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Bird Tai Chi?

Discussion in 'Behavior Byway' started by KellyBean, 5/14/18.

  1. KellyBean

    KellyBean Meeting neighbors

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    I've tried looking an several sites to figure out what the heck it means when my bird lifts one wing and one leg on the same side.... they say its usually a greeting. Or that the bird is trying to warm up it's foot... (?)
    But s/he's not really doing it as a greeting. It's after s/he's already been out of the cage for awhile, usually perched on one of our hands or arm. S/he did it once after being returned to the cage.
    What is up with this motion??
     
  2. KellyBean

    KellyBean Meeting neighbors

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    Maybe it is a greeting. I just walked over and said hello and immediately was given a lifted wing and leg.... idk why he does it randomly tho...
     
  3. BirdManDan

    BirdManDan Rollerblading along the road Vendor I Can't Stop Posting!

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    I Believe it's just the way they stretch. Mine do that as well!
     
  4. Dona

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    lol yeah my girl does it too. I like thinking she is doing Tai Chi.
     
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  5. TikiMyn

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    They stretch after sitting still for a while(I believe to improve blood circulation). When you come in and they are resting, they might come to greet you and therefore first strech. I have also heard that they stretch to greet you, but I don’t Know if that is because they stop resting or if there’s another reason as well:)
     
  6. KellyBean

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    Lol I guess that makes sense. Fancy stretches
     

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