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Angry Little Birds

Postby MissLady9902 » Tue Nov 03, 2009 8:43 am

Do any of your birds play with a toy but it looks like they are angry when they play with it?
Noodle is currently screaming at and beating her bell and plastic toy. She seems really angry at it!
When she hits it is swings back and bumps her and then she gets mad and "beats" it up!
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Re: Angry Little Birds

Postby MandyG » Tue Nov 03, 2009 9:18 am

Yes!

Mojo has this bell that he absolutely 'hates'. It's one of his favorite toys to play with but it always seems like he's taking out a lot of agression on it. I've always thought it was good for him to be using up that type of energy on the bell. Is this a good idea? Or is it bad to be encouraging that type of 'playing'? I think it looks like he's just having a blast playing with it, but maybe he does really just hate it that much? :?

Here's a picture, I'll upload a video once I figure out how ;)
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Re: Angry Little Birds

Postby Patty and Flock » Wed Nov 04, 2009 7:35 pm

I assure you that your birds are having the time of their lives with their toys. Different birds play differently and this is just your bird's style of play. It isn't aggression or anger. Good for you for having birds that interact so well with their toys!
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Re: Angry Little Birds

Postby Michael » Wed Nov 04, 2009 7:38 pm

Kili is the same way and attacks the bells on her toys too. I don't know what it is with parrots and bells. But all I can tell you is you DO NOT want to get your fingers between that parrot and her bell! :lol:
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Re: Angry Little Birds

Postby Natacha » Wed Nov 11, 2009 4:46 pm

Oh yeah..there is the one particular toy with a bell that EVERY one of my bird gets angry and screams at while playing with it.

Here is a video of Joey with said toy.

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Re: Angry Little Birds

Postby TheNzJessie » Thu May 27, 2010 4:49 am

my budgie goes nuts at bells, i think he is trying to be louder than the bell. because when he achieves is he stops and plays with something else. (userly its coming over the the side of the cage for a pat)

he also hold the bell in his foot. turns it upside down and tried to eat the little bit that makes the noise
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Re: Angry Little Birds

Postby issy » Thu May 27, 2010 5:26 am

Yep, Sheldon goes crazy when he plays with his toys. =D

He also loves attacking his bell.
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Re: Angry Little Birds

Postby TheNzJessie » Thu May 27, 2010 5:43 am

issy check my post that is titles 'setting up for a new rainbow lorikeet' give me some ideas hehehe :) i want to get other poeples ideas about lorikeets not just mine :)
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Re: Angry Little Birds

Postby lzver » Thu May 27, 2010 8:14 am

There is definitely something about bells and parrots. Both Lucy and Jessie attack their's all the time and they love playing with them ... I have at least 1 toy with a bell in their cage at all times because they play with them every day.
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Re: Angry Little Birds

Postby Marnie » Thu May 27, 2010 9:26 am

one of my budgies has a real weird thing for his bells, he puts them on his head! he goes from bell to bell as if trying them on for size. he will put his face in too and he talks to them all the time.
he is never far from one of them.
the other budgie could care less for bells.

Marnie attacks hers, she seems to hate that darn bell and is not happy till she knocks it down.
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