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It is strange.Thanks for the reply…it is a definite planned landing. About 5” after the landing the trauma starts. It gets worse for the next minute and then starts to subside. Within 3’ or so it’s over and he is fine. Of course, as it is happening I hold him. When getting him off the perch he definitely knows I’m there but stutters to get onto my hand.
only thing comes close is when one of my Tiels hit a wall or window when in fight/flight mode.
this has only happened a few times luckily
but afterwards they act the way U describe.
almost like they are out of body and unable to respond normally to external stimulation.
I have always rationalized this as ….. well God’s way of protecting them from predators.
When caught by and about to be eaten this protection let’s them escape the horror of it, they don’t feel it because they are no longer in there body.