Of course, of course, its Reptar again. I swear theres something new he's doing every day, and every time its weirder than the last.
He's developed a new twist on climbing down my head. Typically, he climbs down the side of my head using hair/my ear as a ladder. Flips over on his back, holding my hair with one foot then letting go and rolling down to my stomach. ALL THE TIME. In the past week or so, hes adding rolling part way down my chest and immediately shoving himself into my shirt. I usually hang around the house in big sweaters I stole from my bf, and he fully just weasels his way down there and has the time of his life climbing around.
Here he is trying to make a sweater escape in the most unconventional way!
The only weird thing he's started doing is when he wants to be scratched or pet, he never learned to just bend his head down like my tiels did. Instead, he walks down my shoulder, usually rolling sideways down to my chest, and shoves his entire head in between my thumb and index finger. Then proceeds to flip over across the back of my hand with his head still between my fingers. When he gets into one of this moods, I can play with him with just my fingers and he flips onto his back, rolls over different ways, flips over my hands etc. Which often ends up with him falling off me completely and dropping to the bed! He doesn't seem to be phased by it, just crawls back up and starts all over again.
I have never met a bird so amused by not standing on his feet! When he is physically on my mom or I, this bird is on his back more than hes standing up! He is wonderfully healthy, and eats like a champ, gets his exercise by flying regularly on his own and just never staying still. Never had any out of the ordinary behavior, and seems to be genuinely happy when he isn't being a little terror. He's a healthy little guy, just loves being on his back or upside down!
This is the best video I have of it, and its one of the times he rolls off of me entirely and onto the bed.
Has anyone had a bird like this, or even similar? Where they physically seem to enjoy rolling around, rolling off of things on purpose, falling asleep on his back on his own, and so much more. Our dog was asleep on the couch, and I even caught a few videos of him physically trying to bury himself into her fur, flopping onto his back, and going to sleep. It just seems so weird to me, I can't figure out what would be the allure of it that he seems to enjoy so much? It something he honestly seems to enjoy doing. I wanted a bird I could teach to lay on its back in my hand, never in a million years expected all of this to come with it. The amount of personality this little guy has is more than I ever could have hoped for.