I recently noticed that my budgies clean their own perches and toys. The first time I noticed, I was concerned they were just chewing on their own droppings. Then I realized, they are actually removing those droppings, & dropping them down to the floor, hence cleaning their own home!
Now, is this normal budgie behavior?
Or, do my baby budgies really have such brilliantly smart little pea-brains as to attempt to trick me into not disrupting their comfortable little lives by taking cage apart to clean it all?
((Insert big-eyed budgie grin here.))
(Btw, yes, I do clean it all anyway. Visible residue still remains in some spots and, obviously, they can't remove germs with their little beaks. ---Oh, and another smilie would go here.---)