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Blaine
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 05, 2017 12:16 pm    Post subject: Head twitching and chewing

So I'm very new to birds, but I fell in love with my little Kakariki called Fidget.

I find half the stuff he does worrying, I have no idea which little quirks means he is happy or sad. But I've noticed one that I haven't been able to work out through googling, so I'm here because this looks like the best place to ask.

He has recently started twitching his head up and down while chewing nothing. I sat next to him for about 20 minutes and he did it continuously. I tried interrupting it by giving him a treat and he took the treat, ate it, then went straight back to it.

I have no idea what to make of this!
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 05, 2017 12:18 pm    Post subject:

Oh! He also sometimes makes a grinding noise with his beak, then rubs his face on whatever he is standing on while twitching his head and chewing.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 06, 2017 8:46 am    Post subject:

nodding his he.. we will assume he is a he.. and chewing.. usually they have regurgitated a little food, and wishes to share it it with a mate.
And you are 'IT'
This is a good sign that you are both are getting on well.

Make use of the "quick search" button on the left
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 06, 2017 11:05 am    Post subject:

Oh man, really? He hardly interacts with me other than for food. As lovely as the idea is, I don't think he sees me as his mate.
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