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i have a question. i think my bird is part Ostrich

Postby munchies folks » Wed Jun 02, 2010 8:24 pm

I got a almost 6 week IRN. When i put him back in his tub he burrows his head under his stuffed bear an kicks all his bedding out behind him. i mean the bedding goes flying around..lol. and then stops when his head is burried. is this normal? sorry for all the questions. we are noobs at this
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Re: i have a question. i think my bird is part Ostrich

Postby pchela » Wed Jun 02, 2010 10:28 pm

African Greys do that and it is perfectly normal but I don't know about IRNs. Are they ground foragers?
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Re: i have a question. i think my bird is part Ostrich

Postby Ark » Wed Jun 02, 2010 11:09 pm

Every Indian Ringneck that I've ever handfed has done the same, I would not worry too much. They'd like to go in the corner of their box and kick away all the bedding to make a cozy little "nook". Makes for some strong leg muscles, lol.

It is only my impression, which may be off, but with the Ringneck digging it seemed more like a hiding mechanism, then the Greys who will also scratch in the corner of cages while on a grate. I have never personally seen that in a Ringneck. I remember reading somewhere that Ringnecks do spend some time foraging on the ground too, so maybe this behavior is a combination of hiding and scratching instinct.
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Re: i have a question. i think my bird is part Ostrich

Postby munchies folks » Thu Jun 03, 2010 8:43 am

ok kool as long as its not just munchie..lol...thanks guys :hatched:
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