Friday, July 24, 2009

Lovebirds needs enrichment!

Don't let your lovebirds get bored, if you love them you want them to be happy and that means toys. That also means changing out those toys frequently to keep them interested. It's important to include different kinds of enrichment, they like to play with shapes in their mouths, chew on things, sort thru things to get what they want- this is foraging. They can forage for their food! And they love it! Check out this website for a small foraging cup that's perfect for lovebirds as well as other toys that are geared specifically for lovebirds.

Desert Lovebirds Aviary

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Gardening in the Southwest

OMG it is hot this week! I have been doing way too much watering, I think my plants are a bit stressed this year due under fertilizing, an unfortunate consequence of the economy's toll on our household I'm afraid. I did manage to buy some fertilizer recently but actually getting out there in the heat to do it now is not something I'm jumping up to do in this heat!

Some things doing well though are my snapdragon vine and my aristolochia watsonii,
not doing so well is my red trumpet honeysuckle,it is dying for me to spray it with an horticultural oil for mites.