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Re: Baby Blue Front

Posted by Sonoma on 7/28/06
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    On 7/28/06, Carla wrote:
    > My 3 month old baby keeps trying to squeeze himself
    > between his food dish and his feeding perch. At first I
    > thought "let him learn that he doesn't fit". But it keeps
    > going on like he will never learn. Is he neurotic or is
    > there a possible brain dysfunction? Or is he just being a
    > baby. I have another parrot but this is my first Amazon.

    Sounds like Schizophrenia to me! Best bring in an avian
    certified psychiatrist. :)

    Seriously, birds (especially young ones) are always growing
    new feathers and they itch like crazy. My amazon is 20 and
    even though he gets plenty of scratching behind the ears
    from me, he will sometimes stand at the end of the perch and
    rub his back against the bars of the cage.

    Your bird may just be trying to find something that will hit
    that right spot that itches. They depend upon other birds to
    scratch the areas their beak can't reach (or upon you). Try
    giving him some gentle scratches behind its head and see if
    he likes that instead. It makes the bird more comfortable
    and is a great way to bond with it. If that is the problem,
    this is your opportunity to become his best friend for
    life. :)