I know all about remodeling in our house too so don't feel so bad
So far cockatoo has gotten a hold of 3 of my remote controls, 2 cords (not plugged in thank heavens!), an a couple of books. We have to keep a close eye on him!
Jazz has remodeled some door mouldings, a thermostat cover, one of our lamps, and a couple of books as well.
Our little ones haven't gotten into anything so far....
Gypsy is a pretty birdie!