I'm bird sitting again and as always it's been fun. I made new toys for their cages which have been a huge hit, the wicker balls are already gone and some of the wood pieces are too. The cats have even been pretty well behaved, they have been hanging around in the area where the cages are but I haven't caught anyone on top of the cages or pawing at the sides.
The evening ritual for cleaning out the cages before they go to bed has made me think about that old saying about eating like a bird. The biggest thing is that it has changed it's meaning for me. Now it makes me think of someone who eats a reasonable amount, but they throw food all over the place and poo in their food dish, which means I'll probably never be able to keep a straight face the next time someone says it.