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Post Re: I got a Cockatoo!!

We have had Banker for a week now, and have visited with her for a month before we brought her home. She has not even once even hinted at any thing close to a bite. We are so happy to have a bird that is touchable by everyone.
Some of the behaviour I'm trying to understand is she spins around a couple of times clock wise then she will scream.
She has little feathers around her beak that she moves forward sometimes? She has not shown any meanness or Agressive behavior so I'm not sure what this means?
She also sometimes lifts up her foot and pats it up and down a couple of times.
I love having Banker just sitting on or with me all the time, but I hear that that is not good.

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I'm going to get set up on the photo site so I can put up some pictures! She is so pretty, with her crown feathers of to the side being Salomon colored.
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Re: I got a Cockatoo!!

Seems obvious Banker is a rare gem, appears very well adjusted! You describe some behaviors and traits common to most species of cockatoo.

1- The pirouette: Cockatoos love to twirl, often reversing direction and gyrating their heads. Sometimes it is more of a constant hop while twirling. Seems to represent happiness or excitement.

2- Forward motion of small beak feathers a sign of relaxation and contentment.

3- Haven't experienced foot movement, guess it is either apprehension or request for attention?
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