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Redirecting unwanted behavior in my GCC.
Lily is 7 months old. All of my birds' cages are in my bedroom. Since daylight savings time began Lily has started plucking her cage bars to wake me up in the morning. I dont mind the birds waking me up by singing, or yelling even, but the cage bar thing is making me crazy! I don't know how to redirect this. She is obviously doing it to wake me up. I can't give her a different toy to make noise with because by the time I do that, I'm awake and she has her reward, I can pretend to sleep through it, but I think she knows I'm already awake. She will start saying "hi!" as soon as I wake up. If I ignore it and go back to sleep, she starts over right as I'm aboout to drift off again.
My house is old, drafty and weird. My bedroom has beem bird proofed, extra insulated for drafts, and is one of the biggest rooms in the house. I would rather she stay in that room with her fidlings.
Meh! Any suggestions would be much appreciated!!