african grey new toy

I put a new swing and bell in the cage and now he will only stay at bottom of the cage he won't go on any of his perches. Can the bars at the bottom of his cage hurt his feet it has been 3 days?

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Aug 19, 2011
african grey new toy
by: Linda

To add a bit to Tracie's reply, make sure the swing and bell are for your bird's size which is Medium. Bells have the clankers in them that can sometimes be pulled out and either eaten or bird can be injured on one. Just make sure all toys are for your bird's size and be very careful with bells or other metal pieces hanging on them

Most parrots like wooden chew toys made for their size as the wood helps them to have something to do when you are gone. A lot of birds will not use swings, and yuors may be one of them.

Thanks for writing,
Linda

Aug 19, 2011
African grey scared of new toy
by: Tracie

You need to take those things out of the cage right away. Obviously this is stressing your bird. Yes, the bars on the bottom are not meant to be stood on for days.

African grey parrots are known for being scared of things. The best way to get your bird used to new things is to first set the items near the cage for a day. Then if that doesn't freak the bird out, then slowly move the items closer to the cage and then attach the item to the outside of the cage.

Just keep moving it as the bird is comfortable with it. You could cause your bird to start plucking if you are not careful.

Thanks for writing about this! It is good you care so much. :-)

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