Male cockatiels often … The biggest problem with the African Grey is that he chews up and tears apart the newspape that my dad puts on the bottom of the cage everyday (and usually multiple times a day because of the chewing) and therefore always makes a big mess that makes it hard to clean up the old newspaper. Cockatiels will hold pieces of food with their feet. 2)is it a problem? Put paper at the bottom of the cage. my cockatiel hen seems to eat alot of sand paper lining the bottom of the cage! Hi all - I'm new to the forum. Don't place perches directly over one another as cockatiels cannot fly at steep vertical angles. If positioned correctly, a cockatiel should be able to fly between perches too. In order to more easily clean your bird's cage, you should cover the bottom with something that can be removed and thrown away. I doubt your bird is actually eating … Install perches. Natural wood and rope perches are ideal. The cage should also have a grate over the bottom to keep your bird's feet out of droppings. We have an African Grey and an Amazon. "Accidentally" meaning as a part of a wrapping, so not because you meant to eat lots of paper like in pica see Gallo Institute of Health and Nutrition? Cockatiels are very sociable companion birds and they need to interact with you or another bird to thrive. Cockatiels also like toys with hard-plastic elements, such as beads to fiddle with. A cockatiel feels more secure in a cage with corners. Re: My bird Eats Newspaper !!~! Most people use newspaper, because it is cheap, not toxic to your bird, and keeps most of the mess off the actual bottom piece of the cage. Make sure you put enough perches in the cage so that your cockatiel is free to walk and jump around the cage. In this naturally occurring condition, the beak might grow too long, leaving the bird unable to eat properly. Hi, I'm concerned about my ~10 month old male cockatiel chewing up almost everything. It is worrying because of the chemicals and bleach that toilet paper / paper towel use during the creation process.
Toys designed to be destroyed by small beaks are perfect for cockatiels and include pieces of paper, cardboard of soft wood or non-toxic rawhide to chew up. All of my birds have loved to chew, but none of them have ever eaten paper. If there is more than one cockatiel in the cage, separate dishes should be used for each bird to ensure those birds at the bottom of the pecking order have a chance to eat.
I have two cockatiels and they both love to eat toilet paper / paper towel. thanks =]
Chewing is natural for parakeets to do. A cockatiel will get lonely if ignored and left alone. They have continuously growing beaks. 3)if it is what should i do? As a guideline, most cockatiels can be maintained on 1.5 - 2 level measure tablespoons of seeds per bird, per day fed in a shallow dish, depending on the size of the bird.