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Reading Your Bird's Body Language


Birds have been found to be quite intelligent, and are able to communicate their needs and wants through their body language. If you study your bird's body language, you will better be able to respond to your bird's needs.
  • If you remember you childhood, you may recall that when you were afraid that you have done something wrong that would be punished, you would try to hide or be invisible. Birds also behave like that. When a bird is afraid, it will try its best to remain unnoticed. Its eyes would be unblinking, and it would be staring straight ahead. Its wings would be kept as close as possible to the body, and the bird will stand unmoving.

  • When your bird is excited, you are sure to notice. The bird will be moving as many parts of itself that it can, its head will be bobbing up and down, and it will be screeching at the top of its lungs.

  • If only superficially observed, anger may look like excitement; however you can tell the difference by carefully observing your bird. An angry bird will be standing in an attack position, it will be puffed up and leaning forward. An angry bird will typically be weaving from left to right, and be just as noisy as an excited bird.
It is important to know what your pet bird is feeling at a particular time so that you will be able to react appropriately, and avoid getting bitten.




 
 
 

 
 
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