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Message #7609. This is a followup to #7608.

Name:julie
Date:Tuesday April 17, 2012 4:15:52 pm MDT
Subject:Re: THIS IS FOR BRUCE
Message:Bruce Byfield wrote:
> julie wrote:
>
> > Bruce, thanks for the answers. Panama wasn't really eating. Now its
> > like he/she is acting normal again. It was really weird. Still
> tearing
> > up the newspaper in his/her cage. I can't feel a bulge or anything.
> My
> > hours did change some at work, but that is normal. That was the
> only
> > change.
> > I was thinking he/she was just being moody. I have been some boxes
> in
> > there for him/her to tear up. Do you think that could have
> triggered
> > the want to nest?
>
> My nandays sometimes fix on something familiar and take a strong and
> sudden dislike to it. It could be an object nearby or a change in
> routine, and often happens when they are hormonal. So, just possibly,
> your change in hours might have been enough to set off a reaction.
>
> Or it could have been a minor illness, or nothing at all. Birds are
> complex creatures, which is why noticing when they are sick isn't
> always easy.
>
> I doubt the boxes could have triggered the need to nest. Normally, a
> combination of the right diet and longer hours of daylight and more
> warmth seem to be what trigger nesting.
>
> But it's good that you notice the changes in behavior and worry about
> them. Your concern will help Panama live as long and as healthy a life
> as possible.

Thanks for all of your help. I really appreciate you taking the time. I love that crazy little bird. Panama is the light of my life and was the best Mother's Day gift. I just wasn't sure what was going on and you are the best person to ask questions.
Julie

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