We here at Toby’s Wrecking Crew would like to introduce you to our pets, Mable and Matilda – two lovely zebra finches!
They’re teeny-tiny so mom said we can’t play with them but they sure do provide great entertainment! You can’t see but they have white horizontal stripes on their tails. They’re coloring is different from their parents which look sort of like this:
M&M, as we call them, are blue-grey allover with white bellies and white and grey stripes on their tails. It’s hard to tell them apart but we do know that Mable can’t fly – her wing was hurt in the egg so she falls to the bottom of the cage a lot. Matilda does fly so we don’t see her close up as much. Mable did visit the vet about her wing when she was younger but there’s nothing to do about it.
Here I am learning the rule of “Look, but don’t touch!” Any time one of us touches the cage mom takes her big red plastic spoon and hits the stool with making a loud noise. She’s got me and BobbieSue so well-trained all mom does is pick up the spoon and we back off. PeggySue is another matter entirely and Simon isn’t that interested.
Hello Mable and Matilda! So nice to have you in our family!
Aren’t they wonderful!? I’m so proud of them!
The story behind this is that we kept going behind the cage so mom blocked it. Then mom was worried about the intense study that was going on by all of us and she wanted to give the girls a little privacy. So she put a box on top of the cage so they could hide from our piercing eyes. Later that night she made a cloth cover that looks better. Also, she knew I wanted to jump on the cage and she didn’t want M&M to freak out with a feline on top of them.
See? This is the real reason mom put the box on the cage!
And this is the cover mom made for M&M’s cage. She fixed it so I can still get up there, too! Also, can you see the wires? Mom wired the cage to the bookcase so we wouldn’t “accidentally” knock it over!!
So what do you think of our pets?
We love Mable and Matilda and we hope you do, too!!