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Old 02-14-2020, 08:29 AM
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African Grey and Amazon Rescue

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We are lucky enough to have two rescue birds that are absolutely fantastic. When they arrived they were frightened and scared. We wee told we would never be able to handle them. Forward seven years and they are both adorable characters and a bonus to the house. The are clipped but have freedom to wander around the hose as they please.
One thing we have not been able to work out is the fascination Abbey (Grey) has with the toilet. Any chance she gets she is at the door barging her way in. If the door wont open she will tap and chew until she is allowed in. It is the only door she chews. Once inside she wanders around and then comes out. Has anyone come across this behavior before. Thank you
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Old 02-14-2020, 08:38 AM
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Re: African Grey and Amazon Rescue

Welcome! It’s called OCD! A parrot’s second nature!
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Old 02-14-2020, 08:49 AM
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Re: African Grey and Amazon Rescue

Hello AbbeyGeorge and welcome to the PFs.

My Levi is obsessed with the BR at our cabin. My husband has put thick angled cardboard to protect the door frame. He is also obsessed with tape and the tape gun. He will fly over and try to get it every time. I have to use it when he is not around or it's a problem. Even when I am trying my best to be incognito, smarty-pants always figures it out.

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Old 02-14-2020, 09:07 AM
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Re: African Grey and Amazon Rescue

So very well stated above. I have long ago given-up on the why's and have come to simply accept that it as the way it is...

Our DYH Amazon was likely a mechanical engineer or a mechanic in his past life as he obtains great joy in disassembly things... And, with foraging toys, if it is above a specific 'level' of time /reward, he finds a very high place to drop it from and moves on to other activities.
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Re: African Grey and Amazon Rescue

That's a rather interesting fascination! Seems Abbey is more interested in inspecting than hanging out - a good thing!! Only caution is to ensure the toilet lid is kept down to cover the water; birds can drown if caught in the water. If she is a chewer, be aware of potentially poisonous substances.
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Old 02-15-2020, 08:56 AM
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Welcome to the forum. Thanks for championing the rescue and re-homed!!
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Re: African Grey and Amazon Rescue

Well done for rehoming


Strangley, Enzo my CAG loves to go in to the toilet/shower room, she will spend hours in there on the top of the glass shower 'surround'. She also is fascinated with behind the toilet which is not good and ive had to box it up! I always find her fascination strange as its the smallest room in the house and with frosted windows she cant even see outside clearly, these CAGs are strange creatures arent they
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Old 02-17-2020, 07:52 AM
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Re: African Grey and Amazon Rescue

Welcome and be welcomed. Kudos for adopting 2 of these souls.
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