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Sniperzombies 02-25-2014 08:45 AM

Curbing some territorial behavior
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I have a female Eclectus about a year and a half old. (I think) She was about 3 months when I got her or so the lady said. She really favors the right back corner of her cage, so much that when anyone comes up the stairs she runs to it and sticks her face in the corner and wiggles her butt, then glances over her shoulder making a clucking sound. At first I thought she was playing but I think shes pretending she has a nest. She also does a little chicken scraping at the bottom. If I open her door or she hears food, she comes out. I can't really stop her from doing this and I guess its not hurting anything but I don't want her to start being aggressive, shes such a sweet girl. Has anyone had a problem with their females doing this?

labell 02-25-2014 09:40 AM

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She is really beautiful! She must be sweet for you to be able to get a harness on her!
My Solomon girl likes one area of her cage more and all of mine love playing, shredding and tossing toys on the bottom of the cage. It means that I have to keep the grate super clean but I love watching them. That scratching your gal is doing is a breeding thing where she would be doing that in a nest, clearing a spot. As your girl gets older this may or may not become a stronger urge and they can get testy when they are "nesting". The really great thing about eclectus is that most times they go back to their sweet selves once the hormones are in check.

Sniperzombies 02-25-2014 10:08 AM

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Thank you! She is my baby girl. She is so good with that harness. She gets down really low and spreads her wings out so I can put it on. She's not much of a toy player either. I put a lot of things to chew on but she's really only interested in the moment I walk into the door and she can come out. I attached a picture of her stealing a piece if pizza when she thought I wasn't looking.

labell 02-25-2014 10:23 AM

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How cute! These red heads are SO food motivated, I fill a bowl with warm mash and I wonder where she puts it all!

Sniperzombies 02-25-2014 10:32 AM

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She's a pig. Wants everything I eating. I have a conure who is obsessed with things in bottles and glasses. He tries to bite my hands to get me to drop it.

Anansi 02-25-2014 03:28 PM

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I just had to tell you how breathtakingly beautiful your girl is. Wow.

Sniperzombies 02-25-2014 03:40 PM

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Thank you! She cleans constantly. I give her baths a couple times a week too. She'd stay in there for hours if I let her. There wasn't even an adjustment period between us either, she was in love with me when I went to see her. Flew off her cage right into my chest. I thought I was going to die, I'd never had anything so big fly at my face, lol

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