The other day I was feeling like I needed more snuggle time with Mika. So a little bit before their regular bedtime, I put an almond in Stewie’s cage and put him away for the night, thinking this would give me extra time to hang out with my pionus girl.

However, as soon as Mika saw Stewie in his cage enjoying his almond, she ran inside and sat on her roosting perch… and waited for her almond.

My birds are usually cooperative when I need them to go inside. I just make sure they see me put a high-value treat in their cage, and they go in by themselves.

Apparently Mika has the routine down so well that a treat inside Stewie’s cage is a signal to her that she should go inside her cage also.

And thus my plans to snuggle with Mika were foiled by her being way too cooperative about going back in her cage.

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Mika enjoying an almond

Mika eating an almond in her cage