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Old 02-14-2017, 07:26 PM   #1
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Curious Behavior

Hi fellow parrotlet lovers, I am just curious about a common movement and sound my Aurora makes. Has anyone else experienced where their parrotlet will puff up, flap her wings, and make little chirping sounds all at the same time over and over for a minute? My gut instinct is telling me that she is trying to puff up and guard her home, but really I am curious to hear if anyone knows why she does this. Is she showing me attitude? Ha, ha, just curious what she is trying to communicate with this behavior...
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Old 02-14-2017, 07:49 PM   #2
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Is there an object or sound that triggers it? This sounds like the intense obsessions they are prone to. Crinkling plastic? Running water? A tissue? A pill bottle?
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It is baffling me because there seems to be no trigger (no noises or tissues or pills or anything), besides me just looking at her and talking to her. This is why I thought perhaps this was an aggressive tone she was taking towards me. Not sure!
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Does it happen more when you are standing close to her cage? Jabba has two platform perches close to front of the cage and he does that when he is standing on one of those perches and I come close to his cage. I think he is warning me not to mess with his space.
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While cage aggression is very common, this type of behavior is normally how parrotlets show excitement (and obsession) instead of aggression. While sticking your finger through the bars WILL get you bit, I would see this as an excited conversation instead of death threats. Talking to humans is FUN! And fast chirping and fluffed feathers is normally an indication of excitement.
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This is gonna sound odd but what is your sense about these actions?

When Jules acts out like this I can usually get a feel if she is happy or mad or sad or distressed. I may not understand the triggers but her underlying emotion I can usually read to some degree.
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It does sound like some sort of excitement, the release of a powerful emotional movement, like great happiness.
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Fluffed up & fast chirps sometimes mean excitement? I thought it was always anger? How can you tell the difference if they bite regardless?
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Fluffed up & fast chirps sometimes mean excitement? I thought it was always anger? How can you tell the difference if they bite regardless?
You will learn the subtle differences, but honestly, when Tumi is actually angry his feathers are slicked. When he is puffed, even when he is biting, he is having so much fun! He LOVES to express himself to the world as the big bird he is! With a parrotlet, though, biting doesn't mean anger. Biting can become a part of any interaction, even those of love. They are so small that their instincts are to lash out to keep themselves safe, so they do. They are mercurial creatures, and anger and love and happiness and biting aren't separate categories and emotions.
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You will learn the subtle differences, but honestly, when Tumi is actually angry his feathers are slicked. When he is puffed, even when he is biting, he is having so much fun! He LOVES to express himself to the world as the big bird he is! With a parrotlet, though, biting doesn't mean anger. Biting can become a part of any interaction, even those of love. They are so small that their instincts are to lash out to keep themselves safe, so they do. They are mercurial creatures, and anger and love and happiness and biting aren't separate categories and emotions.
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Thank you for the helpful response, as always
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