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Old 02-18-2016, 04:06 PM
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Re: Amazon body language

Hey Wendy,

Just noticed you posted the video. Other than tonal differences (Monty's noise is less raspy), that's pretty much what he's doing. I'm assuming happy here.

Kristin, Monty also picks up a leg and poofs up when he's relaxed. It seems to be a 'zon equivalent of a "Do not disturb" sign.
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Old 02-18-2016, 07:36 PM
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...Kristin, Monty also picks up a leg and poofs up when he's relaxed. It seems to be a 'zon equivalent of a "Do not disturb" sign.
It's what parrots do when they're in chill mode. You might hear beak grinding while they're in this position as well. It's a good thing. A bird only does this when relaxed.
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Old 02-19-2016, 10:14 AM
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Re: Amazon body language

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hey wendy,

just noticed you posted the video. Other than tonal differences (monty's noise is less raspy), that's pretty much what he's doing. I'm assuming happy here.

Kristin, monty also picks up a leg and poofs up when he's relaxed. It seems to be a 'zon equivalent of a "do not disturb" sign.
i love that analogy! "do not disturb sign." That is EXACTLY what that means.



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Old 06-07-2016, 01:36 AM
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Re: Amazon body language

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When Monty does this, are his movements almost in slow-mo? My Sam does it more so than my Hunter (female). I actually have to REALLY watch him when he does it in slow-mo (same GRRR sound you describe), because he may either be over-excited or he's about to get REALLY happy.

Here's Sam bathing, making the sound. and doing the wing thing...is this it?

Sam bathing - YouTube
Dang Wendy..says your video is not available


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Old 06-07-2016, 01:40 AM
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Re: Amazon body language

Amy poofs up too...the feathers around her legs get all poofy...My mom used to say her "pontoons" are out..don't ask my why lol and yes she stands on one leg at times too. And the flaapy/happy thing at bath time


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Re: Amazon body language

What's a head bob mean? This morning Maverick (new BFA, came home to us yesterday) was doing a slow rhythmic head bob thing. Didn't seem to be distressed, just did it for a while and I still have NO IDEA what anything he does means haha although I've learned that standing on my hand leaning forward my shirt means "I'm preparing to launch myself like Spiderman into your hair and create a giant knot with my adorable tiny feet"
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Old 08-12-2016, 04:44 PM
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What's a head bob mean? This morning Maverick (new BFA, came home to us yesterday) was doing a slow rhythmic head bob thing. Didn't seem to be distressed, just did it for a while and I still have NO IDEA what anything he does means haha although I've learned that standing on my hand leaning forward my shirt means "I'm preparing to launch myself like Spiderman into your hair and create a giant knot with my adorable tiny feet"
Congratulations on the new addition to your household!

A head Bob could be him working to regurgitate food from his crop (if he was feeling particularly close to you or someone/thing nearby). Or it could be him working something uncomfortable out of his crop... though that's unlikely since he didn't seem distressed. It could even be him bobbing his head to music! (Maya does that all the time! Lol!)

Can you get a video of him in action?

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Old 08-12-2016, 04:57 PM
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Re: Amazon body language

I'll try to get a video next time. It didn't seem to be in correlation with any food, and it was just when he was sitting on the floor with me slow-bobbing away! I'll keep my phone handy next time I see it.
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Re: Amazon body language

Love this user manual! Oliver the BF used to do something slightly different. He had a cage with a large wood, rimmed platform on top. Every now and then he went into wiggy mode. Feathers slicked tight. Head bent forward and turned sideways. Shoulders raised, but wing tips crossed tight behind his back making a perfect heart shape. Then he goes in circles sound the top of his cage. I interpreted this as "Be afraid. Be very afraid."

A similar behavior was to bend his head down, apply the top of the beak to the wood tray, and drag the beak around the edge of the tray making a scraping noise. I translated this as "MY. SPACE. If you attempt to interfere you are clearly insane and need bitin'." I haven't seen these behaviors described anywhere - has anyone else seen their Amazon do this?


On a nice note, he knew how to drive. Lift foot, ask for pickup, lift foot and point palm in the desired direction. Put foot down as human totes you in that direction. Stop and look out window, behind door, etc. as desired. When ready to move on, lift foot again to indicate direction. When approaching a final destination such as favorite perch, lean forward, quiver wings, rapidly lift foot, point, put foot back down. Repeat all these actions as rapidly as possible. When close enough, leap onto perch, turn, and growl at human. Rest assured that human enjoys playing parrot taxi and will come running when it's time to move on.

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