Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Lucy & Jessie's New Play Area

With being on holiday's this week, we finished buying the toys, nets, flooring, etc to start the birds play area and to put it all up. My husband started by securing a plastic chain link from the corner of the room to the other wall and then hung the net and secured it to the wall. The boing is hanging from a hook on the ceiling. It will evolve over time, but I think it's a great start anyways ... as they say ... Rome wasn't built in a day.

You can't see it in this picture, but we put down flooring in the room as well. We finally decided on vinyl flooring. We went to a local flooring store and got a good deal on a end of the roll piece and it even matches the decor. We haven't secured it down using tape or glue due to the hardwood flooring ... we want to protect that as best as possible. We may decide to get some two-sided tape to secure the exposed edge, but with the cages and table there the flooring isn't going anywhere. At the end of the day it will be easy to clean and protect the hardwood flooring. We spent a bit more than I wanted to, but it will last a lot longer than some of the other options we were looking at.

I already had Lucy out but even she's scared of everything. She just kept flying around the main floor and kept landing on Jessie's cage ... which he DOES NOT LIKE! It will take some time to desensitize them so they are not afraid of it. With some work I may have Lucy climbing around within a week or so ... but it may take a month or more to get Jessie more comfortable with everything. It is all worth it though because they will be able to enjoy it for years to come!

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