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Video Turbo "surfing" and wrestling

Discussion in 'Caique Cul De Sac' started by Laurie, 5/19/17.

  1. Laurie

    Laurie Rollerblading along the road Vendor

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    Caiques are know for a behavior called surfing. They hold on tight with their feet and rub their beaks and bodies all over an object or surface.

    Here is Turbo demonstrating the Beak rubbing version.

     
  2. Rolanda

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    Momma HAND SURFING!!!:hehe: Then the obligatory nibbling!:heart:
     
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    cute, my girl quaker parrot has done that in the past to me also. what dose it mean do you know ?
     
  4. Laurie

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    I don't know what it really means. I think Turbo is nibbling because he wants to really surf with his whole body. Usually, then hang on with their feet and beak and then rub their body all over. Some have suggested it has to do with bathing.
     
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    I can't help but laugh at the road runner/s in the background. My goodness they are fast!
     
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    Do you know the history behind this behavior?
     
  7. Laurie

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    lol! they are small and nibble roadrunners!
     
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    I have heard that it may be related to bathing.
     
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    In the wild, Caiques would do the surfing thing on wet leaves to bathe themselves, i believe.
     
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