Cockatiel Sits on My Shins

by Camille
(New Jersey)

My cockatiel likes to sit on my shins. This behavior developed recently. She still sits on my shoulder, etc. Why does she like to sit on my shins and is this normal behavior?

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Apr 24, 2010
Cockatiel Sits on My Shins
by: Linda

Well, it is not abnormal behavior though it IS a little on the strange side. If you wish to stop this, just stop it. Everytime she gets on your shins, pick her up and say NO and put her elsewhere. You don't need to shout it, just let her know that you are somewhat uncomfortable with the shin-sitting (I'm cracking up here!!!) What a funny little bird you have.

So, if you don't mind it, then allow her to keep doing it. I think once she decides to give a good little nip, you may decide you don't like it much.

What a funny story, and I needed a funny story more than you will EVER KNOW!

Thanks so much for writing,
Linda

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