Not long after I posted that I thought about getting birds, my friend Lindy contacted me. It's a perfect example of "ask and it shall be given." She had two parakeets she wanted to re-home. Before I knew it, I had taken them in. Right now I am enjoying their little sounds and watching them eat. Willy took such a keen interest in them that I put a gate in front of the table where the cage is. I'm expecting him to get used to them and consider them part of the family,
at which time I will remove it.
I've placed the cage in a corner of the dining/piano/computer room where they will get plenty of company for part of the day. They are surrounded by heaters, so I'm hoping the temperature of the rest of the house won't effect them adversely. So far they seem content enough.
I like their little sounds in the air, signs of life.