african grey kicking backwards

by Deb Yoder
(Hesston, KS )

Why all the sudden is my african grey finding a spot to put his beak down into the carpet and kicking each leg backwards?

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Apr 09, 2014
The point
by: Anonymous

Linda is correct but she failed to answer the question. My bird (amazon) does the same thing at the bottom of his cage.

Dec 07, 2011
african grey kicking backwards
by: Linda

He is tearing up the carpet. Get your bird up off the carpet as this is where birds pick up all kinds of dangerous bacteria that will make them sick. I dont' care how often you clean your carpet, once anyone goes outside and walks back in, it is filthy again. Birds have only gram positive bacteria in their bodies, while we and other animals have gram negative. Gram negative is what causes infections in birds, and you're making it very easy by letting him on floor all the time. If he tries to eat any of the carpet, he will have to have surgery to remove it as birds cannot digest synthetic material.

Birds can also get fleas, mites and other parasites from being in the floor. The floor is not a place for a bird, so please keep him up off the floor.


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