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Baby bird sky
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Head bobbing

Post by Baby bird sky » Sun Oct 19, 2014 12:59 am

Hi there, so Sky is eating like a dream, growing up to be such a beauty and learning to sit in his cage. He keeps bobbing his head like the whole time he is with me, does that mean anything? He tries to escape from his cage to get to me the whole time. I'm so in love with him!

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Re: Head bobbing

Post by InTheAir » Sun Oct 19, 2014 3:06 am

How old is he? I am guessing he was handfeed. He may be begging to be fed. It is recommended to provide some "comfort feedings" to weaned birds that are begging... I'm not really sure on the particulars of it though... Google search is your friend.

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Re: Head bobbing

Post by Baby bird sky » Sun Oct 19, 2014 8:21 am

He's 8 weeks old. Gets his food and treats. I Offer him something every time. He started rubbing his head against my chin and cheek then he begins bobbing again.

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Re: Head bobbing

Post by Wessel Gordon » Sun Oct 19, 2014 9:15 am

If I were in your position I would just give him a small treat every time he does it. That way he learns that he gets nice things from you and will bond faster (hopefully) and feeding him something small will encourage him to go and "forage" for food in his foodbowl if he's really hungry. Make sure you vary whatever it is you are using as treats so he doesn't develop into a fussy eater.

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Re: Head bobbing

Post by InTheAir » Sun Oct 19, 2014 2:06 pm

Check out this thread, halfway down the first post is information and links about weaning viewtopic.php?f=1&t=799
8 weeks is quite young for an irn to be weaned.

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