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Old 03-07-2021, 02:23 PM
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Random thoughts on parrots

please share yours!

Mine is that the wing shrug greeting, and the one leg and wing stretch, is way for a parrot to say see I'm healthy!! My wings work, i can balance, no injuries here!
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Old 03-07-2021, 02:35 PM
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Re: Random thoughts on parrots

Great topic Laura!

Agree, wing stretch appears to be greeting! Some of mine fly, land, and partially extend wings.

"Eat like a bird" to be healthy! Maximize intake of fresh veggies/fruits, cereals, moderate protein and sugars. (easier said than done!)
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Re: Random thoughts on parrots

I would say more of letting us know.
I am relax and you may approach. And when you put your hand out to step-up and they step-up and want a head scratch. That would be the greeting.
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Old 03-07-2021, 04:15 PM
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Re: Random thoughts on parrots

Quote: Originally Posted by Laurasea View Post
please share yours!

Mine is that the wing shrug greeting, and the one leg and wing stretch, is way for a parrot to say see I'm healthy!! My wings work, i can balance, no injuries here!
A different view of the same:

Since the addition of Meisha into my household I have had an appreciated for my ballerina's forms, particularly her arabesque.

Arabesque defined: (French; literally, "in Arabic fashion") in dance, particularly ballet, is a body position in which a dancer stands on one leg—the supporting leg—with the other leg—the working leg—turned out and extended behind the body, with both legs held straight.

In avian dance, the bird exaggerates the form with an outstretched wing over the extended leg.
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Old 03-07-2021, 06:06 PM
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Re: Random thoughts on parrots

Hmmm, lots of in flight points!

My favorite is the flighting directly at you and a quick couple wing 'pops' with dropped tail feathers, which results in a near 20" (1/2 meter) direct vertical lift as they 'pop' over you! Landing near by and providing a all too smug look. I can, you can't!
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Old 03-07-2021, 06:34 PM
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Re: Random thoughts on parrots

The ruffling of feathers when you suddenly wake a bird up.

Ok,you woke me up this better be good.
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Re: Random thoughts on parrots

Hanging upside down flapping his wings screaming as loud as can be then stopping and looking at like "What:.
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Re: Random thoughts on parrots

I love all your random thoughts on parrots!!!!
I love that they descend from dinosaurs, that tgey are the primates of birds
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Old 03-08-2021, 06:09 AM
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Re: Random thoughts on parrots

Me, I like watching Salty as he ramps up, playing with a toy on his play chain. It's usually his long tubular bell. He starts softly talking into it, repeatedly banging it with his beak, the soft vocalizations get louder, more strident until finally he is in full 'Amazon' mode, screaming at it, and then either he launches himself in a short flight, or he attacks a wood toy that he CAN tear apart.
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Old 03-08-2021, 10:01 AM
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Re: Random thoughts on parrots

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.
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