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Old 01-29-2016, 01:53 PM
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Excessive licking and chewing of metal can indicate a vitamin deficiency and, if the metal is not budgie-safe can also lead to Heavy Metal Poisoning.

I wouldn't say it's excessive as he enjoys chewing in general ie his toys are wood and his swing perch is wood, half chewed, it's the hanger that is metal. They are budgie toys so should be OK. His chain playing isn't chewing it's more like pulling on them and letting go making them jingle when he's having an energy burst.

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Excessive licking and chewing of metal can indicate a vitamin deficiency and, if the metal is not budgie-safe can also lead to Heavy Metal Poisoning.

I wouldn't say it's excessive as he enjoys chewing in general ie his toys are wood and his swing perch is wood, half chewed, it's the hanger that is metal. They are budgie toys so should be OK. His chain playing isn't chewing it's more like pulling on them and letting go making them jingle when he's having an energy burst.
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I'm very glad to hear he isn't licking and chewing the metal excessively!
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Update: Fred is still chewing everything in sight and now she's just being nasty to Ginny and Charlie. When she so much as sits on the perch with them they take off. She's even decided that it's acceptable to bite me. Since she's being so rotten, I think that separating her until she's out of condition is going to be best for everyone involved.

I'm so confused because she's displaying all the signs of being in condition except her cere isn't brown. Maybe it's just starting? I have no idea.

When I do take her out I'm going to keep her in my bedroom, the three other birds in the family room which faces the back windows, and the new birds in the dining room which faces the front windows. Is that necessary or is that just being mean to my grouchy Fred? It feels like I'm sending her to a time out or to bird jail.

How long do I keep her in solitary confinement??
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