Birds! What are they good for?
October 14, 2013 10:02 AM Subscribe
My loving husband gave me a pair of birds. I was able to quickly google how to take care of them, and am doing fine in that regard, but am wondering: how do bird people enjoy
them? Bonus question: how do I get my cats to not want to eat them?
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These are zebra finches - a male and a female. The internet tells me that I can breed them and make baby finches, but I am concerned that this may be coming more from my love of Viva Pinata than anything sensible. Also the only thing I could think of to do with baby birds is either free the and watch them fly away or give them to other people, thus continuing the cycle of bird-gifting. My only experience with people with pet birds is watching Disney princess movies: these neither sit on my finger nor sing. What do I do? My husband is really, really hoping I enjoy my present, but I'm kind of nonplussed.
I should note, we also have Very Interested cats, which means, I think, that we can never, ever, let the birds out of their cage. Currently it means we're not allowing the cats onto the floor with the birds. But is there a better way? I miss my cats and don't want to exile them forever.