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Minzer84 07-09-2007 10:55 PM

Another game??
So tonight and last night, when I was putting Iggy to bed, he did a rather strange thing. Normally, I put him on his lower perch, give him a sunflower seed, tell him to climb up and he comes to his higher bed time perch and I give him his second sunflower seed (I call them his "goodnight seeds"). However, he has started to climb DOWN to the bottom of his cage where the grating is, and just sit there and look at me and make noises, rather than up to his bed time perch where the seed would be. I just put his seed in his food bowl and cover him anyway...Any ideas what in the world he is doing?? :confused:

indigo 07-10-2007 12:08 AM

Re: Another game??
I have no idea what to tell you Minzer84, but I am sure someone will have advise. Say, is there anything else different? Might he be sick or something? Did something scare him or something while on the top perch? Poops normal? Has anything changed in his world / cage? Just my brain firing off ideas.

Minzer84 07-10-2007 12:23 AM

Re: Another game??
Nothing that I know of has happened, and at some point he must get over it because he's on his perch in the morning when we wake him up...I'm wondering if it's an attention getting tactic, but that doesn't make sense to me.

indigo 07-10-2007 12:32 AM

Re: Another game??
hmm ... well, I'd keep an eye on him then. Just to be safe yanno?

pheobus 07-10-2007 02:55 AM

Re: Another game??
Well after he gets the first sunflower seed when you put him in, he could be showing you is disagreement about going to bed, is he staying nearby the door?try opening the door at that time without telling him to come out and you will see if that is what he had in mind.
The fact that in the morning he is sitting normally on his night perch means that he wants something at that time (go sit on the grating)or asks for something.
Well that's what I could think about right now, lets listen to what the others have to say as well!If I come up with something later I'll tell ya!:):):)

indigo 07-10-2007 03:26 AM

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I was just thinking ... could he maybe need more to eat than 2 seeds before bed? He might just be hungry and by not going up to his perch kindda waiting out for more food. But I am just thinking out loud (does this count as "out loud" btw?).

Peta 07-10-2007 07:13 AM

Re: Another game??
How has the screaming/biting been on the days when he goes to the bottom of the cage?

If he has been good, maybe spend a few minutes with him playing scritching etc?????

Kito will get on the bottom of the cage for some extra playtime before going to bed, like a child he's trying to put bed time off for a little while longer.

Maybe worth a try if Iggy's been good?????

Minzer84 07-10-2007 07:19 AM

Re: Another game??
Yea, he was fine yesterday, only screamed while I was in the shower like always...let me pat his head a couple times, ate his dinner BEAUTIFULLY (which is unusual when both Chase and I are home, usually he gets distracted by us talking). I don't think he could be hungry because he always has pellets in his cage, which he has always eaten (and like I said he picked his dinner bowl clean). Tonight if he's not playing psycho maybe I'll try letting him walk around on the couch where I am and play a round or two of Peek-a-boo with him...I'll let you know how that goes! In the meantime, any more ideas are welcome! Thanks :D

Minzer84 07-11-2007 12:52 AM

Re: Another game??
So tonight Iggy went to bed rather late (bad mommy, went out to see Transformers at the movies...), but I played with him before bed, and tickled him and did peek a boo, and we talked for a little, then I brought him to his cage, gave him the first seed, and to the bottom of the cage he went. He's such a weirdo. As far as I can tell this behavior isn't hurting anything but it's just so strange, there must be a reason for it. I'll try playing again tomorrow night ::sigh::

indigo 07-11-2007 12:55 AM

Re: Another game??
Iggy may just want more mommy time. (suggests)

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