(Kenner, la. USA )
I have had my Quaker Ezekiel for about a year. He is about 2 1/2 years old. Recently he has been going down to the bottom of the cage and walking back and forth Sqwaking loudly. It's like he is upset.
The cage door is never closed but my lovebirds are in a cage close by. He has broken their cage and unscewed all their locks to let them out. Now I use twist ties until I can fix the cage. He also unscrews all the crews in his cage and I've often found the top dropped inside. But my real question is could he be a she and is this mating behavior. When he opens the lovebirds cage he now gets in and does the same thing on the bottom of their cage.
I threw in a paper towel trying to distract him. But he beats up the paper towel and just walks up and down. This happens a couple of times a day. He appears to want to get in the nest box of the lovebirds but cannot fit through the hole. But I am not certain if this is his frustration. Otherwise he is a great bird even with his constant puzzle loving skills.