there was not more danger of a bird escaping again.
I went to get a towel with the hope I could capture him before he flew off. As I returned, he decided it was time to leave and flew off.
It was exactly one month plus one day since the first bird escaped. I will never know how they learned to remove the food cover, but they are obviously smarter than I am.
I really didn’t feel like posting this, but maybe it will be a lesson for others to be careful in their choice of cages.