Bird Room Tour!

Hi everyone! I’m Jessi, and this is Steve. He’s a cockatiel, and he’s just one of
the many birds that live at Animal Wonders. I’ve had quite a lot of interest in an update
on the birds, specifically for a room tour or an update on the macaw jungle gym. Now I’d really like to do a bird room tour,
but it’s just way too loud in there to even try and talk while we’re filming. But I would like to show off the parrots and
give an update on the macaw room as well, so let’s head on over there. [JESSI WHISTLING TO THE TUNE OF “CHARGE”] [STEVE SINGING TO THE TUNE OF “CHARGE”] Yeah! That was a good one! [CHEERY INTRO MUSIC] Our bird room is right down the hallway, next
to the reptile room, which is why you can always hear the birds talking when I’m filming
in the reptile room. Okay Steve, let’s go say hi to all the
birds! So the first room we’re going into is the
original bird room, and it houses temperature sensitive parrot type birds. Zapper the Alexandrine parakeet is to the
immediate left, bobbing his head like a little maniac. Zoe and Chongo the Amazon parrots are next
on the left. And to the immediate right we have Chopsticks
the quaker parrot on top, and down a bit is Ginger and Maui the green cheek conures. Also on the right side we have Agent Peri
the budgerigar, and Steve the cockatiel lives with her. And down a bit from them is Ecuador and Loulou
the jenday and halfmoon conures. And at the very back of the bird room, we built
a whole new expansion. This gave us a new room and allowed us to
take in Scarlet the green wing macaw and join Joy the blue and gold macaw in an open space
with hanging perches. Alright, I’m gonna close this door so you
can actually hear me talk. No one can get a word in when Ecuador and
Chopsticks get going, and then Zoe and Chongo, they get going, too, and it’s chaos. Okay, originally when we built this room, we
didn’t know what was going to need the space. But once we made the decision to take in
Scarlet the green wing macaw, we knew that both of these guys would be moving in. We’ve had Scarlet for just over a year, and
her and Joy have been sharing this space for quite a few months now. While these two do give each other companionship,
they have not formed a bond with each other. Instead they have both chosen one of us humans
as their partners. Joy is bonded to me and Scarlet has bonded to Taylor,
and they have been making huge progress together. When we moved Scarlet out of her barred enclosure
and onto the hanging perches here, she was really nervous and had a hard time maneuvering. She was so used to hanging from the bars of
a cage, she would just hook her nails on the top bars and then hang, so she didn’t have strong
muscles in her legs and toes to grip the perches. She also wasn’t used to the movement of
the perches as they swayed under her weight. At first Joy was nervous of the new space too, but she’s
really gotten the hang of it and she has been working on mastering every new perch
that we put in here. Her favorite perch of all of this is that hanging circle swinging perch over there. She loves it! And when the weather is nice, both Scarlet and
Joy get to spend time outside in the sun in our new outdoor area! I’m absolutely loving getting them all outside more
often. It’s been a huge improvement for all of the birds’ wellbeing. As with everything, the macaws were nervous
going outside at first, but they quickly got used to hanging out and feeling comfortable without
a roof over their head. So, I’ve been pretty busy making the outdoor
space safe and making other improvements, and I haven’t added another perch in here for
a little bit. So I’d like to do that now, and then together
we can see what they think of it. While I work on this, I should probably also
talk about the rest of the lower room since we’ve made a few other changes in here, too. Sydney the brush-tailed bettong is in the
far end of the room. She adores her little alligator pouch. She’s nocturnal, so she squeezes into it every
morning and is just super cozy sleeping all day. Earl Grey and Hazel the dwarf rabbits are
hanging out to the side of the door. They got a fancy baby gate installed because
they can’t be in the same space as the macaws. They’ve been enjoying the fresh kale we’re
growing in the garden, and they both had full schedules doing public presentations this
summer. We’re having a pleasantly slow few weeks,
so they’re getting to just hang out and enjoy life in the slow lane for a bit. And this big enclosure taking up a large portion
of the room is Kizmit the porcupine’s day quarters where she sleeps since she’s also
nocturnal. She also gets access to the large dirt floored
Romping Room during the night. Alright, I’ve installed boards on the ceiling
secured into the studs, and now I can safely hang some more perching. Joy really enjoyed this swing perch, but I
haven’t had a place to put it since the macaws moved out of their barred enclosures. I bet she’s going to love having it back. And I’d like to give them a few other places where
I can hang toys and give them foraging opportunities. So I’m going to put a few more of these
places to hang things along the boards. Awesome! That’s looking good. And it’ll be easy to change things up and
add more when I can. Alright! Let’s go check back in
with the rest of the birds. [CHEERY MUSIC] Here we go!
[BIRDS SCREECHING] Parrots are so loud, and I love them
just for who they are. I hope you liked this update on the bird room and seeing
what’s going on with the macaw jungle gym. I thought by now we’d have a whole forest
in there, but it’s taken them a while to get used to it all so I’ve taken it at their
pace. Let me know if you’d like to see
any of these feathered little cuties featured in future episodes. And if you’d like to send toys or new perches
for any of the birds, you can find their favorites on our Amazon wishlist. The link is below! If you don’t find what you’re looking
for on the wishlist, but you want to give them something anyway, you can mail it to PO Box 7833,
Missoula, MT 59807. And a big special thanks to all of our Patreon patrons
who support us every month and help us improve the animals’ lives and keep sharing them
with the world. Thank you! And I will see you next week
for another animal adventure. Bye!

