Our new baby blue-fronted amazon, Maggie, is a little over 4 months old and
she is doing very well with us over the last week. The one question we now
have is about covering her cage. Both our 8 yr old***atiel and our 16 mo
old red-shouldered macaw have no problem and actually demand their cage
covers around 9:30-10:00 in the evening. However, when we tried to cover
the amazon, she climbs up the side of the cage and holds on with claws and
beak. We tried covering the top and sides and she climbed up the front and
stayed there (we think) all night. Last evening, I removed the cover and
placed her back onto a lower perch and she stayed there without any
problems. This morning she was on an upper perch and seemed more rested
and less stressed. Until she comes out of our self-imposed quarantine this
coming Saturday, she is in a separate room where we can turn out the lights
and close the door. She is comfortable with that. My questions are these
- Do you think she is confused by the cage cover because she is to young?
Since she is so quiet in the evening and the morning, will we ever need to
cover her? Will she take to a covered cage when she is older and sees the
other birds being covered? Thanks for any responses.
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