Can anyone help me understand this. Usually Lada (Female red sided Eclectus) stands up right like we picture most parrots doing. Recently though she sometimes will transition to a horizontal position. Now lately she has been getting her flight feathers back in and sometimes she will assume this horizontal position but will go a little further by tilting forward even more and ever so slightly (but hesitating) moving her wings out from body. CLEARLY this beyond horizontal position with the wing behavior is her contemplating attempting flight but hesitating. I wanted to highlight this so you don't confuse it with the intermediate position I am actually talking about. The intermediate is like I already said, she assumes a completely horizontal position. No uneasiness, no wing extension motion. This is a rest position and she will sometimes sit very comfortably like this for quite awhile. She kinda sinks down onto her feet too. She is not fluffed up so she's not cold (shielding her feet for example) as far as I can tell. Again its a very comfortable resting type position. The reason I am curious is, if this position is so comfortable to her, why dont I see her do it more? Why does she usually assume the upright position. Can anyone offer some insight as to why she would assume this position? Thanks! Will try to get pictures if I can. Normal upright position This is her flight position. If this was a video you would see very slight wing motions like she was thinking about flying. I don't have an image yet of her just resting horizontally as its rare.