Robbie will be looking after Peanut and Sky whilst I travel halfway around the world to explore Europe! We weren't sure where to put the birds because they're rather noisy to be in the house and cats might scare/eat 'em if they're left outside somewhere. Hence - the rope! We tied it at chest-level so it can be fed easily. It was rather windy outside, i hope it doesn't swing too much, but we found an old white bedsheet to wrap around (held by pegs) to keep 'em warm at night.