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Sun conure chewing

Ljean

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My 7 month sun conure Mango won't stop eating his wooden perches! He is swallowing the pieces and the perch literally looks like it is going to snap. I removed them from the cage and now he is just sitting dejectedly on a rope perch and not doing much. How do I get him to stop chewing and is eating the perch dangerous? Do I need to take him to the vet? 1501342835237-1335484277.jpg 1501342835237-1335484277.jpg 1501342835237-1335484277.jpg
 

Mizzely

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Is he actually ingesting it? Birds are supposed to chew. What kinds of toys do you have for him? But he needs more than dowel perches, they can cause foot problems.
 

Lesley Yeung

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Bird lays waste to dowels. I still use them as structure for his perch. I also pick up branches when i go for walks. Some branches/deadwood/sticks are a total bust. Others are a big hit. I put them in the oven first, on high heat for at least 20 minutes. Not just for Bird's sake, but also my own. (I don't much care for creepy crawlies).

The real wood is much more durable. Also, it is free. And with a little creativity, a few zap staps, ropes, or some washers, screws and nuts, you can do a lot.

If you are sure Mango is swallowing the bits, use a really hard wood, or beachwood. I am not a vet or an expert. But I do know Bird can't even make a dent in some of the wood on his perch. Bird really like making a mess of softer wood also. But he doean't eat it. He just strips it until there is nothing left.
 
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Birds shred wood. Usually dropping the splinters on the floor of the cage.
 
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