chewing holes in snuggle bed

my sun conure keeps chewing a hole in her snuggle bed and i keep fixing it but she repeatedly keeps chewing through it how do i get her to stop wrecking it

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Apr 25, 2015
Snuggle bed
by: Anonymous

My sun conure tears them up, I replace them. She has slept in these huts since she was a baby. She will be 9 yrs old in July. She has lots of toys, so boredom is not the problem. It is just something she does. She loves the huts. She plays peek a boo with me. It is cute!

Mar 09, 2013
holes
by: Anonymous

You should try to give you bird some toys so it can stop being destructive. Usually birds will destroy things if they are bored or need something to do. If its not that, maybe your bird likes to chew it. It might think its a toy to chew on and chews on it.

Mar 09, 2013
Chewing snuggle bed
by: Anonymous

You need to remove the snuggle bed right away. Birds do not require a bed to sleep in. The more you fix it or replace it the bird will still destroy it. Conures are very mischevious and love to chew and wreck things. Make sure your bird has a lot of bird safe toys to destroy.

My stepdaughter had a sun conure that destroyed and shredded her snuggle bed causing them to replace it quite often. They went shopping one day for a new one and came home and found their bird dead because its feet had become entangled in the loose threads of the snuggle bed and it could not get free.

Please get rid of it and do not replace it.

Mar 08, 2013
she is a parrot
by: Anonymous

You can't, she is not only parrot & parrots chew but she is a sun conure & boy do they chew!!

Give her chew toys, wood, branches etc because clearly she does need to chew something other than material, which can be dangerous if she ingests too much of it.

Remove the hut, give her chew things that are better for her. Let her chew them & keep then replaced when she goes through them. After a few months replace the hut. If she still chews then a hut is probably not ideal for her.

Mar 08, 2013
I think they have the picture
by: Tracie

I am not going to post any more stuff on this one, I think this person has the picture and we don't need to say more. Thanks everyone!

Mar 08, 2013
Snuggle Bed
by: Alex

Snuggle beds are a huge NO NO due to the fact that so many birds have died by the birds damaging them and becoming tangled and strangling themselves.

I cannot find the blog about it to show you, but I highly recommend you get rid of the snuggle bed.

Secondly, there is no way to stop your parrot from destryong it. This is your bird's natural instinct.

All birds love to destroy things and that is why there is a huge market for destructable bird toys as it provides enrichment.

Please do your bird a huge favour and remove the bed.

Mar 08, 2013
Chewing snuggle bed
by: Anonymous

You need to remove the snuggle bed right away. Birds don't need them in order to sleep and sun conures are very mischevious and love to chew and destroy things. My stepdaughter had a sun conure that wrecked every snuggle bed they put in the cage. One day they went out shopping to buy a new bed and returned home and found their bird dead because its feet had become entangled in the loose threads. It either died from exhaustion trying to free itself or a heart attack. Please get the bed out of there and do not replace it. Make sure your bird has lots of safe chew toys to play with and wreck.

Mar 07, 2013
chewing holes in snuggle bed
by: Linda

My advice is to get rid of the snuggle bed because it is potentially dangerous. There is the fact your bird may be eating some of the material plus many birds have died getting hung up in loose threads. Birds are very comfortable sitting on a natural wood branch which is how they were meant to sleep. Make sure you have exchanged wooden dowel rods for safe wood natural branch perches because they give the birds feet and legs a chance to rest because of the varying diameters in a branch. The dowel rods will cause arthritis even in younger birds, so get rid of them. If your bird needs to feel more secure at night, use a lightweight polyester cover for cage leaving a couple of inches at the bottom for ventilation. This will keep her warm and help her to feel secure while she's getting used to not having the snuggle bed. The snuggle beds were made for humans not the birds because they are cute. You'll find many bird items made for humans and not the birds like acrylic toy pieces. Birds cannot chew on the acrylic, so they are for humans to enjoy more than the birds. Birds like wood to chew on and shreddable toys because they are birds and not humans and enjoy tearing stuff up.

You can find shreddable toys on this site which will help her need to destroy something. It is natural for birds to tear up things so there is nothing you can do about that except make sure these things are safe. Hanging toys made using cotton rope and wooden pieces is also a favorite for parrots of all sizes. Pieces can be made from safe hardwoods mixed with soft woods like Birch and Pine. Do not use plywood because the glue is toxic, and you can use actual wood from supply stores if wood has not been treated with anything. Toy pieces have to be made from safe raw wood only. Hangers, rings and other hardware needs to be stainless steel or nickel plated because zinc is toxic to birds. If you do use zinc parts, make sure you clean them with white vinegar to get rid of the zinc. It's easier to use stainless or nickel plated and know your bird is safe.

Hope this helps,
Linda

Mar 07, 2013
Bird chewing hole in bed or tent
by: Tracie

There is not a way that I know of. I strongly suggest you remove the tent and not provide anything made of fabric that your bird may chew and get strings caught around it.

Many birds die every year from chewing fabric while the owners are out of the room and getting a string caught around their foot, neck or wing. They chew their foot off trying to get out of it or accidentally hang themselves.

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