Except for demolishing popsicle sticks, Ralph isn't much for chewing on wood, which I suppose is unusual. Most parrots like to chew up anything made of wood like Casey does. Further proof that every parrot has his/her own likes and dislikes.
Huh.i have had three Quakers and none have been into chewing wood. Lucy was interested in weaving anything that could be weaves and willow is showing some weaving interest, too, though just making the motions with a hanging toy. I’ve been giving him coffee stirrers but he’s still a big scared of them. So today I gave him a treat every time he picked up a wooden stirrer.
I’m wondering if chewing wood relates to shredding a nest lining in Quakers? Since they don’t chew a nest hollow. It seemed to me that Lucy shredded things when more hormonal. Willow is my first boy bird.
We just assume Casey is a boy by his spring actions and no eggs in 16.5 years I buy supplies normally at a parrot store. That toy on top came from a local pet store I was told at the parrot store that Casey liked hard wood that she most often sells to bigger birds. Chewing wood toys has always been his thing.
Caseysmom & Cnyguy, remember Julianna and Oscar? Oscar used to weave amazing nests using cable ties - photos were amazing and Julianna used to dismantle the whole thing every few months and he would start again. Bonnie is not interested in chewing wood either, just the fabric from her happy hut - I finally threw out another one because I was afraid she would ingest the fibres - and she will just have to perch to sleep from now on...
I do remember Oscar and his Quaker nests. Ralph still likes to build with his sticks and weave with his leather laces, but never has tried to build an actual nest. He never has been much of a chewer either.
Yes. I remember them. Casey wiggles hanging pieces of leather back and forth but has not really woven anything. Yes no string or fabric in his cage either as years ago he definitely was ingesting his boing swing and got quiet before throwing it all up all over the place. He alternates sleeping on a big flat wooden perch in the front of his cage or a branch type perch in the back