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Re: Repetitive Behaviour

Postby ParrotsForLife » Wed Feb 22, 2017 12:24 pm

Pajarita wrote:Well, the beak knocking is common to virtually all parrot species - some more, some less but I think that they all do it at some point in time. I don't know about the body rotation thing... I know that the video you posted was titled as if that was a courtship behavior but I looked at a video of wild birds of the same species and the male did not do that -he was 'bowing' to the hen.

If he were mine, I would re-evaluate my entire husbandry starting with light quality/schedule and diet because these are Indian birds and they all consume little protein and a lot of plant material.

I moved him into the sitting room away from all the other birds so he has the cage all to himself and I will dim the lights as the sun starts to go down and then turn it off completely.He doesn't eat much protein foods and he loves Kale and Broccoli is a favourite too.
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Re: Repetitive Behaviour

Postby Tman007 » Wed Feb 22, 2017 8:59 pm

When I put Axel on the table in frint of me he will tap his beak and raise his wings in the air.
I am working on capturing it so I can get him to do it on que.
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Re: Repetitive Behaviour

Postby Pajarita » Thu Feb 23, 2017 11:37 am

I don't think that isolating him from the other birds and putting him in a human area is going to benefit him, Brandon. It wasn't the other birds that created the problem that derived into stereotypies -if that is what he has.
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Re: Repetitive Behaviour

Postby ParrotsForLife » Thu Feb 23, 2017 12:30 pm

Pajarita wrote:I don't think that isolating him from the other birds and putting him in a human area is going to benefit him, Brandon. It wasn't the other birds that created the problem that derived into stereotypies -if that is what he has.

It already seems to be benefitting him, He still comes up during the day but he will have his own space to sleep earlier than they do.
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