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dally thinks shes a big parrot

instead of my other birds shuffling sideways walking, dally has to be different. she walks with one foot in front of the other!

she also eats with her feet sometimes, very well too! the eating pictures are a few months old, but theyre what i got right now to show















and she hates my fiance's feet!



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Cute!
It sounds as if she walks similarly to a linnie.


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shes always done it, but i hear other small birds besides linnies dont walk like that



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I guess she hasn't read the books about cockatiels.


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maybe i should lend her a few? lol



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What a CUTE tiel!!
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bless her , she is just to cute

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thanks guys! will tell her before i go to work!



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those are adorable haha! Very much so like a big birdy. I love how she is shouting at the foot

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Adorable!! Clever girl



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i do wonder if these are learned behaviours where she picked them up... pretty sure these would be genetic



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Odds are they are something she learned, if it's different from most cockatiels. Moose just shuffles, but if he's in a hurry to get somewhere he will walk one foot in front of another. He doesn't use his feet to hold food, though



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shes never been around other birds who've done it. the breeder i got her from also breeds lovies, plets, finches, canaries, doves, and budgies.

its cute though.



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This is the first time I've ever seen a Cockatiel holding food with its foot, very unique and interesting

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its very weird to watch. sunflower seed after sunflower seed, pumpkin seed and everything. its weird.



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Hahaha that's hilarious!
She's eating with her feet! Love it!




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