On 3/06/09, the correct answer wrote:
> On 3/05/09, parront wrote:
>> On 3/05/09, Wow! wrote:
>>> On 3/05/09, Deanna Sevrey wrote:
>>>> I have a question about my new Grey, he's 10 weeks old
>>>> now, and I want to know what he(or she, cuz I don't kno)
>>>> is doing.... At times, Clyde will kind of hold onto the
>>>> cage with his beak and do a scraping thing on the
>>>> newspaper with his foot, I could equate this to like a cat
>>>> when they are trying to cover up when using a litterbox,
>>>> can anyone tell me what he is doing? thank you Deanna
>>> I didn't realize a Grey was weaned by 10 weeks.
>> I hope he is 10 months old, this is what we call chicken
>> scratching, its natural they all do it, its instinct to
>> foraging for food. Maybe some reading about greys would be a
>> good thing so you can prepare yourself for Grey behavior.
> ACTUALLY, I'm sure that grey must be only 10 weeks old. Greys
> over about 4-5 months old usually don't do what you described.
> You can call it chicken scratching but it is NOT foraging for
> food. "Parront" is wrong. The accurate answer is that, in the
> wild this baby would still be with the parent birds in the nest.
> And, after 10 weeks or so of pooping and eating in the nest,
> that nest is pretty dam dirty. Your baby can't help himself, he
> is doing what he would do in the wild. And that is cleaning out
> the nest. Hes probably has his head down, in a corner, hanging
> on the bottom grate, and kicking back and away wildly. Appears
> odd but thats what hes doing and why. He will stop it in a few
> weeks. Good luck.
My Grey is 2 years old and he still does it every now and then.