Last year I saw a cockatoo attacking (well maybe chewing on, lets not exaggerate) the closed buds on my Bird of Paradise and when it finally bloomed it was quite disfigured....which meant a very unflattering hairdo This year I tried to preempt this by turning the pot away from the railing (where the blighter sits to attack, well chew!) I also placed some grids around them to protect them. (Can't stop the bold print now) but 2 buds are marked whilst the one in the other pot next to it is fine. I didn't see an attack or snack so I don't know if I can hold the cockies responsible or if it is a problem with potted Birds of Paradise. Has anybone seen this before? I'd appreciate your help.