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Old 06-10-2016, 11:42 AM
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Re: Burrowing behaviour? In Amazons?

Mine love paper bags, boxes, etc. MsJakiepoo even goes wild when I open the freezer door on the fridge. The light is burned out, she thinks it would just right. I would warn folks that such practices could lead to aggressive behaviors. I've learned not to encourage hormonal behaviors and it's less of an issue in the future.
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Old 06-11-2016, 07:04 PM
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Re: Burrowing behaviour? In Amazons?

As I mentioned, Patagonians nest in burrows in limestone cliffs, which they dig, and defend fiercely during and after mating time. Even though the Rickeybird loves enclosures (and I do almost anything to please him), I avoid providing boxes and such for him, because... he just becomes so inflamed/vicious/excited, even hours after he gets into one. Even so, he does pull his nighttime covers down through the bars to make little "tents", but he doesn't seem to get so worked up by these. That's also how he does his "textile art", of course! LOL He likes to look at me through the holes he chews.

For example, can you see that beady little eyeball peeking through at you??

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Old 06-13-2016, 07:59 PM
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Re: Burrowing behaviour? In Amazons?

I've noticed your comments about your pat chewing his cage cover . I lost a really great hen Panama that I took out of a wild nest. She was about 20 yes old and would chew her cage covers. I didn't think much of it until I went out of town and my GF found her dead in the cage. I had a AV do a necropcie and found her crop impacted with the cage cover. She basically starved to death. I don't cover my birds now, none seem to mind. Just my .02 on the subject.
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Old 06-13-2016, 08:16 PM
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Re: Burrowing behaviour? In Amazons?

Hen-pecked...

OMG!

I find the chewed remnants of his "art" on the cage floor... and in 32 years, no issues, but...

I'm gonna call my vet and see if he recommends any tests... nothing is too good for my darling.

Thank you!!!!
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Old 06-15-2016, 08:39 AM
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Re: Burrowing behaviour? In Amazons?

NO BOXES!!!! I have been fighting with my Ekkie who laid 6 eggs in 3 months. I am still working with her because she still is hormonal but slowly getting better. Thankfully, Buddy, my 26 yo Amazon is not into boxes or hormones so strongly, lol!


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Old 06-15-2016, 09:15 AM
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Re: Burrowing behaviour? In Amazons?

Well I wonder if WFAs have the same burrowing nature as the other zons...I shall have to google it for I dont think I will risk offering a box to Mr Biggles in case Id trigger getting him all hormonal and defensive of the nest ...but its interesting this burrowing nature they seem to have vey interesting especially the backing into the crevice or space
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Re: Burrowing behaviour? In Amazons?

My YNA loves having boxes to play with. I usually give him one that's sealed up - he loves chewing his way in! He climbs in, scratches around & makes cooing noises, and generally has a wonderful time. He often has another box, under a piece of furniture. Sometimes when I go into the living room (where his cage etc. is) I won't be able to find him. If I call his name, he'll make little noises - always coming from the box under the furniture - so I know where he is. It's beyond cute...
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Old 06-17-2016, 03:10 PM
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Re: Burrowing behaviour? In Amazons?

Hey, Hen-pecked... thanks for the heads-up about the possibility of cloth-swallowing. Our vet said the the Rickeybird's weight has been steady over the years, but if I wanted to be sure he's okay, I could get a scale and weigh him regularly, which I will do. I feel a lot safer. Thanks!
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