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Question Do Birds Dream?

Do you think your birds dream?


SPX did something strange last night that made me wonder this, it was late and I didn't have the cover on his cage but he was already sleeping when out of no where he screeched then jumped awake. He was shaken and breathing heavy for a couple of mins while I went to talk to him and settle him down.

I wondered could he have been dreaming and something spooked him in the dream?





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I believe they probably do. We do know that dogs and cats dream so why not birds.
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I believe they probably do. We do know that dogs and cats dream so why not birds.

This is true about cats and dogs dreaming.

I guess a good dream for a bird would be it flying free and soaring happily?

SPX must have been dreaming or having a nightmare about a cat jumping at him?





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I think they dream. When there is nothing going on and the house is all dark and quiet, we've had Budgies fall off their perch and be so scared for a time. I believe they were dreaming when they fell.

We've also seen our birds with heads tucked, sound asleep make little whines and peeps, so I think they are dreaming.

Interesting topic. I wonder if research has been done on this.

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I think they dream. When there is nothing going on and the house is all dark and quiet, we've had Budgies fall off their perch and be so scared for a time. I believe they were dreaming when they fell.

We've also seen our birds with heads tucked, sound asleep make little whines and peeps, so I think they are dreaming.

Interesting topic. I wonder if research has been done on this.

Your description of birds sleeping with head tucked and them making sounds like whining and peeping just reminded me my birds having all done this as well, so yes I guess they do dream.





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I also think my linnies dream.
Sometimes I hear a little chirp in the night when they are sleeping.
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SPX must have been dreaming or having a nightmare about a cat jumping at him?
I think so.
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I also think my linnies dream.
Sometimes I hear a little chirp in the night when they are sleeping.

I think so.



I recall PeachyDoll telling me her cockatoo would sometimes laugh while she was asleep in her cage late at night. She figured Rosie the "too" was dreaming and enjoying something that made her laugh out loud.





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I recall PeachyDoll telling me her cockatoo would sometimes laugh while she was asleep in her cage late at night. She figured Rosie the "too" was dreaming and enjoying something that made her laugh out loud.
That's sweet

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