by Lauren



My unsexed rainbow Lorikeet, who's about 3 months old (and is extremely spoiled with heaps of attention out of his cage) has started scratching in the bottom of his/her cage for long periods when in the cage. Normally lying on his side, with the legs just scratching the paper. He's extremely playful and very healthy, and I wondered whether this was early nesting behaviour, and whether she might be a girl.
Just curious.

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Apr 16, 2010
I want out
by: Kris

I have two lories and its only the female that scratches in the cage. She only does this i think because she wants out. On weekends i try to sleep in but her scratching always wakes me.

Dec 01, 2008
by: Anonymous

when they get a lot of attention out of the cage, if u pay attention to him/her when thay do this, it becomes habit to get ur attention so that u will let them out. also lori's are natural scatchers to make it jus how they like it, they do this to trees also, so it could be either of these things too.

Oct 22, 2008
Lory behavior
by: Tracie

This might be just a silly behavior, but it also sounds like a seizure. Since I am not there to see it, I just don't know. You might want to take the bird to an avian vet to be checked.

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