If you don't have the terrarium yet, I would suggest getting a real bird cage. Dr. Foster and Smith has some excellent cages(and great toys too). I got a huge cage for under $50 for my parakeets. Then I think terrarium, I think glass enclosure(the fancy exoterra ones specifically with the opening front windows) or I think the mesh ones.
Now that I think of it, birds are kind of destructive, so the mesh terrariums would probably not be the best. There is a reason there are so many toys available for them to SHRED.
My Mokey(who I miss terribly) was a DEVIL of a parakeet. She drew blood on three people the night they brought her home for my birthday(I wanted her so it wasn't a "surprise"). I loved her. I doubt she loved me, but she at least liked playing in my hair, and after a while, we hardly ever had to keep her cage shut. That gave me much more room to decorate with toys.
For toys, I do not like mirrors. At all. Until I introduced her to Angel, and for some time after, she was VERY hard to wean from her favorite mirror. The addition of many more bells and windchimes helped her. They seem to get very dependent/addicted to the mirrors, and I don't reccommend them.
(Love Birds, btw, have ear splitting shriek/whistles. Imagine the annoying kid with the whistle standing right next to you. EEEK EEEK!!! )
Oh! For the terranium, I meant for the reptile.
For the bird, I was looking for something with a stand or just buying a stand to put a cage on and then something like this but a bit bigger so I can give them some toys and room to move about:
I would very much like a parrotlet but I can't seem to find anyplace within the state with them. I hear parakeets make good first birds too so I think I may go with one of them.
I really like that ad and am crossing my fingers that she responds...I like the idea of a pair (or triplet) of birds that have already been together because I figure then they may be a bit less stressed when we move them. I'm just assuming though, so I don't know.
The places with birds around here are about $20 for a parakeet so I was a bit worried about that ad...but thank you! Now I am less worried :P
Hey, how far are you from Miles City?? There is a learning center there that hand raises cockatiels. They raise them were you can see them and seem to take really good care of them. I'm a couple of hours from there but when i'm over that way I always go in to look at the babies. I hope to have one someday!
Also, there is a breeding/educational aviary by Rapid City, SD, not sure how far you are from there but they have all kinds of birds.
Can you tell I want a bird?? LOL!!!
If you want the info just PM me!