So, my mom came over yesterday and we were standing in front of Calliope's cage, playing with her. Out of the blue, my mom says, "You should try putting cat litter in that bottom tray". My response? "HELL NO!"
I mean, really? What would ever possess anyone to put cat litter in a cage? ...And this is one reason why, despite her offers to watch Calliope when I go away for a couple weeks, I always get a proper bird-sitter!
I mean, it doesn't make me angry. It just shocked me to realize how little some people know about birds. Come on, all that dust? Plus, it wouldn't even be convenient.
Have any of you ever gotten stupid suggestions from people who know nothing about birds?