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Tail Vibration

Sylvi_

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I really don't see anything in the video?
Can you describe what the behavior looks like, when he does it etc.

It may be him being cold if he's doing that all over his body.
The room could be too cold or drafty and causing him to shiver.
 

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I really don't see anything in the video?
Can you describe what the behavior looks like, when he does it etc.

It may be him being cold if he's doing that all over his body.
The room could be too cold or drafty and causing him to shiver.
He normally does it when he is happy or relaxed and ready for to sleep.Hes not cold and theres never a draft and the room is always warm.
 

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yeah I can't see what you're talking about in the video either.. sometimes piper will kind of wag her tail feathers? I think it's her repositioning them or something cus she usually does it while stretching
 

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yeah I can't see what you're talking about in the video either.. sometimes piper will kind of wag her tail feathers? I think it's her repositioning them or something cus she usually does it while stretching
Its not wagging though its just like your phone vibrating.
 

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I haven't heard of tail vibrating before.

If it's determined to be from cold or a draft, which you said it's not in your room; then a trip to the vet may be in order.
Is his favorite perching spots under a air vent? That may cause the shivering.
 

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Viewed in full-screen, you can definitely see it if you watch the white edge of the longest tail feather. It looks like shivering to me, but could also be trembling, like being stressed or excited.

Either way no one is really going to be able to diagnose an issue with just one ambiguous symptom. If it concerns you bring it up with Rocko's vet.
 

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See it now, thanks @painesgrey. :)

Looks quite a lot like what my birds do after a bath or shower, so I'd assume it's from the tempature or a draft still.

I would recommend a vet checkup if you're concerned.
 

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I haven't heard of tail vibrating before.

If it's determined to be from cold or a draft, which you said it's not in your room; then a trip to the vet may be in order.
Is his favorite perching spots under a air vent? That may cause the shivering.
I dont have air vents anywhere in the house, dont think anybody in Ireland does.He always does its nothing bad if he does it when happy or relaxed.
 

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Viewed in full-screen, you can definitely see it if you watch the white edge of the longest tail feather. It looks like shivering to me, but could also be trembling, like being stressed or excited.

Either way no one is really going to be able to diagnose an issue with just one ambiguous symptom. If it concerns you bring it up with Rocko's vet.
Maybe he is excited then he is a very happy boy I have never seen him sad lol.It dosent concern me he has done it all his life, people who visit ask why he is doing that.
 

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Sorry to bring another topic into your thread, but I was wondering if you have avian lighting in your room for the birds. It appears dark.

If you do GREAT!! If not; it may be something you want to look into.
 

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Sorry to bring another topic into your thread, but I was wondering if you have avian lighting in your room for the birds. It appears dark.

If you do GREAT!! If not; it may be something you want to look into.
The light is on just looks dark in the video.Its night too so of course its gonna be a little darker.
 

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Stormy ".shakes his tail feathers " after he is preening..
 
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