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Question Conure question

Iv'e had YellowBird (YSGCC) for 3 days now and things are going well.

S/he does this posturing and I'm wondering if it means something specific. S/he will lower his/her head, raise his/her rump, and lower his/her tail. Kind of like the letter "A". S/he seems to do it when excited and/or stimulated. Like when I'm walking towards his/her cage.

Does anyone know why s/he does this??

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Hmm, I hope somebody elses conure does this because mine doesn't haha! My conure does the head bobbing thing which I think is really cute. He does all kinds of weird postures whenever my boyfriend is around, sadly, my conure does prefer my boyfriend over me! Pfft!

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Mine doesnt. He just yells till you open his cage and let him out. Hes funny. Then he puts a big show about you not getting him out of his cage. Then you get him out and he chirps and dances like "Ha ha, I made you chase me"

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Sorry mine doesn't do that either... mine hangs upside down and walks along the front of the cage looking at you with those big parrot eyes making you melt and stop for just a moment and take him out to pet and talk to him...lol Mine does do the head bob thingy , but I usually just put my hand over his face when he does it and tell him no... I don't want no parrot puke , but thanks for the offer...lol ( nuttin' says luvin' in the parrot world like a little freshly barfed seed!!)
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lol my sister says when they regergatate it means they love you lol

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Yes it does... but it can become a problem if they see you as their mate..lol so I try to discourage head bobbing from him and wiggle necking from my parrotlet... besides.. I really don't think I would like parrot puke...lol
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Sorry Cricket doesn't do that either, lots of other goofy things though.

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Kim,
Is the bird an adult or a baby?


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Kim,
Is the bird an adult or a baby?
Approximately 7 month old and I don't know if it's male or female. And I'm really loving him/her already.

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I'm trying to think if I've ever seen that movement before, but I don't think I've seen exactly that.


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nope.. with my conure i havnt seen that.

with mine she leans far forward on the perch then lurches backwards really fast. its really wierd too,,, xD silly birds


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I guess it's just something s/he does. We're getting along real well. S/he will still bite (not read hard) if I try to get him/her to do something s/he doesn't want to do but I've gotten pretty good at avoiding those situations.

S/he gives kisses and snuggles up against my neck. I'm in love!!

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Mine doesn't do that yet either but he does bob his head. I used to have a white eyed conure and when he was not getting his way he would grab his foot or leg with his beak and act like he was going to pull it off. It was a grab with a rapid head movement. It was really strange to see. It was like he was so mad he wanted to bite me but since he couldn't reach me at the time he bit himself. He was an odd little bird.
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LOL Thats so funny. "Fine mom, I'll show you... Ouch that hurts. LOL" They are such clowns. Ricky gives hundreds of kisses. Then he tries to yank of my moles lol

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LOL Thats so funny. "Fine mom, I'll show you... Ouch that hurts. LOL" They are such clowns. Ricky gives hundreds of kisses. Then he tries to yank of my moles lol
YellowBird will give me kisses whenever I ask, then try to "groom" my freckles!!

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No idea here -- our Krikkit* always raises the tip of her tail if she lowers her head for any reason. No letter "A".

Fortunately, it's also quite easy to differentiate her "I wanna dance and play tongue-drums" head-bob from her puke-prepping/about-to-start-humping head-bob --- and she never actually gurges on me, she just sort of "primes the pump" if you get what I'm saying.

She's very specific in the kissing department, BTW; there's the big loud single smackeroo, the rapid multiple smooch-smooch-smooch-smooch, and in between is the quick triple-peck. This despite the fact that she seems to have decided that "step up" covers anything and everything and I'm supposed to figure out what she means by it each time -- she's actually learned more phrases in budgie than in English as far as I can tell (It's hard to say whether the budgies actually understand her or not.)

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*(luckily the spelling should help avoid confusion)
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