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Posted 8/31/2009 8:45:07 AM Post #2042
 

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At first I thought this was just my bird masturbating as described in one of the many books I've bought in order to help care for it.

But then it got weirder! She/he ( I have no idea) went to the corner of the cage and hung upside down with her wings and tail spread wide open. While making no noise she did this for three or four times before settling down and eating. While this happened two days ago she did it again this morning. I also thought maybe she was just stretching but I've seen her stretch before and this does not look like it.


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Posted 9/16/2009 7:52:26 AM Post #2055
 

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Is your bird a Linnie?  I've read that they like to hang upside down.  I've read that they will often do that exact thing you described.  Exspecially when getting misted.
Posted 11/30/2009 6:43:20 PM Post #2107
 

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Cockatiels also do this. My flock at home love to hang out on the curtain rods. They will hold on tight, flip over and dangle with wings and tail feathers spread wide. This is a sort of exercise/display. Birds who feel really happy and healthy tend to do this. I would not worry about this behavior.
Posted 1/25/2011 7:43:29 AM Post #2501
 

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It's a natural thing for birds to do that.

ME!!!!
Posted 2/9/2011 11:36:11 AM Post #2516
 

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I've seen this behavior before, I hope it is the sign of a happy healthy bird and not just about a bird going batty. Sorry couldn't resist.

I wonder if bats sit upright on a perch when they're happy, and healthy?

I'll just keep wondering that one....no investigation required.



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Posted 1/29/2012 9:00:57 PM Post #2846
 

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this is totally normal for many birds. I have several different species and they all do this!! 

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