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Re: question about behavior

Posted by Randy on 8/26/08
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    On 8/24/08, tt wrote:
    > or I was going to say, he thinks of you as his mate maybe?
    >
    > On 8/23/08, S. wrote:
    >> He is simply showing you his dominance over you. He is up
    >> higher than you and wants you to know it. I would recommend
    >> holding him on your arm instead to see if that changes his
    >> behavior.
    >>
    >>
    >> On 8/21/08, Jeanne Anderson wrote:
    >>> I have a blue headed pionus, very affectionate, great bird.
    >>> he does something that I was wondering what it might mean.
    >>> He gets on my shoulder and gets real close to me, making
    >>> noise, not squacking, and he moves alittle back and forth
    >>> and up and down.Its like he can't get close enough and it
    >> is
    >>> almost like he is being affectionate. I can do anything
    >>> with him, doesn't bite, scream, has run of the house, loves
    >>> to be where we are. He doesn't do this all the time, just
    >>> sometimes.

    That's exactly what he's doing--showing extreme affection. It
    has nothing to do with dominance of any type. That's not the way
    birds show dominance. Many shoulder parrots do that. It's
    nothing new.