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Green Cheek Throwing Up or Regurgitating?

If anyone out there has had a similar experience or knows what I'm talking about - please help!

Last week my gc was sitting on my husbands leg and his head starting bobbing and he threw up (or regurgitated) and flung it everywhere. This occurred about three times. He seemed perfectly normal otherwise, so we thought maybe something didn't agree with him or something. Then it happened again yesterday (a week later) when I brought him out of his cage. Exact same scenario - about three times (even after I put him back in cage) and flinging it. Now, I read online that they will regurgitate out of love but I also read that if they fling it like that then it is vomitting. I also read that it is impossible for birds to vomit. Does anyone have a clue what might be happening? He seems perfectly normal eating, sleeping, etc. Thanks!

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It sounds like he is in love hehe! I wouldn't be too worried. I know loads of people get if haha

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Midori does this to me too, no need to worry.
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Thanks for the comments. I feel better now. I was worried that the flinging might mean something bad
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It's icky, but he's in love and wanting to feed his beloved! I wouldn't encourage it or make a big deal out of it. It's very frustrating for them to be in "love" with someone or something who can't love them back. Try to limit your rubbing of him to his head and neck. Anywhere else, like under the wings or the back, is seen as sexual to them, and again, very frustrating. Nature always wins!

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That could definitely be it - has has recently come to quite enjoy back petting. He used to only like it on his head but will let us (mostly my husband) pet him down his back now and seems to like it. I guess that explains why he is liking it! I've already told my husband to stop because Marco is in love with him. The look on his face was kind of funny
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I just read that again today in an article in this month's Bird Talk. It said to limit petting to the head and neck area and stay away from the back and under the wings especially. I know it's hard to resist when the bird seems to really enjoy it! (a little too much, it turns out!)

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