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Lovebird Trapeze

Uno, the little lovebird in my avatar, has taught herself this amazing trapeze trick, which she performs for me every morning as soon as I take her cover off. I'm not quick enough with my camera to capture her trick, but this is what she does.

She stands on a particular perch, always facing in the same direction, and does a complete 360 degree spin around the perch, just like a trapeze artist. She might do three of four of these spins in quick succession, then has a rest. Then she repeats this over and over, I counted 23 spins about two or three days ago before she'd finished. This is the only time of the day she does it, and she does it every day.

Of course I encourage her by clapping and telling her what a clever girl she is. The more I encourage her, the more she spins.

Just before she starts this daily routine I give her her veggies, which she gets as soon as her cover comes off. Today her veggies had peas and corn in it, so this morning she did about six spins with a piece of corn in her beak...talk about a show off.

Does anyone else's bird do this?

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My birds don't do that. Shame that you couldn't capture it on video, I would have loved to see it. I love masked lovebirds

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My birds don't do that. Shame that you couldn't capture it on video, I would have loved to see it. I love masked lovebirds
I've never used the video facility on my camera, but I'll give it a go in the next day or so and see if I can work it. Or more to the point, try to work out how to display the video once I have it.

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I'm not sure if this will work or not, but I made a very short video with my camera this morning of Uno doing her spinning trick just to see, here goes. It appears that you just need to click on the image.



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The video works! How adorable She looks like she's having a lot of fun! I can't say that my lovies, or any of my other birds have ever done that. I have noticed that when Amazons get excited they climb up the bars and do a flip back to their perches though

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That's cute none of my birds have ever done that either

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She really does enjoy putting on her little performance each morning, and I'm sure she understands when I applaud and tell her that she's a clever girl.
At the moment she'll only do it first thing in the morning, but I'm hoping that she'll eventually do it throughout the day.

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It's funny I use to have a tiel that did the same thing. Sure fun to watch

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John, that is too cute! Your lovie is adorable, I hope Kuzco is able to figure that trick out someday

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LOL - Yes, she is a regular gymnast! Looks like she is enjoying herself.
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The more I applaud and tell her how clever she is, the more she'll do it. But once she thinks she's done enough spins,that's it, and nothing will coax her to do more.

As I wrote earlier, she only seems to do it first thing in the morning as soon as I uncover her.

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Hi John,

Thanks for sharing. ON the internet call up Lara Josephs. she has an animal behavior center in Ohio. And if you browse through it you can see her cockatoo Rocky doing this flips. He shrieks each time he flips its hysterical.

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Wow, I only just noticed you've put up a video, that is a neat trick

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That's so cute and funny, I've never seen something like that before!
But I also laughed about my birds this morning.
They watched me clipping my nails, and a short time after they were sitting on a branch side by side clipping their nails with their beaks.

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