What is this parrot doing? (curious behavior)

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What is this parrot doing? (curious behavior)

Post by Papagen » Sat, 06 Sep 2003 10:32:14



I have a young female maroon-bellied conure, very tame and
affectionate. The curious behavior is when she's perched on her cage
and I walk up and start dancing salsa (stepping forwards and back).

She will give me a funny look and crane her neck up as far as it
will go, and then start bobbing her whole head, neck and body
up and down. It's the funniest thing to watch. It's not just the
normal bobbing she does when I bring out a treat to feed her,
it's really extreme. If I stop dancing and reach out my hand
she'll hop onto it, so it's not like she's upset or anything.

Does anyone know what this is all about?

P

 
 
 

What is this parrot doing? (curious behavior)

Post by NaDean » Sat, 06 Sep 2003 11:09:36


Sounds like she is dancing with you! My tiel does this as well, but as soon
as you look at him, he freezes. It is so funny.


Quote:
> I have a young female maroon-bellied conure, very tame and
> affectionate. The curious behavior is when she's perched on her cage
> and I walk up and start dancing salsa (stepping forwards and back).

> She will give me a funny look and crane her neck up as far as it
> will go, and then start bobbing her whole head, neck and body
> up and down. It's the funniest thing to watch. It's not just the
> normal bobbing she does when I bring out a treat to feed her,
> it's really extreme. If I stop dancing and reach out my hand
> she'll hop onto it, so it's not like she's upset or anything.

> Does anyone know what this is all about?

> P

 
 
 

What is this parrot doing? (curious behavior)

Post by Jennifer Mulle » Sat, 06 Sep 2003 11:13:44



Quote:

> She will give me a funny look and crane her neck up as far as it
> will go, and then start bobbing her whole head, neck and body
> up and down. It's the funniest thing to watch. It's not just the
> normal bobbing she does when I bring out a treat to feed her,
> it's really extreme. If I stop dancing and reach out my hand
> she'll hop onto it, so it's not like she's upset or anything.

Many parrots use that to "beg"-for attention, food, whatever.

My Blue-Crowned Conure will also bob like that when I play music he likes.

        J.

 
 
 

What is this parrot doing? (curious behavior)

Post by Paul » Sat, 06 Sep 2003 11:35:04


I think is a mating dance....

--
Paulo

Quote:


> > She will give me a funny look and crane her neck up as far as it
> > will go, and then start bobbing her whole head, neck and body
> > up and down. It's the funniest thing to watch. It's not just the
> > normal bobbing she does when I bring out a treat to feed her,
> > it's really extreme. If I stop dancing and reach out my hand
> > she'll hop onto it, so it's not like she's upset or anything.

> Many parrots use that to "beg"-for attention, food, whatever.

> My Blue-Crowned Conure will also bob like that when I play music he likes.

>         J.

 
 
 

What is this parrot doing? (curious behavior)

Post by oldmoll » Sat, 06 Sep 2003 22:48:43



Quote:
> I have a young female maroon-bellied conure, very tame and
> affectionate. The curious behavior is when she's perched on her cage
> and I walk up and start dancing salsa (stepping forwards and back).

> She will give me a funny look and crane her neck up as far as it
> will go, and then start bobbing her whole head, neck and body
> up and down. It's the funniest thing to watch. It's not just the
> normal bobbing she does when I bring out a treat to feed her,
> it's really extreme. If I stop dancing and reach out my hand
> she'll hop onto it, so it's not like she's upset or anything.

> Does anyone know what this is all about?

 The bird is 'dancing' with you.

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What is this parrot doing? (curious behavior)

Post by Katr » Sat, 06 Sep 2003 23:25:52


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> > I have a young female maroon-bellied conure, very tame and
> > affectionate. The curious behavior is when she's perched on her cage
> > and I walk up and start dancing salsa (stepping forwards and back).

> > She will give me a funny look and crane her neck up as far as it
> > will go, and then start bobbing her whole head, neck and body
> > up and down. It's the funniest thing to watch. It's not just the
> > normal bobbing she does when I bring out a treat to feed her,
> > it's really extreme. If I stop dancing and reach out my hand
> > she'll hop onto it, so it's not like she's upset or anything.

> > Does anyone know what this is all about?

>  The bird is 'dancing' with you.

Go to Seaworld sometime and watch the trainers get the killer whales to
perform. ;-) It is similar. The whales will imitate the body language of
the trainers for some of the "tricks" that they do.

The really bright animals learn tricks by "imitation" so Molly is quite
right! My***atoo, Freya, will raise both wings and say "Ahhhh!!!" when
I raise my arms and say "Ahhhh!". She also makes kissy sounds when I
kiss her on the beak or head...

Birds are so silly and wonderful!

K.

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What is this parrot doing? (curious behavior)

Post by Fred » Sun, 07 Sep 2003 01:11:19


My conure does that too.

She is saying "I want".  Now you have to figure out what.

Usually, they just want to be picked up.

It needs you.  When it does that, show it some attention.
Don't reject it.


Quote:
> I have a young female maroon-bellied conure, very tame and
> affectionate. The curious behavior is when she's perched on her cage
> and I walk up and start dancing salsa (stepping forwards and back).

> She will give me a funny look and crane her neck up as far as it
> will go, and then start bobbing her whole head, neck and body
> up and down. It's the funniest thing to watch. It's not just the
> normal bobbing she does when I bring out a treat to feed her,
> it's really extreme. If I stop dancing and reach out my hand
> she'll hop onto it, so it's not like she's upset or anything.

> Does anyone know what this is all about?

> P

 
 
 

What is this parrot doing? (curious behavior)

Post by Visio » Sun, 07 Sep 2003 06:12:49


Step away from the cage!

Ever see the movie Alien?

Just kidding!

She is doing the "I wanna step-up dance"!

She wants to be with you :)  She has bonded with you and wants to spend time
with you!

You are part of her flock :)

Congrats!


Quote:
> I have a young female maroon-bellied conure, very tame and
> affectionate. The curious behavior is when she's perched on her cage
> and I walk up and start dancing salsa (stepping forwards and back).

> She will give me a funny look and crane her neck up as far as it
> will go, and then start bobbing her whole head, neck and body
> up and down. It's the funniest thing to watch. It's not just the
> normal bobbing she does when I bring out a treat to feed her,
> it's really extreme. If I stop dancing and reach out my hand
> she'll hop onto it, so it's not like she's upset or anything.

> Does anyone know what this is all about?

> P