Overview and Meaning
Fraying is a nesting behavior that results in the animal splitting large pieces of bedding into small fibers or biting the edges of nesting material off, for use in construction of the nest.
The animal uses sideways movement of the forepaws to draw material through the beak. Gnawing movements of the jaw and jerking movements with the head are also seen.
Nesting behavior occurs in the contexts of, reproduction, and environmental changes.