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Bourke Body Language

Discussion in 'Aussie Grass Parrots Lane' started by Kales, 6/12/17.

  1. Kales

    Kales Meeting neighbors

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    Hello all,
    Here is my little tame guy!
    I just had a few questions on Bourke behavior. Do they show that they are happy much like a budgie would?
    Its hard to find info on their body language.
    My little fella will puff up the feathers around his beak in what I call his "walrus look" and gride his beak. Is this signs of a happy bird??
    Also just suddenly he will start to do a few head bobs. He doesn't do this in his cage that I have seen, but when he is out socializing with us. Its just a few head bobs and we figure its just him being silly??
    Any incite would be great!
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  2. EbonyMemory

    EbonyMemory Meeting neighbors

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    I can't help you much on the body language, but oh my gosh your little guy is so adorable! :xflove:
     
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  3. Percy&Ivan

    Percy&Ivan Rollerblading along the road Shutterbugs' Best

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    same here! He is so cute!
     
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  4. expressmailtome

    expressmailtome Ripping up the road Administrator Celebirdy of the Month Mayor of the Avenue Avenue Spotlight Award Avenue Veteran

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    @Monica may be able to help you.
     
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  5. theocnoob

    theocnoob Jogging around the block Avenue Veteran

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    AFAIK puffed feathers around the beak and beak grinding mean "I'm content right now" for all parrots, doesn't it? George does these things when he's happy.
     
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    He is such a pretty little guy! Cute face too!
     
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    Monica Biking along the boulevard Celebirdy of the Month Mayor of the Avenue Avenue Spotlight Award Avenue Veteran

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    Agree that he's content and happy when his beak feathers are puffed out and he's grinding his beak.


    As far as the head bob, this could be a few different things, depending on the rest of the behavior and how he does it.
     
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  8. Kales

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    I can try to get a video of it. It tends to be when his feathers around his beak are puffed up and he paddling around walking on us.

    Thanks everyone!
     
  9. MKMDDN

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    Pockets fluffs his head and cheek feathers, as well as some of the rest of his body, when he's happy. Grinding his beak means he's a happy bird!

    Typically he only bobs his head as a minor dominance display - sometimes followed by more pronounced head bobbing and hopping around. Hope this helps!
     

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