Parrots will be parrots, I guess! Well, I don't think they dream, per-say, but Lord knows what goes around their little heads while they rest... (scientifically speaking, they don't sleep like mammals, but rather just rest, even if they do seem asleep). They really tend to make the weirdest connection - patterns, colours, texture, shape.... Even completely unrelated bad experience, and they connect to every day's items or routine.DO parrots dream, ya think? I'm trying to figure out why, after years of training with some small animal figures ( 3 parrots, a bear, a lamb, a bell and a small ball) all of a sudden Salty treats them like they are radioactive. Or other changes in their personality. Could a bad dream about these props make him super cautious in approaching them? We've worked with these props for years now, and this is new behavior.
We've all read on here how one amazon suddenly did a hard 180 on his fav person, and its taken years for this fella to get the 'zon to come even close to re-accepting him. Why do they do this? I'd love to know.
But but but... it's not HIS and THE sleeping perch!!! It just won't do. No wonder Salty is, well.... salty about it. *ba-dum-tss*So 3 days ago, I rearranged Salty's cage and its contents and he has been a real PIA since. I cant decide if he is cranky because he refuses to sleep on the new sleeping perch and not getting enough sleep, or if he is just mad at me for changing the cage around. The new perch is the same color, just bigger and a different shape. The old one, a yellow cement one, was getting fouled and I couldn't clean it despite soaking and scrubbing. New perch is yellow cement type but bigger and one of the varied dimeter ones. Think he will get over it or what??
Thank you! He is a very smart little Amazon for sure. He learned that pumpkin trick in 2 tries. And we train together almost every night, so he is 6 yrs old now, and we started doing training when he was like 7-8 months old, so we have had about 1600 or so training sessions together. He can read me like a book, and I him.Off subject, but Salty is very good at tricks. Amazing actually. The putting the bones in the pumpkin is so adorable You must work with him a lot