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Old 05-27-2013, 07:08 PM
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Head Bobbing

Head bobbing up & down as well as back & forth..........
or what Tookie and I refer to as "Dancing" just curious to know why he does this and is it natural and if so what does it really mean.....
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Old 05-27-2013, 09:11 PM
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Re: Head Bobbing

When my Sun Conure does that it's usually when he is happy with something. Though recently this head bobbing/tapping ha been leading to regurgitation.

With my guy, while I totally understand the regurgitating is a sign of affection, it can also lead to mating behavior, which in turn can lead to aggressive behavior. So it's not something I try to encourage when it get's that far.
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Old 05-27-2013, 11:39 PM
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Re: Head Bobbing

That's a happy gesture!! Another cute happy thing my Pea does is she will hop around in a circle - it is sooo cute and makes me laugh which then makes her laugh! Be prepared to get silly right along with your parrot... it makes for a great relationship.
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Old 05-28-2013, 12:35 AM
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Re: Head Bobbing

The Nanday Conure I used to have did it all the time. She used to dance all the time too. I just couldn't tolerate her screaming....
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Re: Head Bobbing

As far as my GCC goes:

Head bob up and down - excited (look at me, look at me).
Head bob in a circle - regurgitation (or displays of readiness).

I basically ignore or try to distract when the regurgitation display occurs, although to be honest I'm having a hard time putting him off. Hopefully it will calm down when spring is over.
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Old 05-28-2013, 05:37 AM
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Re: Head Bobbing

Yes please listen to them. I had no idea. I was mimicking my bc conure and now we are a couple (lol) really it isn't funny because if someone stands to close to the cage by me will get a nip. And I was petting on the backside... I have learned so much since then but it is to late I have a boyfriend for life.
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Re: Head Bobbing

Quote: Originally Posted by MikeyTN View Post
The Nanday Conure I used to have did it all the time. She used to dance all the time too. I just couldn't tolerate her screaming....

he only screams when i sing.........lol
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Re: Head Bobbing

Bandit will often sit with one foot on his perch and the other on the side of the cage and bob his whole body up and down when I walk into the room. I always wondered what the deal was with that lol
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Re: Head Bobbing

Quote: Originally Posted by LoryLover View Post
That's a happy gesture!! Another cute happy thing my Pea does is she will hop around in a circle - it is sooo cute and makes me laugh which then makes her laugh! Be prepared to get silly right along with your parrot... it makes for a great relationship.


You so have to get this behaviour on a video!!
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Re: Head Bobbing

Quote: Originally Posted by Triplemoon View Post
Quote: Originally Posted by LoryLover View Post
That's a happy gesture!! Another cute happy thing my Pea does is she will hop around in a circle - it is sooo cute and makes me laugh which then makes her laugh! Be prepared to get silly right along with your parrot... it makes for a great relationship.


You so have to get this behaviour on a video!!
I looked thru my videos and found one with a partial hopping - it's at the 1:29 mark on the video:
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