indian ringneck (blue) behavior

why does it tilt its head back and stick its stomach out andchirp when I get close to him. It's cute and likes when I rub its belly. Just wondering what type of behavior it is?

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May 17, 2010
indian ringneck (blue) behavior
by: Linda

The particular behavior of pulling head back and sticking chest out is a defensive behavior seen when someone approaches cage that is set too low.Sometimes new, very frightened birds will also do this. Your bird needs to have its cage set where bird is at eye level with the adults in the home. In other words, when bird is on his highest or most used perch, he is eye level with adults. If the cage is lower than this, it must be either put on something that makes it higher or hung up so BIRD is at eye level with adults.

The reason for this is that a bird constantly kept so low that humans tower over it is ALWAYS TENSE AND STRESSED BECAUSE HE IS ALWAYS ON THE DEFENSIVE. He is uncomfortable is what I'm trying to say, and stress causes other problems like birds becoming sick often and just not feeling well all the time. Think about if YOU were that small, and your home or room was set low so the giants could stand over you and look down on you. It would make you sick in time, and so it is with your bird. Develop the ability to put YOURSELF IN YOUR BIRD'S PLACE, and lots of behaviors will become clear to you.

Linda

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