This morning I did the semi-big cage cleaning in the Finsterium, so the water dish was out of the cage for quite a while, probably close to an hour. I finished putting all the paper down, I put the dry water dish into the cage, and then decided my hands were too covered in newsprint to fill it up just then. As I was washing my hands, all the Society Finsters flew down to the water dish
. They dipped their beaks into the dish to suck up a bit of water, they tipped their beaks up to swallow it — but, um, there was no water
. They kept drinking anyway, although they realized something was wrong, of course. A couple of Finsters hopped into the water to try to take a bath, but that didn't work very well, either. Finally, I shooed them all away to fill the dish up with water. They all flew down again for drinks, and all was well.
In case you were wondering, I didn't
mess with their little heads on purpose, I won't
do it again, but it was very funny to watch.