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Hanging Upside Down

Discussion in 'Cockatiel Corner' started by RadLad, 10/9/19.

  1. RadLad

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    My cockatiel is now 6-months old and is currently going through his first molt. He has definitely learned new whistles and sounds, and is very active!

    But I noticed that whenever he perches on my shoulder he starts to spread his wings and bow his head, I know it's a territorial stance but why on me? He also vocalizes loudly on my shoulder and generally becomes a lot more loud and active. Any reasons as to why?
     
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  2. Tara81

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    He is probably very excited and happy to be with you. When my tiel gets a new toy she likes, she will hang upside down on it if possible.
     
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  3. Tiel Feathers

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    Your cockatiel sounds cute! My yield do that when they are claiming an area as theirs, like a perch or play stand. It sounds like your bird likes you!
     
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  4. RadLad

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    That's plenty reassuring! Thank you!
     
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  5. Khizz

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    Mabel does this on her favourite things :)

    IMG_20190905_164643.jpg
     
  6. JLcribber

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    A lot of times it means they want to get wet.
     
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  7. Yoshi&Raphi

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    :eek: Are you just an amazing photographer or does Mabel constantly look stunning!
     
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  8. Khizz

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    She is just an incurable show off :hehe:
     
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    MAN, get out the spray bottle and let it rain on that bird!
     
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  10. Khizz

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    She would have us shower her all day if she had it her way :lol: she gets really miffed that our useless human hands need to rest :shifty:
     
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  11. Shezbug

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    I’m so pleased someone posted a pic of a hanging upside down bird!!

    Love it!!! Mabel is a rockstar!!!
     
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  12. Farlie

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    Yeah, Farlie wears me out too. I have to use two hands, first the right then the left then back to the right again. :rofl: He loves to get drenched too the bone and then some. :hehe:
    I've been trying to get him used to taking a shower in the kitchen sink and also in the shower with me but so far it's been a no-go.
     
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