Active, playful, curious parakeets love to chew. They'll chew anything they can get their beaks on -- cage bars, swings and perches, ladders, cardboard and paper -- including the paper that lines their cages. You can either roll with it or give him alternatives to chew on. Satisfies Curiosity Parakeets are curious little birds. They explore their environments inside and outside their cages, and one way they do that is by chewing.
What should you put on the bottom of a bird cage?
Sick Parakeet Sitting on Bottom of Cage
Your pet parakeet is an important member of your family. If your little bird remains healthy, he can survive 5 to 10 years, sometimes up to Parakeets come from tropical regions worldwide and need to be housed in warm temperatures. It is easier for a parakeet to succumb to sickness and disease at cooler temperatures. Since parakeets are lively interactive pets, any behavior changes you observe may be indicative of sickness and you should take your parakeet to see a veterinarian. Reduced Activity Parakeets have active personalities. They are smart and need to be stimulated with activity to maintain good health.
What Causes My Parakeet Bird to Go to the Bottom of the Cage & Chew the Paper?
Bells Toys made of ropes Add a few so that your birds do not get bored toys in a cage of this size is plenty to keep a little bird entertained. Avoid cluttering the bird cage with toys as your parakeet or cockatiel will not have space to stretch or move around. Position toys so that the bird can reach them either from a perch, the bottom of the cage or while hanging on the side of the cage. Place mirrors at an appropriate height relative to the bird. If you are placing mirrors in a cage that only has one bird do not place more than one.
Are you sure you want to delete this answer? Yes Sorry, something has gone wrong. Sounds like he is very sick,I have had birds for 12 years and anytime one was on the bottom they where sick. I took one of my birds to the vet hard to find a vet to look at birds where I live it was very costly but they saved her she was egg bound ,he gave her a shot and me some liquid Antibiotics,she was better in one day. Birds have established protective mechanisms to hide or mask symptoms of disease until they are very ill.