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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 08-16-2013, 09:30 AM Thread Starter
 
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Exclamation Parakeet attacking its cage

Most recently angel my white parakeet decided to attack the bottom of her cage. I have no clue on whats going on she's never done this before when I had my other two keets they never done that either so I have no clue how to handel that. I put her hidey hole back in her cage right now I have her covered which pretty much stops that she only does it in the morning and part of the afternoon maybe once in the evening it sounds like shes trying to bring her cage down I cant get a vid so I can't quite show how shes doing so but she does so in a specific corner of her cage what should I do?
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p.s. she does get out to wonder. I do try to even tame her more but she has an attention span of a chipmunk*yes I know its insulting to chipmunks everywhere*
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She may be trying to make it into a nesting spot!
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She may be trying to make it into a nesting spot!
That's what I've been told should I get a few foreging toys or two to place there to maybe help with that behavior?
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I would give her less things for her to shred personally. Less daylight hours etc
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I think a hiding hole would encourage nesting instincts. And shredding paper. But a wood kabob would be good, keep her busy.

What is she do exactly? Pecking the bare lower bars or pulling the bottom papers? My parrotlet loves to go to the bottom of her big cage and chew on the corners of the paper but she doesn't leave enough scraps to nest in. Maybe you have a parakeet with a parrotlet personality.
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Try some small dried pinecones.They roll around and are hard to grab onto.. {works with Galahs]
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Over the last 4 years , I have become a self trained, bird psychologist.When I inherited my 'Sulphur Crested' , His 87 yo Mum had died, yet I had already tended to him for 6 years. He tore all the downward steel bars on his cage door off. Later , he would drag his 'night cage', all over the place , inside his big day cage... Nothing had changed in his daily routine , only the fact that his mother was no longer with us. My daughter purchased the house of her grandmothers 'where he was caged' and introduced a cat and 2 dogs....Problem fixed!.. Cat was bitten on the nose many times, Boxer dog would fall asleep against the cage and Cocky would preen her coat. Quite simply, he needed an interest.....Find out what tree branches your bird can chew on and put a few bits of foliage or some pinecones in the cage. Cocky does big 'barrel rolls' on his fist sized pinecones!
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