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Shredding of newspaper is actually very normal behaviour for any parrot. Budgies need to shred things in order to be happy. You can even buy your budgie shredding toys. Actually eating the paper would not be good. However, newspaper ink is non toxic and budgies don't usually eat the paper; they only shred it to little pieces. If you're in doubt or if you want to have this confirmed, you can always contact your local newspaper agency.
Paper shredding can be seen as nesting behaviour and would indicate that your budgie is no longer a baby. Budgies are considered adults by the age of 9 months. The behaviour of shredding paper means that your budgie is sexually mature or close to adult age.
Why am I writing about this? Our budgies, Frodo and Isla (both young adults), are often sitting on top of the book case. It's one of their favourite hangout spots in the house ... which means they poop a lot there, too. So we decided to put newspaper on top of the book case. They were curious about the paper at first, then Isla started nibbling the paper, which was the start of some crazy kind of shredding marathon. We found at least one thousand pieces of shredded paper on the floor!!!