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Old 11-12-2013, 03:06 PM
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Territorial display, or showing off?

Peeko has started doing this strange display and I haven't been able to find topics on anything that sounds quite like it, so here goes.

He stands in a very straight posture with his neck very straight, puffs up his neck feathers, and walks slowly in kind of a "strutting" manner. No head swaying or bobbing accompanies the behavior.

I've heard of the "conure strut" and it definitely seems like strutting. But I haven't found any videos, so I'm not sure if that's what he's doing.

Anyone know what it is/what it means?

(I don't know his gender, I just call him a boy)
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Old 11-12-2013, 05:04 PM
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Re: Territorial display, or showing off?

Both my GCCs do this! I THINK it's the "conure strut" but I'm hoping someone with more experience will know the answer for sure. It's usually when they are on top of their cage, after I let them out in the morning. They look straight ahead, as if they are concentraining on something...and the neck feathers are all fluffed up, and they march around for a bit, like they are "on guard."

One thing I DO know is, it's super cute when they do it!
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Re: Territorial display, or showing off?

That sounds exactly like what my little guy does, haha! He does it in his cage, and on the headboard of my bed.
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Re: Territorial display, or showing off?

Sounds like the angry strut to me, my guys hold their heads back a bit more rather than straight out, but fluffy and strutting sounds angry!!
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Re: Territorial display, or showing off?

He only does it along the highest perches of his cage, and across the headboard of my bed. I'm not sure what he'd be angry about, he doesn't seem to do it in response to anything that I can recognize, just randomly.
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Re: Territorial display, or showing off?

If he does the stance I think you are describing it is a territorial display.
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Re: Territorial display, or showing off?

He's just letting you know you're in his house
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