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Video Slightly weird tail preening

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So Echo occasionally does thing while preening his tail. He makes these little weird squeaks. They almost sound hiccups but birds don't have diagrams like we do, right? So they can't be hiccups then? So this normal behavior, a a weird quirk or something else?

Oh the end of video is just him noticing himself in the camera. I thought it was cute so I added it :)
 

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That's a bit of an obsessive behaviour (Which I’m sure you know) especially because he’s doing it to one feather.

To me the noise is just a noise that goes with the behaviour. It’s a vocal noise
 

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That's a bit of an obsessive behaviour (Which I’m sure you know) especially because he’s doing it to one feather.

To me the noise is just a noise that goes with the behaviour. It’s a vocal noise
Thanks John :) He definitely over preens, but the sound always threw me though. Good to know it's just a weird habit
 

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Thanks John :) He definitely over preens, but the sound always threw me though. Good to know it's just a weird habit
It does not sound like a squeaky nasal type noise to me but I can’t hear it in real life.
 

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Milton does the same thing...complete with the little squeaks...he also does the "Hello" bit when he sees you watching him...that usually sounds like this..."Hello...I a pretty pretty bird".... :rolleyes:
 

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Milton does the same thing...complete with the little squeaks...he also does the "Hello" bit when he sees you watching him...that usually sounds like this..."Hello...I a pretty pretty bird".... :rolleyes:
Thanks for letting me know!! It definitely nice to know my little weirdo isn't alone with his strange quirks :lol: ;)
 

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Just had to watch him again! :heart: He is way too cute :xflove:
 
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