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Exclamation head bobbing ?

so my new, yet to be named,baby bobs her head all the time ? Marley did it before he was weaned but not as much?
is it normal ? should i be worried ?
besides that she eats like a pig and is extremely vocal and active so im not worried about any other health issues
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Its normal, our almost 12 year old sun conure does it all the time, always has

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I have noticed with sun conures that they do it more and more often than other birds, so I wouldn't worry about it

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having an un-weaned baby bird is probably the most stressful thing in the world.
every time i feed her i feel like i am killing her.
it was the same with Marley but the head bobbing makes me more nervous

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Lol, my GCC is fully weaned, and still head bobs whenever she's excited or playing.

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Yeah I think it might be an excitement thing, the rescue here had a quaker that bobbed whenever she was playing or excited. Same with the sun conure babies that they had in the store where I worked (although I wouldnt base good health on any pet from a store haha)



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My conure bobs her head so fast it looks like she is nodding yes... So I am trying to train her to answer he question " do you want a treat? " with her head bob to look like she is saying yes...lol it's really cute!
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i read that it is a baby behavior

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Although it IS a baby behaviour, adult birds will still do it. All of my conures will bob like crazy if they want to get to me or whatever I have haha!

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yeah i noticed that if she is in her cage and just hanging out by her self she doesn't do it but if i come and talk to her she goes crazy

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Bob does it if he's very excited. It's hilarious.

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my linnies do the tell tale "wiggle neck dance" one of the funniest head bobbing rituals... parrotlets apparently do this as well,



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my linnies do the tell tale "wiggle neck dance" one of the funniest head bobbing rituals... parrotlets apparently do this as well,
Oh my life, I just looked this up on YouTube and found a parrotlet doing it. It was SO funny!

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I still have yet to catch a video of kilo doing it, he does it all the time for kali hahaha



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