I have a young hen named Calypso. She is about 3.5 months old. For the past couple days, she has been spending a lot of time underneath her water dish (it is hanging from from the side of the cage). I noticed today that she had been pulling up pieces of the newspaper that is underneath the grate in her cage. Is she trying to build a nest? And why is she doing this?
Calypso- 2 years 1 month old, birthday: November 22nd, 2014, Home-coming: March 7th, 2015
Leo- 2 years old, birthday: December 20th, 2014 Home-coming: March 16th, 2015
I Would think that is a little young yet to be building a nest. She may still be a little nervous in her environment and under the water dish may feel more enclosed and safe for her so she likes spending time here. Is your cage quite exposed?
My budgie loves shredded paper, pulling it out from gaps is a super fun game! Usually then chucking it on the floor is hilarious fun! Any chance she is just playing with and chewing the paper for fun?