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Old 03-08-2021, 10:24 AM
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Re: Random thoughts on parrots

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I have thought about starting a thread like this but never came up with a good title.

Buying toys.

When buying toys at the local pet shop, after you have ruled out toys you feel are unsafe.
Go one size bigger.
If you have a budgie get a toy for a Cockatiel.
If you have a Cockatiel get a toy for a Conure.
If you have a Conure get an Amazon toy.
I don’t know how you could upscale a Macaw toy.
You are so right!!!! My budgies play with my parrot toys!! Just so true!!

May i add do the same thing with perches!! I put Amazon / macaw size perches for my GCC and Quakers, even the budgies prefer them
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Re: Random thoughts on parrots

Archie does a 360 degree rotation from standing upright on his rope perch, to upside down, back to upright...in like a millisecond. Like a somersault just using his balance.
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Old 03-08-2021, 10:59 AM
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Re: Random thoughts on parrots

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Archie does a 360 degree rotation from standing upright on his rope perch, to upside down, back to upright...in like a millisecond. Like a somersault just using his balance.
Now that takes talent.
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Re: Random thoughts on parrots

They way they are equal-opportunity in terms of human genders when selecting humans as mates is sort of unique. Don't get me wrong, I know individuals have their own preferences, but as a group, if they confuse a human for a mate, it seems to be pretty much a coin-toss in terms of gender across the board.
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Old 03-09-2021, 08:10 PM
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Re: Random thoughts on parrots

My quakers do a hammer peck to defend against me putting a hand in the cage, especially during breeding season. Its just like it sounds they bang their head in my hand, no bite or blood draw. Screeching too. It seems to be their polite way of saying get out 0f here! Now if I reach all the way in I get tge real bite. Also during current breeding season and past ones, is tge launch out if cage for in flight bites. Earlier today I git the hover bite when I opened the cage . I should have taken time to greet them, explain its time to come out. Because even during breeding season they do come out nice when I take time. Away from the cage they are their normal friendly selves.

Do any of you get a hammer peck from your birds, of any species? I'm wondering if its a quaker only type of thing?
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Old 03-09-2021, 08:12 PM
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Re: Random thoughts on parrots

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Archie does a 360 degree rotation from standing upright on his rope perch, to upside down, back to upright...in like a millisecond. Like a somersault just using his balance.
Now that takes talent.
thats pretty cool! Would love to see that!
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Re: Random thoughts on parrots

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My quakers do a hammer peck to defend against me putting a hand in the cage, especially during breeding season. Its just like it sounds they bang their head in my hand, no bite or blood draw. Screeching too. It seems to be their polite way of saying get out 0f here! Now if I reach all the way in I get tge real bite. Also during current breeding season and past ones, is tge launch out if cage for in flight bites. Earlier today I git the hover bite when I opened the cage . I should have taken time to greet them, explain its time to come out. Because even during breeding season they do come out nice when I take time. Away from the cage they are their normal friendly selves.

Do any of you get a hammer peck from your birds, of any species? I'm wondering if its a quaker only type of thing?
Oooh, hammer peck! Never thought of it that way but exactly what some of my flock does to "discipline" me. Usually quick head motion with beak closed, quick tap of the tip on my hand. Mostly done by my untamed female Citron and Goffins patriarch.
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Re: Random thoughts on parrots

For so many of us we spend, hundreds of dollars even thousands of dollars on are feathered freinds.
And for some of us we just have to open the back door.
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Re: Random thoughts on parrots

Hmmm, Hammer Bite? No, just a matter of how much pressure and if hard, commonly includes that deadly grinding motion!
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Old 03-10-2021, 07:10 AM
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Re: Random thoughts on parrots

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My quakers do a hammer peck to defend against me putting a hand in the cage, especially during breeding season. Its just like it sounds they bang their head in my hand, no bite or blood draw. Screeching too. It seems to be their polite way of saying get out 0f here! Now if I reach all the way in I get tge real bite. Also during current breeding season and past ones, is tge launch out if cage for in flight bites. Earlier today I git the hover bite when I opened the cage . I should have taken time to greet them, explain its time to come out. Because even during breeding season they do come out nice when I take time. Away from the cage they are their normal friendly selves.

Do any of you get a hammer peck from your birds, of any species? I'm wondering if its a quaker only type of thing?
Oooh, hammer peck! Never thought of it that way but exactly what some of my flock does to "discipline" me. Usually quick head motion with beak closed, quick tap of the tip on my hand. Mostly done by my untamed female Citron and Goffins patriarch.
ok so it is a universal parrot communication. Its so stylized. And really seems to be used in restraint. Telling you to back off idiot, without hurting you.
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