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Hi my partner recently bought a pair of greys that are 2 years old and have been living together from babies.

well last night 1 of them shredded up a rope toy and dropped it to the bottomg of the cage.

Well today we cleaned out the cage and since doing so the same 1 has been climbing down to the bottom(which they dont seem to do often) and is digging in the corner. We have stopped it a few times but within minutes its back down there digging again. Other grey just sits happily up the top talking.

we arnt sure on the sexes of the pair but both tolerate me but love my husband so i assumed they were female.

Any help on this digging would be great thanks :?:

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Hi, Ive just recently purchased 2 Cags about 4 weeks ago they are approx 3-4 yrs old and supposidly males, we have just pu them in seprate cages(even though theyve always been together), due to 1 of them being pecked by the other plus its calmed them down a lot (noise etc) But Bert the one who is new cage constanlty scratched in the 4 corners for a few days, once i let him out he stopped, I just put it down to an attention thing to get out.

Other people on here have more experience and may come up with a more helpful answere to your problem

Jayne :D

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Digging is quite common with Greys ... some grow out of the habit and others like to do it even as adults.

Here's a previous thread about this:

https://www.parrot-link.co.uk/topic/7766-no-subject/

 

Can I also point you at this thread? ...

SAFE/UNSAFE TOYS WARNING AND INFO:

https://www.parrot-link.co.uk/topic/9001-safeunsafe-toys-cages-etc-warnings-info/

specifically at the thread entitled "Spiral rope death trap ::: (Warning distressing photo)"

contained in that link

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Thanks, well thats a start and it could be attention seeking. we have a spare cage so could seperate them if they needed to be. Weve had them about 3 weeks now.

any help is greatly appreciated thank u

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Hi and welcome to the forum...

 

My grey used to do this when he wanted to come out of his cage. I've never had the privialge of owning 2 at once but I'm sure they will both have different needs and temperaments, i.e one is happier to spend more time in the cage than the other. You might also find that by cleaning the cage you are adjusting their territory and they may try to make it theirs again by shredding toys etc.

 

They may also be starting to feel more comfortable with you and "ask" for things...

 

What are their names?

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Have to agree with mandyandflock, greys do love to dig, Mango my rescue grey loves to rest his head against my leg and do back kicks just like a dog digging a hole while I scratch his head. Please allow him/her to dig a few times a day it will entertain the bird for ages.

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Thank you all for the wonderful advice. I will try placing a tray with paper in with some yummy treats for them to see if they like playing with it.

Their names are Pickles and Coco and both have totally different personalities.

Pickles loves a good scratch and attention 24/7 where as Coco comes to you when he wants to and likes a bit of time out on his swing. He seems happiest swinging like mad in his cage and Pickles seems happier getting cuddles :D

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