He keeps scrapping his beak


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He keeps scrapping his beak

Post by IndianRingneckBoy » Tue Jul 01, 2008 12:36 pm

Koi keeps scrapping his beak together and it makes well a scraping noise WHY?
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Post by Briony » Tue Jul 01, 2008 12:50 pm

mine do it as well, i think its normal, just an irn trait i guess

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Post by chobah » Tue Jul 01, 2008 1:00 pm

I am pretty sure it is a noise that they make when they are content or happy. that is what I have read and been told. my birds only do it when they are relaxed and hanging out with someone they enjoy, so I think that is right.

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Post by Amazonite » Tue Jul 01, 2008 2:54 pm

its a griding noise like if you do if with your teeth, this is fine , means they are happy and relaxed in their environment.
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Post by ryelle » Wed Jul 02, 2008 6:50 am

Spit does this when hes tired and ready to go to bed. its like his way of saying that hes getting ready to sleep. he can spend hours doing it. the noise goes right through me and gives me goose bumps lol. he grinds his bottom part of the beak on the top part when hes all fluffed up

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Post by Fah » Wed Jul 02, 2008 7:19 am

I happy bird.. looking after itself produces it. Its a grinding much similar to a child sucking their thumb... but with a benefit. Its like purring of a cat more precisely.

When a cat purrs, its a sign of content, being happy, and the vibrations have been proven to strengthen bone tissue.

Birds do it as a sign of content, being happy, and it keeps their beaks ground and properly formed.... its also how rabbits grind their teeth... unlike humans.. beaks grow all their lifetime. And they need to be maintained.

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Post by Raja's_mom » Wed Jul 23, 2008 12:20 am

All birds do this not just Ringnecks Wait till you have six birds all grinding their beaks at the same time. I've gotten used to it now but when I first got my Amazon I thought I was going to go crazy it reminded me of fingernails on a chalkboardLOL now I kind of like it because I know my birds are all happy healthy and content. So what could be better then hearing them all grind their beaks.

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Post by laine » Thu Jul 24, 2008 5:24 am

Smokey grinds his beak. It always happens whilst he's going to sleep. One of his most favorite places to do it is on my laptop. I am on the internet (either ebay or here LOL) he sits in the top left corner - ALWAYS - He puffs up, goes all fat & fluffy, ginds his beak and drifts of to sleep. Sometimes I wonder if he likes the clicking of the keyboard keys as sometimes he wakes up briefly when I stop typing.

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Post by Lauren » Thu Jul 31, 2008 12:22 am

:wink: The sign of a content and happy bird. :D But sometimes it can sound like fingernails down a blackboard! :shock: I remember when we first heard Jibby do it. The lights were out and it was after dark, all was quiet, I remember tippy toeing around the house trying to find out what the noise was, I thought it was a mouse or a possum in the house!! Silly me, I didnt know much about birds back then. :roll:
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