83 Replies to “Bird Room Tour!”

  1. I didn't know cockatiels and parakeets could be housed together? I have my budgie pair in their own cage and my cockatiel pair in their own cage as well.

  2. I really enjoy her interaction with each of the animals, feathered, hairy, or spiked. she and they have great jobs! Thank you for all you do for each other!

  3. Are those all your birds? I thought you also had a pair of doves. I'd understand if they simply couldn't be housed in the same space as the others, though.

  4. I have watched that intro dozens of times and never noticed how much Jessi's hair moves! Props to whoever took the time to add that little touch.

  5. OMFG, this is so incredibly awesome! Seeing the joy on your face when you interact with your animals makes my heart weep with happiness!

  6. FANTASTIC TOUR ! Your bird sanctuary facility rivals that of Best Friends in Utah !!!!! congrats !!! (for the 465th time !)

  7. who would i like to see featured in future episodes? "yes" lol… i love all of the parrots, and i love seeing everything about them!

  8. Bird room tour, yes please! I love checking out other peoples bird rooms, I have 4 birds <3 Two young cockatiels, Kitty who is 3 and Gertrude who is 2, and my two seniors, Lacey who is 15 and Scarlett the rosella who is 20! They love to play and hang out on the top of their 5 foot long cage they all share, where there is room to fly around and play with toys. They enjoys singing along with the radio, chatting with birds outside in the summer and staying toasty warm near their cage heater during our long Canadian winters <3

  9. Does Animal Wonders ever attract any natural predators native to Montana? Some farmers I know watch out for coyotes, foxes, eagles, hawks etc. Are you worried at all about hawk attacks when you take the parrots outdoors?

  10. Ahh! Thank you for the video Jessi! I looooove birds, especially cockatiels (mine looks just like Steve) ❀️

  11. A room filled with colorful, noisy birds makes me happy.

    I don't like the idea of keeping birds, because they're birds. Taking away a bird's access to the sky is something I can't do, so it's cool to see them in the context of an animal care place. At least I can enjoy them by proxy.

  12. wow/
    another amazing episode.
    I don't know how you do it Jesse, you must be stretched really thin.
    I know you have people that help you out, but still.
    quite amazing that you take care of all those animals.
    you are my hero.

  13. You should do a tour of the entire sanctuary! I’d love to see all the new additions to it and all the progress being made! Love the channel and keep up the good work! πŸ˜‡πŸ’•

  14. I gotta say, please, don't bring the birds out without harnesses. Even with clipped wings, they can and will fly away eventually.

  15. I would love to see another video featuring Hera the hawk and Rook the raven. Maybe Rook could make a special appearance for Halloween? πŸ™‚ We haven't seen her in awhile!

  16. Before I ask this question, I want to say that I personally eat meat and have no problem feeding smaller animals to other animals, and this is an honest question, not meant to imply that you are doing anything wrong – I'm just curious Since you love animals so much, how do you feel about feeding living or once living creatures to other creatures, like feeding meal worms to the reptiles or baby mice to snakes? Do you do anything to ensure they are sourced responsibly or anything? How do you reconcile your love for all animals with the necessity to use some of them for food? How do you deal with this with your and your family's own consumption – do you eat meat?

  17. I would LOVE to see more of the birbies! I’m a bird person and I have some and we watch your bird videos together. My bigger birds get excited when they see your birds on the screen or hear them. 😊β™₯️🌺

  18. I love this channel, every episode brings me back to watching animal shows Saturday mornings when I was a kid. When you said "this is Steve" I said in my head "THE COCKATIEL!!!!" like a little kid haha.

  19. My favorites of your birds are Zapper and Zeema. They're both such little characters, and I love the sounds they make and how they interact with their humans.

    I love the way you talk to the birds, it looks like you're talking to your own children ❀️

  21. Love the birdroom Jessi. I have a cockatiel rescue bird named "Baby" and I have had him for 22 yrs. I got him from a bird rescue and his name is Baby and he was around 3-6 months old when he was given to me in 1997 and while he can no longer fly he is very spoiled and still talks and is on my shoulder for at least 6-8 hours a day when I am home.

  22. Since it's almost midnight and my flock's (cockatiel/budgies) tucked up for the night, I'm glad I watched this with earphones. πŸ˜‰

  23. This makes me so happy. The amount of care you put in making sure your animals aren't just healthly but entertained is so rare to see. It's made me much more conscious of how big a responsibility it is to have a pet. Keep up the good work!

  24. What happens if the bunnies get in with the macaws? I can understand keeping them from the falcon (you do have a falcon, don't you? or was it a hawk?), but macaws?

  25. Would it be possible to do a video on clipping birds wings? I've heard mixed things on if I should or shouldn't for my birds' safety.

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