The whole thing started with the green beans. The birds loved green beans (Peter, the male, has long since passed on and is soaring free above the clouds or wherever your religious persuasion puts him). Specs doesn't so much love green beans - her preference leans towards fruity like watermelon - but felt it was unfair that they got green beans and she didn't.
Trouble is... stealing food is tiring....
It does, however, leave the birds with some peaceful eating time ; )
It doesn't happen anymore, as the table on which they all used to lie, Maluco included, has long since gone. When outside, the bird cage gets hung up in the sunshine. Inside, Specs isn't allowed on tables, which is where the cage sits.