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Old 06-13-2010, 12:32 PM
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Anyway, I donít know if anyone else has a bird that does this:

Before he got his lovely new home on the back patio, Eddie used to live inside. Nearly every time we started up the vaccum to clean up all his mess, straight into his water bowl he would go. I mean literallyÖ he'd dive into it and splash water everywhere within about a 2 meter radius. At first I thought maybe the vacuum was irritating him, but now I think he just does it to make more mess so we hang around and clean it up . He only acts like this when in his cage, anywhere else he couldn't really care less about the vacuum, silly bird makes me laugh

What a clever little guy you have there !!!!!
Sure must be hilarious to witness him going "crazy".
I reckon he loves having you near his cage, and if this is what it takes, to make you staying a little longer so be it LoL
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Haha, well I was vacuuming around his cage this morning and he was having his morning fly while I was doing this. Then I put him in his cage for breakfast. A few minutes later I hear a lot of clanging and banging. So when I go out there to investigate, what do I find?Ö.Yep just like clockwork I now have a very wet little birdie, checkout the photo.

I have tried a few methods in the past for bathing him, but trying to squeeze into a bowl half his size seems to be his preferred method. Oh well, at least he is clean now . And its the first sunny weather we have seen in a week so he should dry off easily.

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Old 06-14-2010, 12:45 AM
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Never heard of that one ben lol. They do the strangest things and it makes us love them more !
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Old 06-14-2010, 03:02 AM
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Re: Funny eclectus stories

I have a cleaning lady who comes twice a week and she was the one who alreted me to Puffins reaction to the vaccum. She thought she imagined it the first time and it was a coincidence the second time but when he did it for a third time she thought she would mention it to me.

As soon as she started to vaccum Puffin would run up to his swing and watch her and swing and chatter as he watched. He would watch as she moved his cage and as soon as she put the cage back he would flip himself upside down and flap his wings like a mad thing and squeal loudly as all the debris from the bottom of his cage flew out onto the clean floor!

She got the better of him though, now before she vaccums she gets him a piece of fruit and he forgets about what she is doing LOL.
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She got the better of him though, now before she vaccums she gets him a piece of fruit and he forgets about what she is doing LOL.
I think the bird may have got the better of her as he has figured out how to get himself a nice piece of fruit LOL

Glad to know Iím not the only one who has an Ďexcitingí vacuum. I think it may be something to do with the noise as I see similar behaviour when it rains as well. Being under the veranda, the rain is similar to the vacuum noise.
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Old 06-14-2010, 05:53 AM
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He sure has a mischievous personality LoL
Loved the picture !!!
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I was vacuuming around his cage this morning and he was having his morning fly
Is he trained for free flight outside? Wow...I read about that and know it needs some serious training.
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Re: Funny eclectus stories

I think the Vacuum is an ecky thing, I read somewhere it reminds them of thunder, being rainforest birds they get excited because it means the rain is coming - may explain the water? Shadow just screams REALLY loud and flaps her wings
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I was vacuuming around his cage this morning and he was having his morning fly
Is he trained for free flight outside? Wow...I read about that and know it needs some serious training.
He has all his flight feathers, but he is not allowed to fly outside. We are lucky enough to have a 60sq meter enclosed veranda. He has perches located in various locations around the veranda and in the house and loves to fly back and forth like a maniac in the mornings. He is a very good flyer and is 'almost' recall trained. One day I want to take him outside, but on a harness to be safe. I could never trust that something wouldn't spook him, causing him into flying away into the wild blue yonder.

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I think the Vacuum is an ecky thing, I read somewhere it reminds them of thunder, being rainforest birds they get excited because it means the rain is coming
Sounds like a logical explanation for this particular antic. Almost makes me want to vacuum more as it is sooo funny to watch

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Re: Funny eclectus stories

OMG, Oscar loves the vacuum. He chases it and tries to be louder that it.

This is my story......

Last year we would leave Oscars cage open at the top as he would stay in his cage. We tried to see if he would leave it by going away for 30min, then 1hr, then 2hrs. He would stay in his cage. We would go out on weekends with his cage open and when we came back he would be snuggled in his cage looking all innocent. One day we tried turning on the TV and it didn't work! I did some trouble shooting, looked at the back and found out that the little bugger was chewing the AV cables and chewed them in half. Looking all innocent? Yea right. The cage stays locked now, not only because the TV (I thought was funny) but we now have a spunky cat.
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