Our 2 boys rocky and lemmy are lovely and despite the odd squabble are happy together and both very tame. So far so good. But as per the title... Rocky is a teenager and he just grabs his swing or basketball toy and goes to town on his perch! He also has a real fetish for my fingers or big toes if I am wearing nail polish.
Is there a way of gently discouraging this?! He's a gorgeous little budgie but it's a bit awkward when friends come round - and I feel really sorry for lemmy. He doesn't want to watch that!!! Thank you.
Last edited by FaeryBee; 05-23-2015 at 04:24 PM.
Reason: Edited title
To help with the continual urge to "mate", make sure he has access to lots of flight/climbing exercise. Ensure he has two or three swings to encourage him to keep moving and tire himself out. Chew toys like Kabobs and other shredding toys are helpful and you’ll want to be sure to provide plenty of wood to chew--especially when he is in condition.
Reduce the number of hours of light he gets as well as the percent of protein and other foods used to bring birds into condition.
Keep him as active and busy as possible to channel the excess energy.