I took one of the peachicks out for a while (ok, I opened the door and she let HERSELF out is more accurate) and when I put her back, her brother decided to be very macho. She didn't care AT ALL though. And I say he and she..... even though I'm dreadfully sure they're both going to be boys. Showing off to her: And later, when I took her downstairs to hang out, I left her on my dad's shoulder. She was vocal about telling us how upsetting that was and then the dog walked past and up went the tail! She was not about to take any guff from our dog despite that Laxie could eat her in one bite! (She never would, she doesn't give a rat's behind about any of the birds) And because I can: I'd kept paper towels over their bedding for the first ~2 weeks, first for easier cleaning and second because I didn't want them eating any of the bedding if I could help it. The towels were ON bedding, so it was cushy. When I changed their brooder to a cage and let them have real bedding, they were just HILARIOUS. You know, once I figured out they WEREN'T having seizures and stopped panicking. They did this for about an hour and they haven't done it since.