It sounds like Coco is pretty normal, thank goodness. I have another question, if you don't mind. This question is going to be a bit disjointed, but will make sense in the end. Bear with me
I have five parrots who, along with Coco, have full run of the house during the day. We bird proofed our house long ago so it's very safe in here. And Coco does not have an interest in cords. And I'm here all day to supervise.
At night everyone goes in a covered cage. I've done this with my birds for years, so they can sleep well and not have to be 'on guard' at night. We leave Coco's cage a tiny bit uncovered because I'm not sure if he was used to such darkness before we got him, and I didn't want him to be scared at night. Coco sleeps downstairs next to my roommate and he has reported that Coco chews on the bars of his cage at night, every night. And he is often up chewing, scratching, etc. at all times of the night.
My question is this: given the safeness of my house, would it be OK to let Coco have full run of the house at night? I'd hate for him to feel 'stuck' or 'caged.' And do you think he would prefer or benefit from the sense of security that a covered cage would afford? Or, does he even care about that? I know rabbits are burrowing animals and thought he might like that cave feeling of a covered cage.
I worry about this every night so any advice would be most welcomed. Thank you!