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Birds pecking at cage.

Discussion in 'Quail' started by Mibotsu, Jul 25, 2011.

  1. Mibotsu

    Mibotsu Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 23, 2011
    Balbriggan, Ireland
    yea, my birds peck at the metal on the cage a good bit, not sure why. I have heard of this cuddlefish bone, you think that might be able to deter them from pecking on the metal, and peck on that instead?
     
  2. saddina

    saddina Internally Deranged

    May 2, 2009
    Desert, CA
    Cuttle bone is a source of calicium, you get it in pet stores. Now my quail love it (I buy in 12 packs cheap from ebay), you can try it. But birds, like toddlers just put things in thier mouths.
     
  3. gamebirdboy

    gamebirdboy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think they're just bored. Mine peck stuff just because they are curoius.
     
  4. JJMR794

    JJMR794 Overrun With Chickens

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    THEY PECK AT THE WIRE BECAUSE THERE'S NO WINDOWS FOR THEM TO LICK [​IMG]
     
  5. joe125

    joe125 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 20, 2010
    Yup!
     
  6. Mibotsu

    Mibotsu Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 23, 2011
    Balbriggan, Ireland
    Quote:might you be able to mail/pm me the sellers name?
     
  7. Fat Daddy

    Fat Daddy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:[​IMG] Just like the short bus crowd.... [​IMG] They are dumb little spuds aint they !!!
     
  8. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend... Staff Member

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    You need to give them something to do. Sounds like boredom. Cut a branch from a tree with the leaves on it to peck at. Or a small box of hay or grass. Throw some food in the box with the hay so they can scratch around. [​IMG]
     
  9. Mibotsu

    Mibotsu Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 23, 2011
    Balbriggan, Ireland
    They have a samdbox as well as a roost type thing inside the closed area, i went ahead and bought some cuttlefish bone that i will put on the inside so the can hopefully peckat that
     
  10. gamebirdboy

    gamebirdboy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's an ugly fish...
    [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Jul 25, 2011

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