Please help if you can!
by Sheila Hall
Green Cheek Conure
My green-cheek conure, Squeaky Lee is behaving oddly. He is 19-years old and has been a member of our family for 15 of them. This year he has started spending time in the bottom of his cage chewing the paper towels I put there to catch his droppings. Every day now he has a pile of 'saw dust' and a bare cage bottom.
It's spring, so I thought maybe he was preparing for parenthood, but he has never done this before, so why now? He also chews magazines and miscellaneous paper when he's out of his cage. PLEASE, if anyone recognizes this as worrisome behavior, tell me! I'd die if anything bad happened to my baby boy. Thank you, in advance, for any light you can shed on this curious behavior.