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Re: why is my amazon scraping the bottom of the cage?

The "nesting" thing........do both male and female act the same?
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Re: why is my amazon scraping the bottom of the cage?

I have an 18 year old African Grey, and she does the same scratching and tearing. She even puts her claws through the bottom grate to get at the paper, so the grate is pretty useless for keeping her away from it. The mess is awful, the scratching noise can sometimes drive us nuts.
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I think I'm going to try the toilet paper roll thing, plus buy one of these bendable sisal perches and weave it around the bottom so she can't get at the paper comfortably. She's got lots of toys, and I often take her out to her outside cage to commune with the other birds, so I don't think she's bored. But, hey, what do I know? Guess I'll also get her some more shred-able toys.

Anyone have a bird who is so determined to paper shred that she goes right through the bottom grate to get at it??? Any suggestions??

Thanks. I'm new to this Forum. Have already read that sisal rope is safer than cotton. Good thing, as I was trying to choose between a sisal or cotton bendable perch. Thanks!
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Re: why is my amazon scraping the bottom of the cage?

Um, this forum is over 2 years old. Welcome to the forum though! Feel free to start a new thread for your questions.
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Re: why is my amazon scraping the bottom of the cage?

Sounds like she is having fun.
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Re: why is my amazon scraping the bottom of the cage?

I think the parrot is scraping the bottom of her cage, to see what is on the other side..lol.. Just joking. They love tearing up paper..
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Re: why is my amazon scraping the bottom of the cage?

Sometimes its a nesting behavior. However, if she only does it while in her naughty cage, I'd bet its more of a frustration behavior. If that is the case, I hope she doesn't spend much time in the bad bird cage as its pretty small and the metal coating is questionable safety wise.
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