Moving your bird into its new home is fun. The cage sparkles with newness, and installing all the cute toys and accessories inside is enjoyable and creative. A week later, the toys are covered with poop, and your bird has developed a penchant for turning its water into bacteria soup, dunking food and toys in the dish at every opportunity. The bag of bird food on your kitchen counter has spilled onto the stove, and you’ve already despaired of keeping your carpeting semi-clean.
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