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Carpet-Eating Bird

Post by Gerald Mora » Sat, 27 Jul 2002 22:06:48



I have a 15-year-old CAG (MacGyver) that has recently begun to climb off
his cage and tear up the carpet.  He shreds the carpet at various,
seemingly random, locations around the room.  We have given him a vast
collection of things to chew, but nothings seems to alter this new
behaviour.
Is this some kind of "nesting" behavior?  We think he is a male, if that is
relevent, and he has never done this before in any of the last 15 years.
I would appreciate any suggestions as to how we can stop him from ruining
our carpet.
 
 
 

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Post by Dean St.Pierr » Sun, 28 Jul 2002 06:41:08


I don't know about chewing the carpet, but a while back there was a
thread called Bird Art where someone's cag would wipe his feet(like
chicken scratching) on carpet. They seemed to think it was some sort of
nesting behavior(I think) Maybe the two are related, or similar
behaviors. Good luck! TIKA
Quote:

> I have a 15-year-old CAG (MacGyver) that has recently begun to climb off
> his cage and tear up the carpet.  He shreds the carpet at various,
> seemingly random, locations around the room.  We have given him a vast
> collection of things to chew, but nothings seems to alter this new
> behaviour.
> Is this some kind of "nesting" behavior?  We think he is a male, if that is
> relevent, and he has never done this before in any of the last 15 years.
> I would appreciate any suggestions as to how we can stop him from ruining
> our carpet.

 
 
 

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Post by rbb » Mon, 29 Jul 2002 01:35:09


I have found that anything of value in a room tends to be the target of
chewing.  We don't leave our children unattended, nor our birds.


Quote:
> I have a 15-year-old CAG (MacGyver) that has recently begun to climb off
> his cage and tear up the carpet.  He shreds the carpet at various,
> seemingly random, locations around the room.  We have given him a vast
> collection of things to chew, but nothings seems to alter this new
> behaviour.
> Is this some kind of "nesting" behavior?  We think he is a male, if that
is
> relevent, and he has never done this before in any of the last 15 years.
> I would appreciate any suggestions as to how we can stop him from ruining
> our carpet.

 
 
 

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Post by D » Mon, 29 Jul 2002 02:46:51


ai would be inclined to think that you have a hen, and that this maybe
related to nesting behavior. Take a closer look at the bird---I bet its
a hen.

Doug

"It's a flag, not a rag, and we don't wear it on our head"
Charlie Daniels

 
 
 

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Post by Egla » Mon, 29 Jul 2002 11:39:30


"anything of value in a room tends to be the target of chewing"

Good observation, I could not agree less....

Quote:

> I have found that anything of value in a room tends to be the target of
> chewing.  We don't leave our children unattended, nor our birds.



> > I have a 15-year-old CAG (MacGyver) that has recently begun to climb off
> > his cage and tear up the carpet.  He shreds the carpet at various,
> > seemingly random, locations around the room.  We have given him a vast
> > collection of things to chew, but nothings seems to alter this new
> > behaviour.
> > Is this some kind of "nesting" behavior?  We think he is a male, if that
> is
> > relevent, and he has never done this before in any of the last 15 years.
> > I would appreciate any suggestions as to how we can stop him from ruining
> > our carpet.