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Old 03-10-2021, 07:15 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.
thats pretty cool! Would love to see that!
My chances of recording it are slim to none.

Basically, his toes loosely grip the rope perch, and he throws his body forward so gravity just loops him around.
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Old 03-10-2021, 04:54 PM
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Re: Random thoughts on parrots

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Now that takes talent.
thats pretty cool! Would love to see that!
My chances of recording it are slim to none.

Basically, his toes loosely grip the rope perch, and he throws his body forward so gravity just loops him around.

Picturing this in bird form (see 1:43 time-stamp in video)
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Old 03-14-2021, 08:15 PM
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Re: Random thoughts on parrots

How they go invisible.

They like to put their beaks up against something when they sleep. In the cage this means that I look in and sometimes cannot even see them. I think the wild birds do it too, and that's how they disappear in the trees. Put their little beak against something kinda-upright, and fluff a little, and all the sudden the eye cannot make them out.

When Sunny is seeking attention and scritches and beak play, if she gets herself with her mid-upper beak pressed against my finger, she will often just go right into what looks like instant sleep.

I've read that it's natural for humans to want Some sort of covering or blanket when sleeping, even in warmth, and this is a protective instinct from times when we lived closer to nature. Sleeping & unconscious, you are less visible to predators covered.

I think for birds the relevant instinct, is to have their upper beak touching or near-touching a tree trunk / branch / leaf, so they become instantly less-visible.
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Old 03-15-2021, 08:53 AM
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Re: Random thoughts on parrots

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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 donít know how you could upscale a Macaw toy.
Oh oh!! I know how!!

If you have a Macaw, get a toy made for a Budgie and give it to the Macaw as a foot toy to be quickly destroyed.
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Old 03-15-2021, 08:55 AM
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Re: Random thoughts on parrots

When my boy is especially relaxed and sleepy and sitting on my shoulder he does this little twitch thing. I've been told it's a habit from when he was a little baby letting Mom know that he is still alive and well so please don't kick me out of the nest...

Something I just don't get... Trigger (CAG) loves to put his beak in the stem of my husband's glasses and sit there with it in his mouth so he can be pet. He doesn't bite hard or try to steal the glasses, we call it "sucking on his thumb" because he just seems to like the feel of the stem in his beak. Any idea what that's about??
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Old 03-15-2021, 01:39 PM
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Re: Random thoughts on parrots

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I have savored each and every one of your precious/priceless posts... love them. Me? I'm just thrilled with days when no blood is drawn. Okay, kidding. My big moment is that first quiet "rrrawk?" each morning which is his timid query as to whether or not we're at a sufficient extent of dawn light to wake up. The rest of the day is filled with his true-to-Patagonian 100-plus-decibel verbal assaults on the world!

Thank you for this thread, and each and every reply.

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I'm getting all misty. Great thread...
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Old 03-15-2021, 09:31 PM
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Re: Random thoughts on parrots

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How they go invisible.

They like to put their beaks up against something when they sleep. In the cage this means that I look in and sometimes cannot even see them. I think the wild birds do it too, and that's how they disappear in the trees. Put their little beak against something kinda-upright, and fluff a little, and all the sudden the eye cannot make them out.

When Sunny is seeking attention and scritches and beak play, if she gets herself with her mid-upper beak pressed against my finger, she will often just go right into what looks like instant sleep.

I've read that it's natural for humans to want Some sort of covering or blanket when sleeping, even in warmth, and this is a protective instinct from times when we lived closer to nature. Sleeping & unconscious, you are less visible to predators covered.

I think for birds the relevant instinct, is to have their upper beak touching or near-touching a tree trunk / branch / leaf, so they become instantly less-visible.
Its amazing how they can disappear in cage cage! There is some magic there!
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Old 03-15-2021, 09:36 PM
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Re: Random thoughts on parrots

My thoughts today are how their sweet faces, cuddle, and kisses help see me through, when I'm not feeling so good.

How their quick surgical scab removal, is them trying to save me from perceived parasites. They are sneaky at this, and tgeir attitude is they are totally doing it for your own good! They are fantastic at removing a hang nail too!
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Old 03-15-2021, 11:28 PM
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Re: Random thoughts on parrots

Bingo is really good at wart removal.

Problem is those suckers bleed like crazy.
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Old 03-16-2021, 08:37 AM
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Re: Random thoughts on parrots

So very correct! They target imperfections on our skin and attempt to remove it! For Our Benefit! Just ask them, they will tell you its for your own good!
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