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Old 10-25-2017, 10:58 PM
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Hey! I have got some new budgies two weeks ago, and I read online that you should drape a towel or cloth around their cage so they feel more protected. They are feeling comfortable around me, I think. They are moving around, eating around me, they preen and chirp when I talk to them, they play with their toys around me etc. But Iím worried because my birds keep biting the towel I draped over their cage. Iím not sure if they are biting it because they think if itís a chew toy or food. If this safe?? Thanks ❤️


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By the way, they have a toy to chew on in their cage.


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They are likely biting on it for fun, but no, it's not really safe, particularly if it is a turkish towel. They cannot digest the fibers, so there is a danger of crop impaction. If it a turkish towel, they could also get their claws caught in it. I use sheets to cover cages for that reason, but I've never had a problem with anybirdy trying to eat them. I would definitely switch to something smooth. If they still want to gnaw on it... uhm, I'll let somebody else weigh in on what to do then.
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They are likely biting on it for fun, but no, it's not really safe, particularly if it is a turkish towel. They cannot digest the fibers, so there is a danger of crop impaction. If it a turkish towel, they could also get their claws caught in it. I use sheets to cover cages for that reason, but I've never had a problem with anybirdy trying to eat them. I would definitely switch to something smooth. If they still want to gnaw on it... uhm, I'll let somebody else weigh in on what to do then.


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I had to switch my cover because mine were doing the same thing. Particularly Gypsy. He's the puppy that chews everything in sight. lol. I usually let him rip of pieces of paper or ropes when I'm home.

For a cheap cover why not try an over-sized table cloth? That is what I switched to and they can't (or don't want to) pick at it.
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I use a sheet from my dorm room- I don't sleep on a twin anymore but it works pretty well as a cage cover!
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I had to switch my cover because mine were doing the same thing. Particularly Gypsy. He's the puppy that chews everything in sight. lol. I usually let him rip of pieces of paper or ropes when I'm home.

For a cheap cover why not try an over-sized table cloth? That is what I switched to and they can't (or don't want to) pick at it.
Please ensure your budgies are not ingesting fibers from the ropes...

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I had to switch my cover because mine were doing the same thing. Particularly Gypsy. He's the puppy that chews everything in sight. lol. I usually let him rip of pieces of paper or ropes when I'm home.

For a cheap cover why not try an over-sized table cloth? That is what I switched to and they can't (or don't want to) pick at it.


Thank you


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I use a sheet from my dorm room- I don't sleep on a twin anymore but it works pretty well as a cage cover!


Thanks!


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