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#16597 - 09/07/05 03:54 PM U2 chewing night-time covering?  
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Louie chews up the cover I use to cover him at night. Or should I say covers, plural. We have been through 3 already. Huge holes. I am not sure he was covered at night before I got him. He will chew holes in places he wants to see out of. I am wondering what you use to cover your birds and if anyone else has this problem. I used a nice cover the first time, but the last couple of times I have used old darker colored/print sheets. Thanks!

#16598 - 09/07/05 04:07 PM Re: U2 chewing night-time covering?  
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I had wondered how you guys were covering your birds without them chewing it up. My M2 tears up everything close to his cage. I have only tried to cover him once and he totally freaked out so I have not done it since. Now he sleeps on a T-stand in my bedroom otherwise my hubby would keep him up too late watching tv.
Good luck!!

#16599 - 09/07/05 04:22 PM Re: U2 chewing night-time covering?  
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First I thought he might not like to be covered, but he never gets upset, and when I ask him if he's ready to go nite-nite, he always goes right in the cage. Never screams or gets angry about being covered. Then I thought maybe it's normal and other folks birds might do that also. My uncle has a Moluccan that does not bother her cover. He has plenty of toys that I rotate frequently, every 4-5 days, so he won't return to plucking. Guess he just prefers the covers at night.......haha. I find the wads of chewed cover all over in the am.

#16600 - 09/07/05 04:29 PM Re: U2 chewing night-time covering?  
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Chuckie , my G2 also chews holes to look out of . I live in the fog , and it gets cold at night ! With only a wood stove for heat I just keep covering him anyway . I gave him a piece of the first sheet I used , and now he cuddles with that at night ... sometimes I wake up and the whole cage is uncovered w blanket on the ground ! I sat up and waited to see how he did this , was very ingenius the way he figured out how to pull from the top and slide down the bars until he is uncovered .
I use any old sheet I can get my hands on ... have already gone thru all the "old" stuff in my home , my mother's and my grandma's closets . Now I'm going to Goodwill and garage sales for safe sheets . I can only use very good woven sheets because I'm afraid he will tangle himself in anything loosely knitted .
At least he knows when its bedtime...he sees the sheet now and he yells goodnight (in Too talk) we play for awhile , and off he goes w/o a fight into his cage for the night .
Cage covering for Chuckie and I is like bed time stories w my 7 yr old ... time well spent !!!

#16601 - 09/07/05 04:39 PM Re: U2 chewing night-time covering?  
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He will chew holes in places he wants to see out of.
Seeing a little eyeball looking out from behind a little hole just cracks me up!! <img border="0" alt="[laughing]" title="" src="graemlins/laugh[1].gif" />

Going to garage sales and thrift stores is an excellent idea for finding sheets.

I wonder if a panters canvas floor sheet would be harder for the toos to make little peep holes? smile

#16602 - 09/07/05 04:57 PM Re: U2 chewing night-time covering?  
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My U2 does the same thing. Sooooooo......I started using multiple sheets (all of which he has chewed at some point) and cover him that way. He seems to chew the one closest to him the most and that kinda leaves hime covered at night. Garage sales are great for birdy toys and covers, not too mention you can find some great cages at times.

#16603 - 09/07/05 05:52 PM Re: U2 chewing night-time covering?  
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If I could have a dollar for every sheet I have gone through in the past 20 some years I could probably take a nice mini vacation laugh . I always buy my shets at the good will thrift stores yard sales etc. Because eventually I see an eye and soon I start seeing the bird and it's time to toss another one out.

Johnnie

#16604 - 09/07/05 06:02 PM Re: U2 chewing night-time covering?  
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#16605 - 09/07/05 06:05 PM Re: U2 chewing night-time covering?  
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All mine chew their covers, I also get them from charity shops. My curtains are large candlewick bedspreads from charity shops as well as we get through 2 or 3 of those a year. Its like having giant moths! <img border="0" alt="[laughing]" title="" src="graemlins/laugh[1].gif" />

#16606 - 09/07/05 06:19 PM Re: U2 chewing night-time covering?  
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julz LOL how cute is that ?

Im surprised you guys cover your bird's at night, any particular reason? I put my baby in his cage in my bedroom at 8:30pm sharp. Turn out the light's turn on the fan and air filter to drown out the noise from the tv, computer. And he goes right to sleep untill i come in later like around 10ish.

#16607 - 09/07/05 06:36 PM Re: U2 chewing night-time covering?  
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I cover all of mine. 5 of 7 are rescues that were covered in previous homes so its something I have carried on. My U2 Jack screams if hes not covered and even when hes covered in a dark room... black curtains...he still talks and plays until 12 or 1 in the morning and then we hear him start playing at about 4.30 am he has always been hyper eek

#16608 - 09/07/05 06:44 PM Re: U2 chewing night-time covering?  
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Julz- that pic is great. LOL

#16609 - 09/07/05 09:39 PM Re: U2 chewing night-time covering?  
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Cheap sheets! My conures,especially love to chew holes to peek through.

#16610 - 09/07/05 09:52 PM Re: U2 chewing night-time covering?  
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You know... I wondered, Kenny and Warren (CAG and WC Pionus) have never chewed their cover, but my friends 9 year old U2 does, just makes holes big enough to peek through, always in the same spot... LOL the U2s sound very good at it!!!

#16611 - 09/07/05 10:09 PM Re: U2 chewing night-time covering?  
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Nikki also will scream if he doesn’t get covered at night when I was using sheets he would uncover himself and then scream until I went back in to cover him this how I fixed him on the covers

http://pg.photos.yahoo.com/ph/momeagle1/detail?.dir=67bc&.dnm=f9a7.jpg&.src=ph

http://pg.photos.yahoo.com/ph/momeagle1/detail?.dir=67bc&.dnm=a26f.jpg&.src=ph

Hope this works :rolleyes:

ok maybe it will work now sorry

#16612 - 09/07/05 10:32 PM Re: U2 chewing night-time covering?  
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Nicki, I couldn't see it...

#16613 - 09/08/05 01:39 AM Re: U2 chewing night-time covering?  
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Julz thats too funny ! And yep , thats what I wake up to - just a smaller version !

#16614 - 09/08/05 01:54 AM Re: U2 chewing night-time covering?  
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I think they all chew holes in the night time covers. I used to cover everyone, but as the flock grew, it got more and more difficult to cover them. Then they (thankfully) decided they didn't want to be covered any more and started pulling their covers off.

When I did cover, I always went to the salvation army store and bought all the sheets I could get my hands on.

#16615 - 09/08/05 04:07 PM Re: U2 chewing night-time covering?  
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I think I fixed the pictures

#16616 - 09/09/05 10:19 PM Re: U2 chewing night-time covering?  
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When I first got Mai Tai, I covered him with my big thick purple leopard comforter because he's a baldy and I thought he'd get cold. He chewed holes in it(I was very sad because I loved this comforter) but it took a while since the blanket was so thick. Once he chewed a big enough hole, I gave him my Nightmare Before Christmas comforter(another one I loved) and he chewed a hole in that.

The whole time I was covering him when he wasn't chewing it, he'd pull the cover off to see what was going on so after two of my favorite comforters were gone, I stopped covering him and he does fine. I live in So. Cal. though so it doesn't get very cold here and I figure as long as I can sit comfortably in shorts and a tank top without a blanket or anything, he'll be comfortable without a cover.

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