We inherited a green winged macaw (about 4 years old) that I've posted
about prior. Previous owner married a bird hater! Anyway, this bird is in
a 3 feet by 3 feet rod iron cage which is kept open at all times. It has
lots of toys. He has 24 hour access to the top of his cage where we have
built a large play pen. When we first got him (in March), we had to keep
him confined to that cage for many areas (door locked) while we were in
relo apt. He persisted in running his beak across the iron and tore the
outer layer of the beak. No problem because once the 45 day torture
session was over and we were in our new house, the beak areas came back
Now, we went away for 4 days. Someone came into the house daily to feed
him, etc. Yet, he ripped at each beak again!!!
I assume he was lonely, etc. We had radio and tv blasting on and off
through the vacation.
P.S. I own 17 birds, have raised birds since 1975 but am very new to