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Old 08-10-2015, 12:48 PM
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Question Tail shaking then a quick puff of the feathers

So I was out of the room for maybe 15 minutes and when I came back in I realized that I had forgotten to change Lemon's water and blow the seed shells out of his bowl. So after I did I sad down on a chair in front of his cage and he started shaking his tail feathers very quickly for a second or two them ended it with puffing his feathers. I read somewhere that it means he's happy but I'm not sure.

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Old 08-10-2015, 01:02 PM
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That's a normal thing all birds do, and it's also part of the preening rituals.
It's good that he is comfortable enough to be preening in your presence, it means he's letting his guard down and just normally taking care of his hygiene, stretching the wings (usually first thing in the morning right after waking up and after a short nap as well), shaking tail feathers and the full out "feather explosion".
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with Aluz It's so cute when they do this!
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It's great that Lemon has become comfortable with you now!
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I agree with all the members...my birds do it all the time and it's a treat to watch them do it.
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