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Fluffed feathers

Hi everyone. My Lola fluffs her feathers any time I go near her. Is this a behavior thing? Or a defensive thing? I've read that it's because they're cold, but she does it as soon as I go to speak to her. Has anyone experienced this?
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Sounds like she's being defensive. If she's only doing it when you're near it's most likely her trying to make herself look somewhat bigger and scarier (basically parrot body language for go away )

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My green cheek is silly tame, she fluffs when I take her out of her cage... I would say she is being aggressive if I didn't know her.. But in my case she isn't... As I said she fluffs.. Then does a silly fluffy happy dance for me... But then she's a nut bar...lol
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My green cheek is silly tame, she fluffs when I take her out of her cage... I would say she is being aggressive if I didn't know her.. But in my case she isn't... As I said she fluffs.. Then does a silly fluffy happy dance for me... But then she's a nut bar...lol
The only reason why I think it's aggression is because the OP said (or at least I think they did, sorry if I'm wrong!) that this isn't a hands on bird. I know exactly what you mean by the silly fluffy happy dance haha. I think that's a conure thing

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The only reason why I think it's aggression is because the OP said (or at least I think they did, sorry if I'm wrong!) that this isn't a hands on bird. I know exactly what you mean by the silly fluffy happy dance haha. I think that's a conure thing
She does it for my hubby too, but with him she bites.. not with me. She can be sassy with others, when my parrotlet fluffs... get the heck out of his way!!...lol
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It depends what feathers are being fluffed. I remember reading in one of my parrot behavior books that different patterns of fluffed feathers mean different things. I can't remember exactly, but I do remember the fluffed up feathers by the beak means the bird is friendly (it's like they are trying to make their beaks less intimidating), but fluffed up feathers by the nape and fanned out tail is aggressive (think strutting amazon).
The feather fluffing is kind of like a dog's wagging tail--can mean happy or aggressive, you have to know how to read it.

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Thank you all for your answers. It is with a very heavy heart I tell you all the Lola passed away this morning 4 months old R.I.P
Now I think her fluffed feathers were because she was ill?
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I'm so sorry to hear.
Maybe this article can help you to find out whether she was ill:
http://www.birds-online.de/gesundhei...rkennen_en.htm
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IM so sorry ... RIP Lola.
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