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Night Thrashing

A night light can help prevent this behavior

This is a common occurrence among cockatiels; however, any sudden movement or noise may throw any bird into a panic in the darkness of night, causing it to fall from its perch, thrash against the side of the cage or injure itself on toys or dishes in the cage. If your bird has experienced night thrashing, keep it calm, and treat it for any injuries. The best defense against night thrashing is a night light installed in the bird room or aviary.


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Great info.
Dee, Sandy Valley, NV
Posted: 2/4/2011 11:50:31 PM
good info
jason, harlingen, TX
Posted: 3/7/2008 8:09:23 AM
Good to know there is an easy fix!
Sunny, Fort Collins, CO
Posted: 2/11/2008 8:34:39 AM
To prevent night thrashing/panic by birds it is advisable to get a night light.
Deborah, Kissimmee, FL
Posted: 12/22/2007 11:54:58 AM
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