See this face here? This little one did something yesterday or the day before that STILL has me speechless!!
I normally change Mika's (and Raptor's) cage liner every day or every other day. His liner is never really dirty because he's not a messy eater, his poops are small, and he never chews any of his toys up except the occasional fingertrap and wicker part (and even those times are rare). So when I woke up this morning to change liners I was in shock of what I saw down there.
A small amount of shredded balsa was sitting on top of the newspaper. At first I thought, "How did Raptor's shredding get into Mika's cage?!" There was no way the wind could have blown it in there because the wind blows from Mika's cage to Raptor's. So I looked at the toys Mika had in his cage. He has the Things for Wings pine Palm Tree - no balsa on there. He has the T4W Solo - no balsa on there. He has the T4W Going to Market - no balsa on there. Looked in his foot toy bowl - no balsa in there. I stood back for a second and didn't understand... until I saw the open door staring me in the face. The stainless steel Activity Bolt!! It has two slim pieces of balsa on it!! Sure enough, on the first slab, I saw the cutest little chew marks I've ever seen! <3
Either yesterday or the day before, my almost 11 year old boy has chewed his FIRST piece of WOOD!! I am so extremely proud of him!! Now I need to see if I even have any more of these small slim balsa pieces left so I can continue to encourage him to chew. I may be out, since Raptor really likes balsa... but I never mind making orders with T4W. ;)
Danita's balsa works miracles - first Raptor, now Mika!!