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IRN, pinning

Post by LoveCharlie » Sat May 11, 2013 3:30 pm

Good afternoon :D

Had a question for today, thank you for patience, new here and still trying to learn how to navigate the site.

Is it normal for our ringneck to pin constantly as I talk to her? She makes cute soft sounds also.

Thank you,


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Re: IRN, pinning

Post by clawnz » Sun May 12, 2013 12:42 pm

Yes they are not like some Parrots and certainly the pupils dilate at a very rapid rate with emotions.
Where some birds pin when they are giving you the evil eye.
So I feel what you are seeing is her love for you.

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Re: IRN, pinning

Post by LoveCharlie » Sun May 12, 2013 7:16 pm

Nice to meet you clawnZ,

Thank you very much for you answer, I am so glad to hear is a sign of love :D

Very excited to keep learning about our girl.

Thank you again! :mrgreen:

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Re: IRN, pinning

Post by stillbeing » Sat May 18, 2013 3:20 am

Aaah!! Thanks so much for this info - I always thought pinning was a sign of aggression, so I was nervous when my bird started that up . . . then I noticed him putting his head down and muttering "good boy". Turns out he didn't want to take a chunk out of me, he just wanted head scritches!

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Re: IRN, pinning

Post by SunniEddie » Sun May 26, 2013 4:44 am

I get confused by the pinning also, but in the case of our is more likely to be aggression and caution towards me. He doesn't pin with my partner at all but depending on his mood he will pin at me. Who would think that a bird can tell you so much with their eyes!
Jess and Damo

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