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Old 12-02-2019, 06:04 AM
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Chicken scratching 😩

Hi Guys, has anybody got any advice with chicken scratching, i have a 5 month old CAG who is constantly scratching the bottom of his cage as soon as he goes in we have an older grey too but never seen this behaviour before with him, any advice appreciated on how to deter this, he even does it on the rug when hes out of his cage sometimes but its mainly when hes in his cage thanks in advance
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Re: Chicken scratching 😩

I work with Amazons and have never seen this activity with my Amazons.
With hope, one of our Grey experts or other species expert will see this and respond.
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Old 12-02-2019, 09:32 AM
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Re: Chicken scratching 😩

Hi Paula,

My Levi does this only when he is chewing something inappropriate and we add things to block him from doing it.
For example, he was chewing on the door frame and my husband cut some wood and braced the area. Levi can chew on the added pieces of wood without eating the door frame. He puts his beak on the floor against the added wood & chicken scratches. It's his way of trying to remove the outer pieces to get to the door frame, the original wood he wants to chew. I also thinks he is trying to get as close as possible to his goal.
This is the only time I see this behavior. He's never done it in his cage.

I'm wondering if there's a treat or toy under the area where he is doing it?
He may be trying to reach something?
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Re: Chicken scratching 😩

I believe the chicken scratching is normally nest building activities.
My male YNA does this when he is "playing" in his cardboard box.
Bella my CAG does this chicken scratching when she is in the top shelf of the cupboard and busy shredding an old phone book. I believe she is going through puberty and doing this as nest building.

Your bird at 5 months is to young to be seriously involved in nest building.
I don't know any other reason she would be doing this.

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