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Old 01-28-2019, 11:52 AM
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Re: Body Language HELP

Thanks Sailboat.

I have been referencing the body language thread... lack of experience isn't helping me. I'm glad others are here for the advice non the less!

I also agree about the dogs when I heard that I was surprised. He is VERY interested in our dogs though. Tells them to come here and whistles for them. As loving as my dogs are though...I don't think I trust them to be out when he is...Better safe then sorry. Luckily our house is big enough to have them in the basement for a movie while he comes out for a stretch.
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Old 01-28-2019, 11:59 AM
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Re: Body Language HELP

Sam used to feed the dog. He realized that the dog liked his food, so whenever the dog came near the cage, he would put his beak in the food cup and throw all the food out for the dog. Really comical. Dog loved it.
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Old 02-10-2019, 01:49 PM
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Re: Body Language HELP

I would need to see a video to be sure but it sounds like you are describing something a hen amazon would do. It I'm correct , that's a bonding type behavior. In truth , shes displaying a submissive behavior.
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Old 02-10-2019, 02:15 PM
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Re: Body Language HELP

I will try and get a video. It’s still happening but not as often. We are told George is a boy however, we don’t have dna paperwork to prove it.
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Old 02-10-2019, 03:26 PM
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Re: Body Language HELP

Lol. I have lots of Hens with boy names.
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Old 02-10-2019, 07:58 PM
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Re: Body Language HELP

And just as likely a few guys with girl names!
Happy that you stopped by!
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Old 02-10-2019, 08:34 PM
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Re: Body Language HELP

Sailboat and others perhaps you’ll have input on this...George has recently opened up to myself( who he ignored completely prior ) and continues to open up to my husband. The past two days George has taken a liking to flying to my shoulder. When he does this he sits nicely, makes sweet little noises, and has started to preen my hair. Occasionally though when he lands he hisses in my ear. Is this typical behavior? Or am I perhaps releasing emotions that are messing with him? When he does hiss I stop and just turn my head away but continue talking nicely to him. It usually last seconds and then he’s back to being curious.
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Old 02-11-2019, 06:03 AM
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Re: Body Language HELP

Our twenty-one year old DYH Amazon has been with us for 5 full years and his best buddy is my dear wife. However, he will step-up to me all the time. Near every time, he will lung at my hand, become up-right and lift his foot to the ready position. Its his game regarding step-up.

Over the years, I have found that our Amazons all have their own Body Language Things that they have linked, created or added to their choir of Body Language communication tools. My position is that it takes three (3) different communication statements to confirm as specific overall statement. Example: Normal eyes, slumped body position with folded wings slightly extended and quivering is, I want to be with you, pick-me-up, etc... Whereas, Pinning orange eyes, as a start-point assures you had better pay attention to whatever the additional body language statements.

I'm not going to recommend that you not let him on your shoulder. Only provide a warning that with an Parrot on your shoulder, you are greatly limited on seeing the body language that he is using. Here, a hiss with normal eyes and general body position may just be a hiss. That same hiss with pinned and orange eyes means you need to be fully aware of what he is up too.

The reality is; Amazons are complex individuals that are smart and quick of mind. The more you are aware of and link they body language the more in tune you will be with your Amazon AND what is happening around you.

Your doing great and George is continuing to open-up! That is a very good thing!
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Old 02-11-2019, 07:11 AM
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Re: Body Language HELP

I cant help but echo the advice about allowing him on your shoulder. My longtime pet hen is content to be on my arm. I think she thinks shes closer to the action then.
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Old 02-11-2019, 07:13 AM
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Re: Body Language HELP

IMO I think you need to start setting some boundaries with him. Carefully pick your battles and be consistent. Amazons are very happy with a good leader.
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