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Old 06-30-2016, 07:58 AM
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Default Digging like a dog?

The past few days I have noticed kiwi will jump in the food dish and start digging like a dog. Her tail and booty are usually in the air. Here cere is not brown, I just want to make sure this is not nesting behavior as I have not seen her do this before.

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Fido does that sometimes too, I REALLY hope it is not nesting behavior, if it is, Fido is a freak of nature!
I think they are just "digging" for their favorites, at least, that is my belief, I'm sure someone knowledgeable will set it straight
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Hi Lacey,

Since your Kiwi is already past the baby stage, it really is possible that she may be showing the first signs of brooding behaviour and of wanting to nest.
This is especially the case if she happens to throw away most of the food and proceeds to rest or lay inside the food bowl.

This can be easily fixed by replacing the food bowls by a different type of food container, one that has a top on with a small opening which only allows the head to fit in for feeding purposes.
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Old 06-30-2016, 09:47 AM
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Hi Lacey,

Since your Kiwi is already past the baby stage, it really is possible that she may be showing the first signs of brooding behaviour and of wanting to nest.
This is especially the case if she happens to throw away most of the food and proceeds to rest or lay inside the food bowl.

This can be easily fixed by replacing the food bowls by a different type of food container, one that has a top on with a small opening which only allows the head to fit in for feeding purposes.
She does not toss any of the food out at all, and after a few seconds of digging she hops out. Here is a video I was able to get just now..

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Myo6xdXOHzA

I do have to go get pellets for Simone so I will check out the food dish options
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She is likely not tossing because the food bowl is big enough (in size and depth) for her to easily get inside it as it's proven by the video.

To be on the safe side, I really think it's best to get Kiwi new food containers.
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would something like this be more appropriate?
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I will have to get two so they don't fight over it.. lol
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Yes, indeed they are! I have the same ones in that colour as well as in green.
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3 stores later they did not have that one.. only in medium size.. but I got these! the tube sais fits on any cage.. it was tough but I made it work!

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My girl Betty is also a digger when she's in condition and that's why I nicknamed her Miss Golddigger! What irritated me was she did toss a lot of the seeds out, sometimes over half of what's in the tray...and she won't also let any birds near the feeder when she's at work ! Whenever I come home and find a big scattering of seeds at the bottom of the cage under her tray, we all know she's the culprit.
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The new feeder looks great, Lacey!
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