Seramas do not fair too well in the cold weather and although ours seemed to be making out ok outside, we decided to not chance anything and bring them indoors. Sooo...they are living VERY spoiled lives right now in our sunroom! I was able to pick up a couple of cheap "pop-up style dog crates" from Target the other day and it does a great job containing the mess from wood shavings and food crumbs. They are such strange little creatures....we have really gotten to spend alot of time with them and can not get over just how relaxed and docile they really are! I had purchased some "chicken diapers" back in the summer so they wouldn't poo on our back patio..these are coming in real handy ever since we moved the birds inside!
I'm really thinking that these little birds could make the Perfect Pet for alot of children! They are soooo affectionate and smart. They love to snuggle and be wrapped in a warm blanket and sleep. They will sit on you lap for hours! They can wear diapers...so absolutely no "house training" is required. Most of the time they poo at night when they roost anyway. They don't eat much and don't require much space at all! You could set them up in a spare room or garage and they would make out just fine! If you go away on vacation...no problem ...a little extra food and water and they are self sufficient! Plus...you have the "girl factor" of being able to dress them up in cute little diapers and chickie clothes! most people don't have "bird allergies" and they are just as clean as any other pet bird! They LOVE to be bathed in warm water(shower or sink). Call me crazy...but I think these little critters make awesome pets!