Manzi exhibits nesting behavior, but it is nothing compared with what Maui does. Manzi sometimes digs around for an hour or so at the most and that is infrequently. Maui digs around for hours and hours all day long. She has decided that the bottom shelf of one of my kitchen cabinets is the perfect location. On one hand, she is way more active than she ever was before and I encouraged her behavior. Now, she is doing this all day long as soon as she is let out of her cage. I am afraid she will lay an egg soon (as I have heard of other's having had this problem). I don't know if they all lay eggs when doing nesting behavior or if her nesting behavior it is completely harmless and a good use of her time. It is only 11am and Maui has already spent 3 hours digging around in there. If I reach in to pull her out, she will puff at me, but not even give warning bites. Instead she gets all flimsy and won't perch on my hand, or she'll try hopping over my hand to stay inside. I end up having to scoop her up by her body.
I feel that I have a whole plethora of new questions now that I am watching this Grey. She is so different from Manzi.
I think she has decided that the shelf is a suitable nesting site, especially as she is defending it and not wanting to come out. Can you block it off in some way? She might start laying eggs otherwise.
Walt - yes, both males and females do that same mating behaviour as in the video.
Somewhere in another universe, dear brother, you got saved.
hah, adele.... i can see the headlines ...."woman interrogated because she wouldn't give back the house-guest cag!" i have a terrible suspicion that if i was to look after a non-maniac grey, i too woudl struggle to give it back!
Lucky - CAG
Qogi - X-Breed woof
Miss Gracie - Yorkie queen, highness & imperial mistress of all she surveys
Claw Cat - birman - SERIOUSLY owns the universe
Mumsy - the most polite cat ever