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Old 11-30-2019, 05:45 PM
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Rocky has this habit of making a sound like somebody has punched him when I correct a behavior. Last night, for example, he tried to chomp me in a sensitive place, and I pushed his beak away with ONE FINGER. He made that sound. Imagine a human being punched in the stomach, in a cockatoo voice. "OOOOOOOF." I did NOT hurt you! Good grief.

A couple of weeks ago, he wouldn't move his foot so I could close his cage. Had the claw wrapped around the door frame. I tapped on his foot and tried to make him let go, again ONE FINGER.

"OOOOOOOOOF!"

He invariably does this when Hubby is out of the room, so Hubby either comes or calls, "What happened to Rocky?"

Nothing. Nothing happened to Rocky. He's being a big baby and trying to make me feel guilty when I haven't even DONE anything to him, yet he bruises me and makes me bleed and I'm supposed to not even complain a little about that.

Is this just a Rocky thing, or is it a cockatoo thing?
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Old 11-30-2019, 06:35 PM
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Re: Drama llama

Oh who's a smart birdie!
My Neptune looks me right in the eye and says " be a good birdie,!" Then as he reaches to bite me he says "good boy!" I say bad boy! Then he says " ah-oh.... Are you ok? "
Arrrgh why'd I teach him to talk!!!
Infact anytime he is about to do something bad he says " GOOD Boy! " And sometimes even laughs!!! Bad boy has never passed his beak , even though he hears that all the time.

I live your over acting Too!!! Pretty funny!!
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Old 11-30-2019, 07:21 PM
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Re: Drama llama

Mine makes this noise when attention is low---it's adorable...It only happens when she is calm enough to think clearly without screaming about her woes and it is so funny and confusing..It's kind of like a grunt mixed with a low dog bark and it tends to make people walk into the room to figure out what is happening.

Mine has a different "pain" scream that she will sometimes do when unharmed (if she is worried she will be).

Her most typical "mindful" attention seeking tricks are: saying "HiiiIIIIIIII!" repeatedly, or pecking at an imaginary object while puffing her wings out slightly lol.

When she is doing her typical (LESS MINDFUL/IMPULSIVE) stuff, its "COME HeEEEEERRRREEEE" (followed by a noise like a squeaky toy) or (when losing patience) "BACK BACK BACK BACK!!! BAD BIRD!!"

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Old 11-30-2019, 11:45 PM
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Re: Drama llama

That's rather manipulative, er, cockatoo behavior! None of mine do that, so perhaps more species related or learned behavior.
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Old 12-02-2019, 12:21 PM
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Re: Drama llama

We have a spare bedroom that I use as a dressing room/music practice room. He goes in there with me DAILY. One of my percussion instruments is sitting on a dresser in there. He's also seen it repeatedly. Over the weekend, he decided he's afraid of it and last night I picked it up to show him the sound it makes (he loves music). He freaked, flew off my arm (he only flies at all when he's scared) and landed on the floor. I put the thing out of sight, picked him up, and he burrowed into my chest, whimpering like a frightened child. What a BABY.
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Re: Drama llama

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That's rather manipulative, er, cockatoo behavior! None of mine do that, so perhaps more species related or learned behavior.


Do yours do anything naughty????


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Re: Drama llama

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We have a spare bedroom that I use as a dressing room/music practice room. He goes in there with me DAILY. One of my percussion instruments is sitting on a dresser in there. He's also seen it repeatedly. Over the weekend, he decided he's afraid of it and last night I picked it up to show him the sound it makes (he loves music). He freaked, flew off my arm (he only flies at all when he's scared) and landed on the floor. I put the thing out of sight, picked him up, and he burrowed into my chest, whimpering like a frightened child. What a BABY.
Totally relatable--- mine does that too and after she flies (from fear) if she can't find me, she will RUN (not fly) to her cage, even if it is like 3 rooms away lol!
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Old 12-02-2019, 06:14 PM
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Re: Drama llama

I told one of my co-workers about the percussion toy incident and she said Rocky sounds like a child. YES. That's my POINT. He's unreasonable, he can't talk plain, he isn't potty-trained, and he whines a lot.
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Re: Drama llama

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That's rather manipulative, er, cockatoo behavior! None of mine do that, so perhaps more species related or learned behavior.


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Very rarely! About the worst they'll do is chew something naughty or engage in a scream-fest.
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You have fake-a-toos!


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