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Old 07-01-2017, 04:07 PM   #1
Goldenstar
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Default Climbing and biting

So, Chi has started to climbing about in her cage and I heard that this was a bad sign? Is this true? What does it mean? Also, she's suddenly gotten into the habit of biting the bars, what does this mean?

UPDATE: I've just placed a carrot in her cage to see if that prevents her from biting. I'm assuming biting is from boredom or distress (knowing Chi these are the mostly likely) so the carrot i hope will help ;~;

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Old 07-01-2017, 10:40 PM   #2
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Default Re: Climbing and biting

Climbing the cage is normal, if they can they will so make sure she can't fall & hurt herself.
If she's bar chewing as well then she could be bored, offer as much enrichment as possible, scatter feed or hide her food so she has to forage for it & give her plenty of chews like whimzees, maybe a dog biscuit now & then & if she likes to chew cardboard tubes & boxes might help keep her busy.
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Old 07-02-2017, 02:03 AM   #3
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Climbing the cage is normal, if they can they will so make sure she can't fall & hurt herself.
If she's bar chewing as well then she could be bored, offer as much enrichment as possible, scatter feed or hide her food so she has to forage for it & give her plenty of chews like whimzees, maybe a dog biscuit now & then & if she likes to chew cardboard tubes & boxes might help keep her busy.
I placed a carrot in the cage for her to chew and it stopped her from biting the bars. I also placed a toilet roll tube in her cage and she's basically fallen in love with it Thank you for your help!
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