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Old 10-01-2009, 08:16 PM
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Default Chewing the paint off the walls...

I have to watch Holly like a hawk... when she is let out of her cage I have to pull the table out away from the wall, cover the windows so she can't get on the sill, and keep her off of furniture next to the walls....

She chews the painted drywall like its cuttle bone or something! She has a mineral block and cuttle bone in her cage.... and she's on a great diet. I don't think she does it for minerals.
She also has TONS of toys, every type.... if she wants to chew she has lots of options in her cage. I can't see anything "special" about the areas she chews either & she chews everywhere.

WHY is she so insistent on eating the paint/drywall!

How can I discourage this behavior??
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Tilly used to be exactly the same so I can't let her in high places like on top of my wardrobe, TV etc otherwise she chews any paint close by.
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Lofty's the same on the corners of the room. We've been puting repair tape over it - like sellotape, but wider and thicker - which stops her. I think she just enjoys peeling back the wall paper, pest that she is, lol.

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