- Aug 29, 2014
Hi everyone at BYC. I just brought two pita pintas home today, and they are very sweet, but now that it's nighttime, they seem to be sleeping on the floor of the coop rather than on their roosting bar. They are 10 weeks old -- perhaps they are still too young to use the roosts? I tried putting Odile (who has already emerged as braver, smarter, and more social than Odette) on the roost as it was getting dark (saw this suggestion elsewhere on BYC), but she did not seem happy about this and was having trouble keeping her footing so I took her down. Is it a question of needing a wider roost (there is a wooden bar, squared rather than round, about 2" wide)? Or are they just too young/will figure it out eventually? Do I try to put them on after they're already asleep? (That doesn't seem right -- would hate for them to fall off.) Thanks for suggestions. I will probably not bug them further tonight (have already armed my motion-sensing raccoon sprayer) but would be happy to try other things tomorrow.