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Hang upside down wings out.

Discussion in 'Cockatiel Corner' started by Sops1306, 7/13/19.

  1. Sops1306

    Sops1306 Meeting neighbors

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    So I'm just wondering if anyone elses Male cocktiel hangs upside down with his wings out...
    Leo my Male. Dose it once a day..
    I can put my hand in th cage change things around ect. But every time it comes to covering them up he hangs upside down while I do it..
    He hasnt always done this it started about 2 weeks ago. And I know I've nothing to worry about I'm just curious as to if it's just him or any others.
     
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  2. Texas Tiel fan

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    Females are better known for doing this, I have three and they all do that. It is there way of showing that's there territory.
     
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    I had a female briefly. She did this. I didn't know what it meant.
     
  4. Tiel Feathers

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    All my girls do this, the male I had did not. It does seem like the do it when declaring their space. I love seeing their feathers all fanned out!
     
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    It sure sounds like something a MALE would do declaring HIS territory but I guess in this case, it's a female thing.
     
  6. Khizz

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    Mabel (my female) does this a lot. She's just a big show off, whereas Jeff (male) doesn't. Little gobby Jeff essentially sits there and sings, heart wings and bangs his beak on stuff. Does Leo exhibit other such male behaviours? If so, it could be a random female behaviour he picked up.
     
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    So do I! Mabel fans hers at any opportunity she gets :laugh: the best is when she madly flaps them upside down, only to take off like a rocket then end up confused at the other side of the cage :hehe:
     
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    My female cockatiel Kang used to do this too. She particularly liked doing it hanging from the edge of the dining table and showing off her bum to dinner guests - very ladylike I don’t think!
     
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    :lol:
     
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    I thought maybe I’d get in trouble for saying the word “bum” ... oops look there I’ve said it again! :)
     
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    Yeah hes definitely Male. He talks and the female has only just gone in the cage about six weeks ago. He could of picked it up of her. It's funny to watch.
     
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    Kupo does this every time I put her blanket on. She hangs upside down and I say "yes baby that's your spot! Night night!".

    Thing is, I'm not sure she's female anymore so if she's male then yes mine does! (I'm waiting for the white face to show...face feathers are getting whiter around the beak like a mousache lol)
     
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