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I Also Have Cockatoos and Don't Post Enough Photos

faislaq

I have macaws and don't post enough pictures
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And here's my sweet sugar Puff. :xflove:
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Puffin is my sweet little angel (when she's not guarding my husband :rolleyes: ).
 

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What do you mean by 'anting'?
She sticks bits of just about anything and everything in those feathers of hers, just like some wild birds do with real ants.

@fashionfobie described it pretty well :)
I don't think it is firmly understood why some birds practice anting. One hypothesis is that it may help with parasite removal, and the birds are allowing the ants to climb under their feathers for help rid them of pest.

I don't believe little Bug is really practicing anting, she is likely presenting a combo of playful and nesting behaviours. Goffin commonly play on their backs :) The native corellas in my area even wrestle!
I still call it anting because her motions look exactly like that to me & she doesn't do anything else that could be considered nesty. Either way, it's definitely playful! :heart:
 
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They are adorable! :swoon: She destroys the couch? Crazy fid!:embarassed:
 

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So pretty!! Corellas are local to australia, and they sure do give a nasty bite sometimes :roflmao:. Your goffins are very cute <3
 

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They are adorable! :swoon: She destroys the couch? Crazy fid!:embarassed:
Thankfully it's old and we would like to replace it. But not until we can get her to stop picking at this one! :bored:
 

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Corellas are local to australia
I thought goffins were only in Indonesia. How neat that y'all have them, too! :) Australia has so many neat birds!
 

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I thought goffins were only in Indonesia. How neat that y'all have them, too! :) Australia has so many neat birds!
Just searched it up, they're not goffins here, apparently theyre "Little Corellas" and "Western Corellas"! I've also seed a few Long-Billed Corellas the other day :D
 

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They're so pretty!! Does your macaw do OK with the 2s in the house? I only recently learned it can be an issue, I had no idea.
 

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Great pic :)
 

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They're so pretty!! Does your macaw do OK with the 2s in the house? I only recently learned it can be an issue, I had no idea.
The macaw boys are in the sunroom on one end of the house, the goffins girls day cages are in the middle of the house & we run 2 air purifiers. So far so good. :tup:
 
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