princess parrot

by classified
(australia )

i have a princess parrot and a lot of other birds but he especially likes to sit there and just stare at my bright green budgie he breaks out of his cage just to watch him and he sticks his head out of the bars what is his problem and why does he just sit and stare at him ? help

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Feb 20, 2016
Cage bar spacing
by: Anonymous

He seems fascinated. If he's only staring he may harm it if he gets close or just by being too rough if he was to get face to face. The problem with birds sticking their heads through the cage bars is that the shape of the head allows the head through, but the jawbone stops it coming back. The bird panics and can die of fright. It can also just choke or a bird from outside the cage could attack the head.

Sep 20, 2011
princess parrot
by: Linda

As Tracie said, bar spacing should be correct for all birds you have. If spacing is too large, birds can get their heads through and will one day strangle themselves to death. When buying cages for your birds, make sure they cannot get their heads or entire foot through. If they can get a toe in and out easily that is okay, just no heads and feet. This is also true for chains that hang toys. Small chains are serious accidents waiting to happen. All links have to be large enough to get a toe in and out easily but not the head. Size differs with species and size of bird.

These things are important and not caging correctly will result in death or losing an appendage as will incorrect choice of toys.

Thanks for writing,

Sep 20, 2011
Larger parrot stares at smaller bird
by: Tracie

It is hard to say if he wishes to attack the bird or play with it. The concern I have is that you say he sticks his head through the bars? If this is so, then you have the wrong bar spacing for your bird. Birds should NOT be able to get their heads through the bars of the cage.

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