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Do your birds have any phobias?

My Quaker is terrified of the vacuum hose. When ever he sees a hose he would scream his little head off. I think he sees the vacuum hose as some sort of deadly snake. I just cannot get him to get used to the hose so now when ever I do any vacuuming I have to put him away out of sight.

Just curious- do your birds have any phobias?

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Any loud noises like vacuums make them scream super loud to each other to see if it "harmed" them. Hahaha


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Munchkin is petrified of other smaller birds, he's ok with Rocky but I don't think he sees Rocky as another bird. He can't look at himself in the mirror without screaming and flying off in a panic.

Rocky doesn't like the hoover being taken apart in front of him but loves it when it's switched on lol.
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well the linnie we had before was scared of this happy meal toy thing that my sister had, and she has a parrot toy of a blue and gold macaw and when she put it near him he used to make angry noises and start attacking it. my budgie is scared of apples. The senegal is also scared of toy parrots. I think they assume that they are real or something and they are protecting their territory from the intruders lol
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My GCC is scared of loofah sponges LOL


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Although he's not a parrot, Bandit by American kestrel absolutely hates a plush I have of the yellow angry bird! No other plush toys or anything but he'll go out of his way to 'kill' it

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Bob is terrified of the cat ball I bought him to slam dunk with.
He hates his new large Natural perch I've worked really hard on.

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My quaker is also petrified of blueberries; I gave him some the other day and he ran off so quick as if the berries were going to eat him

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Kirk hates cameras...but that might be my fault for accidentally having the flash on a few times. Allie is terrified of my dog..he is super calm so I don't know why she is freaked out by him. But he'll walk by the cage and she starts hissing and biting and puffing up..then she starts rocking side to side like she's guarding a nest!

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My Meyers is tarrafied to fly. lol but seariously he is really afraid to fly. Every time his wings grow out you can't encurage him to spred his wings he keeps his wings really tight to his body. We have even tried to teach him how to fly and he is so afraid he won't flap his wings more then needed to "crash" land. when we tried to teach him to fly we keeped him close to the ground so he would not hurt him self.
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dusty will not step down from his cage onto my bare hand i have to put something over my hand for him to step down and he only does this when on his cage

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My Meyers is tarrafied to fly. lol but seariously he is really afraid to fly. Every time his wings grow out you can't encurage him to spred his wings he keeps his wings really tight to his body. We have even tried to teach him how to fly and he is so afraid he won't flap his wings more then needed to "crash" land. when we tried to teach him to fly we keeped him close to the ground so he would not hurt him self.
Get him on a handheld perch, move it downwards quickly, he will be forced to spread his wings to keep himself balanced.

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We have tried that Katew but he wont open them all the way lol. the only way to make him try and fly (fall with style) is cup him in our hands and get really close to the floor and gently toss him.
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depends what day of the week it is with solo and how stubborn he is feeling. some times he will love something the next day he will act like it is going to eat him

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