Mini Macaw poops down the front bars of his cage - Help?
We have a very nice Hahn's Macaw, whom we would like to have around for a long time. Our problem with him is that he clings to the front cage bars, and if he's there for a while, he poops down the bars. Sometimes I can't get to it right away and it hardens on the bars, and the base of the bars.
I do a thorough cleaning once a week anyway, but scrubbing this poop off is taking me too long. We have put him in a larger cage, and he does get time out of the cage to play, be held, and flap his wings. I thought if he had more room in his cage, he'd stop hanging out and pooping in the front part of his cage.
Can anyone offer some advice as to how to change this habit? He has been disease tested, vet checked, gram stained, etc. I don't think it has to do with his health. Please help!