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Why do conures 'bounce'

So....what's with the bouncy/bobbing thing with my Torquise Conure?

Is it excitement, happy? I'm not sure.

Sometimes he goes so low it looks like he's ready for take off.
Is that what it is? He wants to fly?
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Mine bounces when he is excited to see someone and wants to go to them ....he is clipped and cannot fly.
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Yes, Libby does that bouncing thing too. She looks like she's going to take off any moment (also clipped), but fails to let go of the perch she's on (one more jump and I'll make it!). So cute!

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Shira is fully flighted, and she knows it. She flies whenever she wants to. Nevertheless, she still does that from time to time.


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Both my green cheeks bob a lot, Dexter more so. I assume this is the sort of 'pleeeaaase mommy' thing they do and being as Dexter is hand raised I would of thought he'd do it a lot more. Now Pickles has started to do it too

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Kiki bounces accross the top of her cage, it looks to me as if she's just excited.




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My Sun Conure bounces to music. She loves to dance.

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Both my green cheeks bob a lot, Dexter more so. I assume this is the sort of 'pleeeaaase mommy' thing they do and being as Dexter is hand raised I would of thought he'd do it a lot more. Now Pickles has started to do it too

Both your Green Cheeks??? When did you get a second one?

Maxx bounces all the time.



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yep, i agree, Cricket usually does it if he sees me and wants to come to me. I also think it is a "please mommy i wanna come over there" thing. Too lazy to fly, he does that and he knows i think he is cute so I go and get him.

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Here is a short video clip of my Pineapple gcc bouncing ... he wants to come to me but I was busy....( videoing him...lol )

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Very cute video! Both my birds bounce. Ricky more then LLucy but they both do.

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Kiki dances ALL THE TIME!




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Aristotle does that when he's in his cage - it's a begging me to take him out thing. When my hubby tells him he's a pretty bird (even when out of the cage) he does it too. He also dances to music! Lol! My friend's GCC bounces and taps his foot to music!


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Bob - I bought him as a Maroon bellied, then I realised he was a GCC, but then I looked at him compared to Tippa's maroon bellied and we came to the conclusion he was a hybrid. I made a thread on it called 'suprise!' or something like that. Tons of pictures!

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All four of ours bounce, we think they are natural born dorks! They are high strung birds. Wouldn't you bounce if you get away with it? I would.....
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Goober does this sometimes - sometimes when I ask her to dance, she'll bounce. Other times, I look over and she's bouncing for no reason. when she's anxious and excited, wants picked up, she kinda bobs her head, wings go out and twitch like 'CMON CMON CMON!'



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