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    Is it ok for cockatiel to eat paper??

    Hi, I was wondering if it's OK for my cockatiel to eat the paper on the bottom of his cage? Because now and then he would climb down and start ripping at the paper.
    Could this be a sign of boredom? What kind of safe things can I put into his cage to keep him from being bored?

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    Re: Is it ok for cockatiel to eat paper??

    Ripping the paper on the bottom of the cage should be discouraged because it will also eat poop, old food etc. I doubt your bird is actually eating it though.

    If you buy a metal ring and a piece of chain (both bird safe metals!) then roll up a piece of paper and put it in the metal ring it will hold it rolled up. My birds all enjoy chewing and ripping the paper.

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    Re: Is it ok for cockatiel to eat paper??

    Good idea from Ratty. I too agree, they do not eat to digest the paper. My tiels love to shred it as well. I do not let them eat any paper with ink or newspaper.

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    Re: Is it ok for cockatiel to eat paper??

    Mine likes to eat the paper off my bottled water...and anything else on my computer desk that he can tear up. Funny thing though is he won't touch any of the treats in his cage but the millet...stubborn thing =

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