Posted: Wed Feb 01, 2012 8:43 pm Post subject: showing affection? need help ASAP! please :)
Okay so sometimes my female kak sits on my arm and chirps in a very small voice constantly while slightly lifting her wings up then she nibbles on my arm (occasionally taking a bit to much, like shes trying to get parasites or something ). Is this a way of showing affection or is this not normal and signals shes hurt?
It is not unusual for a small bird to connect your hand with your head or voice intially...
Think like this. a bird lands on a small branch of a tree, in a forest, is there any need for it to associate that branch and its leaves with those on the otherside of the tree, or associate with the trunk ot base of the tree?
Birds primarly communicate thru sound and association of sounds with things that happen....doesnt need to be bird talk.
And so do dogs...cats etc.
Talk and associate those sounds with a treat in the fingers, that associates your sound, a nice treat and your unthreatening hand....
And watch body language... slight lift of the crest, tension in the body legs indicating ready for quick exit...stuff like that. _________________ My Spelling is Not Incorrect...It's 'Creative'
If u had a couple hens in the backyard, they will do the same..would u get a rooster?
A cat dog will do the same, would you then start to breed with a partner?
And if u do get a partner, and they breed, do u have the space for nesting boxes, do u have the avairies /flights to hold the young in?
And getting a mate, then means that u basically become obsolete
Which defeats the piont of having a pet in the 1st place.
Submissive behavour doesnt always mean a sexual relationship. _________________ My Spelling is Not Incorrect...It's 'Creative'
Yes..If just pets another companion of the same sex, or even a different species like a burkes, or turq, cockteil (bit more noisy thu) even a budgie...
It is a good idea if as Pab suggests the bird is going to be left in a cage on a regualar basis...but it may not solve that the bird has attached to you as a compainion......But is that really a problem? is that what we expect from our pets...compainions? _________________ My Spelling is Not Incorrect...It's 'Creative'
I would have never considered a Bourke as pet bird, they seem dull, boring, idle birds... couldn´t be further away from what they really are.
A friend gave me 2 bourke chicks, a couple of days old, to handfeed (their mother would not feed them). One of them died, the other one has been a house pet with my girlfriend for 1+ year... amazing bird, very entertaining, and very social in her own way. During the day she´s often napping, but after sunset she´s very active, spends the whole time running around the table, even would come when not called to "finger wrestle".
Although at times she can be noisy, she makes a shrill call sometimes, very funny. But most of the time it´s just a soft chirp.
I don´t know if this is extensive to all bourkes, or ours is just an exceptional case, but from what I saw my guess is that they are birds with a good temper and very social. _________________ AD ASTRA PER ASPERA
Yes Burkes and turqs are rather quiet birds.. yes dull could be well described, on the other hand, dont need a lot of attention, easy kept companion.
Natually tame and friendly.
Yes they do tend to come alive at dusk, just when other birds are settling down.
Ideal apartment, retirement home type of bird....and compainion bird for a kakariki _________________ My Spelling is Not Incorrect...It's 'Creative'
I was contemplating a cockatiel as i'll be starting uni in a few weeks as well as having a part time job, which will be occupying a lot of my time. Of course i always let her out when i'm home but i just don't want her getting bored and lonely while i'm out :)
You cannot post new topics in this forum You cannot reply to topics in this forum You cannot edit your posts in this forum You cannot delete your posts in this forum You cannot vote in polls in this forum You cannot attach files in this forum You can download files in this forum