How can i read my bird? Sick or not?
How do I know if my bird is sick or just acting a little differently? Sometimes I blow on my bird when he nips, and he stops. It started working pretty well, because he didn't seem to get him really agitated, while it still got the message through. After a while, I blew on his face, and his eye closed... tired? hurt? I didn't know. I blew on him a few minutes later, and he again started shutting his eye (just one... but it wasn't while he was very relaxed at that moment.) Perhaps he had been shutting his eye for a while... I couldnt' exactly tell, because I only started noticing it as I blew on him. Later that night, I saw his eye again close a bit, but not very much... he looked very alert, though. I just wanted to make sure that this is not a sign of sickness or anything like that.
Also, one more question... my bird plays with a lot of toys in my house, (he sees a backpack and runs to it and starts biting and chewing at it.) He likes to tare things apart until it is ruined. I was just wondering how you know the difference between if he is just chewing at it or actually eating it. How would he know not to eat it? Also, how can I know if it is safe for him to chew on things if he is really ripping it apart and I don't know if he is eating it?
Thanks so much for all of your help! I really appreciate it!