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Old 12-23-2011, 01:22 PM
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Exclamation Please help! What is my parrot doing?

Hello everyone. My Quaker parrot, Charlie, recently starting doing this today and it is concerning me. Can anyone please tell me if he is okay? I'm panicking a bit right now. Is this normal? The room is nice and warm and he has been in good health up until what ever this is started.

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Old 12-23-2011, 01:41 PM
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Re: Please help! What is my parrot doing?

How old is Charlie? That looks like a mating behavior to me.
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Old 12-23-2011, 01:42 PM
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How old is Charlie? That looks like a mating behavior to me.
He is around six months old.

Oddly enough he seems to only do it when I'm looking at him.
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Old 12-23-2011, 01:49 PM
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It's a begging behavior then....I handfed my RIP Quaker when he was a baby....he used to do that....
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Charlie appears to be entering puberty. He's feeling a little randy and has decided to court you. Congratulations Just be careful not to encourage the behavior by paying extra attention to him when he does it.

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Old 12-23-2011, 01:55 PM
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Quote: Originally Posted by Pearl View Post
Charlie appears to be entering puberty. He's feeling a little randy and has decided to court you. Congratulations Just be careful not to encourage the behavior by paying extra attention to him when he does it.

It could be, BUT it also could be a begging behavior!!!! 6 months is still pretty young, not saying that couldn't happen, but it depends. Is Charlie even make any sort of noise at all when he does it, cause in the video he's not making much...
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Re: Please help! What is my parrot doing?

Charlie is "quaking" that's were Quakers got their name, it's true look it up! LOL Ya'll so silly
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Re: Please help! What is my parrot doing?

Henpecked is right. What do you know, learn somethin' new everyday

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"The Quaker Parrot gets their name from their unusual behavior which looks like they’re quaking and shaking. In reality this head bobbing and shaking behavior is quite normal."
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Old 12-23-2011, 03:02 PM
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Re: Please help! What is my parrot doing?

I shouldn't laugh, your right,learn something new everyday.It was ...Kinda funny though.
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Re: Please help! What is my parrot doing?

I didn't know that either very cool infor thanx Hen. =)
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