Pajarita wrote:I allow my birds to perch wherever they want on me so, yes, shoulders, head, hanging from the neck or hem of my tops, etc. I no longer wear any form of jewelry (not even my engagement or wedding ring) precisely because of the parrots -I also no longer paint my nails or wear perfume on my neck and even have an entire drawer and shelf with 'parrot clothes' (my husband says I look like a homeless person because of them )
Wolf wrote:I guess it is a matter of personal preferences or self defense in some cases as to weather the bird should be on your shoulder or not.
For me it is a good place for mine to perch as it leaves my hands free to do other things. So far all of my birds are allowed on my shoulder, but I do get my ear bitten a lot but not by any of my larger birds. the only one that regularly bites my ears id Keeta, my parrotlet and she is the smallest bird that I have, but she can really bite hard for so small of a bird. Her first response to anything new or different is to bite it and then bite it some more until she is satisfied that it will not bite her back. My largest bird is a YNA and I am just a bit leery of her on my shoulder as she is large enough to do some damage should she bite my face or ears very hard, so I probably would be very cautious with ant bird that was any larger than that.
To me riding on my shoulder is great for my smaller birds that can't do too much damage but it is still a matter of how much I trust the particular bird, even the smaller ones.
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