African Grey emptying food dish...can you help?

September 30, 2007 9:03am CST
My African Grey is two years old and only in the last week or so he has been deliberetely emptying his food dish onto the bottom of his cage. We haven't changed his food at all and don't know why he's suddenly started to do this. It's not just messy eating and dropping stuff, he just tosses all the food out. Has anyone come across this before and have suggestions on how to help....be very grateful!
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@aconites (769)
• United States
20 Feb 08
my african gray .. she's year and a half.. she do that also .. but thats really a problem cause sometimes i'm out of the house all day .. that mean she's gona stay hungry for the whole day .. any way i changed her food for a wile .. i had these seed sticks you put on the side of the cage.. it was helpfull and i increased her fruit and vegtibals since if she drupted to the bottom of the cage .. when she get hungry she can go down and eat it .. and after that i went back to the seeds in her dish .. she stoped drupping the food all what she needed is a little change in her diet .. i hope this informations were helpful .
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@eden32 (3976)
• United States
18 Mar 08
I'd guess it's a boredom thing.Is he dumping the food or throwing the dish
@eden32 (3976)
• United States
18 Mar 08
oops- I started to respond, hit save by accident and thought I had canceled it by hitting the back button- guess it saved anyway. Didn't mean to respond twice.
@zubairsk (341)
• India
18 Nov 09
I like African Greys very much,they are very cute to see.I have two african greys and it is four years old and i love it very much.Every day i take care about them and about their food and diet.Whenever i went outside i will keep them in a safe place.African Grey eat foods with very nice and it have emptying food dish.African Grey look cute,funny and pretty looking.
@eden32 (3976)
• United States
18 Mar 08
Is he knocking the food out or tossing the dish? Either way, I'd guess it's a boredom issue not a food issue. If it's the dish that is getting knocked down, you can try a dish that locks in place. But I'd also suggest updating or changing around his toys to give him more stimulation.