Last Updated on by Mitch Rezman
I have a parrotlet who will be 10 years old this year. Just recently (past 6 months) she has decided to sit on top of the lampshades in the living room. Is she doing this because she’s not warm enough or is this just something to make me get up and come get her, which I do?
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LOL. Your sweet little birdie may be doing it for both of those reasons.
Enjoying the warmth the lamp provides as well as enjoying your attention when you notice and decide she needs to come off the shade. The chase is a lot of fun.
You may want to add a heater to your bird’s cage in the form of a heated perch or a heated panel she can snuggle up against when she likes.
BIRD WARMERS there are several small cage-warming panels here
If her sitting on the lampshades is a no-no due to her damaging them by chewing, ripping or pooping on them, you definitely, don’t want her there.
You might hang some new odd item on the shade (a clip or a red ornament or something she does not know) so when she flies over she is surprised by it and thus does not land on it. You may need to keep changing items so they stay new and scary. Over time she may choose another place to sit.
So you also need to consider a new place for her to sit up high so it pleases her like the lampshade.
Add a swing or a rope bungie on a hook. if she has her own place to sit then she won’t need your lampshades.