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Hi --- two behavior questions here. Just because I'm curious of others' experiences.

Can you tell when your bird is about to poop. I most definitely can. He gets his body all stiff, his chest puffs up a little bit, he gets a look of concentration on his face, lifts up his tail... sure enough... he poops. ... It's funny. I didn't expect this preamble to the droppings. Do your birds do this also?

When my bird is tired... he makes cute little squeaks. Faint soft squeaks that seems to say.... "I'm sleepy." Like he wants to let me know. I'm not sure what he wants (b/c he does this even when in his cage)... but whenever I can see that he's tired and I ask "are you sleepy? Is that a sleepy bird" ... he responds to my tone and closes his eyes further and more. As if to say.... "yes, I am. You're right... I'm sleepy."

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Yes, when I'm paying closer attention to them, I can tell when they are about to poop and have even dodged from being a target when spending quality time with them.

Those little chirps they do when wanting to nap/sleep are really cute.
I see them as a lullaby they sing for themselves.
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I agree, I can tell when my girl is about to poop as well Body language is a huge part of budgie communication!

I love the bedtime chirps These days, since my girl imitates the dove, she makes tiny little dove cooing noises as she's getting ready to sleep
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Yes, indeed -- our budgies communicate with us in many ways if we take the time to observe their body language, listen to their chirps and learn from them.
You have learned to read your budgie very quickly which is excellent!

I'm able to tell when my budgies (and lovebirds) are ready to poop and they each have individual little "bedtime rituals" including chirps which I love.
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Yep I also notice when they are about to poop lol, I first noticed it about my sweet girl (rip) she always puffed up and did like a squatting thingy so I always knew when to avoid haha !


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When Apollo is just chillin' on a branch he puffs up a bit and kind of rustles his feathers whenever he's about to poop. When he's playing around there's no way to know when it's coming though, so occasionally I find little terds on my hands or lap

Apollo makes super sweet little chirps when he's sleepy too. It cool to see that this is a typical budgie thing, I've been wondering what it means.
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Yes I can tell when Cthulhu is about to go to the toilet, it is useful when I am holding him.

He also makes the cutest little creaks, clicks and tootles when he is relaxing or about to take a nap. It is too adorable.
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Yes, I can tell when a poop is coming. Just this morning I caught one in my hand from one of my birds that was out for his morning exercise. He has been on some medication so it was a good chance to get a good look at the dropping before it hit the floor. This same bird will sit on my shoulder at night before bedtime and serenade me with the sweetest little squeaks and peeps, I love listening to him.
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Originally Posted by aluz View Post
Yes, when I'm paying closer attention to them, I can tell when they are about to poop and have even dodged from being a target when spending quality time with them.

Those little chirps they do when wanting to nap/sleep are really cute.
I see them as a lullaby they sing for themselves.
Ha.... I've dodged a dropping or two myself. I love the sleepy chirps.

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I agree, I can tell when my girl is about to poop as well Body language is a huge part of budgie communication!

I love the bedtime chirps These days, since my girl imitates the dove, she makes tiny little dove cooing noises as she's getting ready to sleep
Oh... that is too cute about the dove. I saw a pet dove for the first time yesterday.... there are two new ringneck doves in my local petstore. I youtubed to learn more about them. Very interesting.

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Yes, indeed -- our budgies communicate with us in many ways if we take the time to observe their body language, listen to their chirps and learn from them.
You have learned to read your budgie very quickly which is excellent!

I'm able to tell when my budgies (and lovebirds) are ready to poop and they each have individual little "bedtime rituals" including chirps which I love.
Thanks... ! I enjoy learning to try to read his body language. It's hard but I'm learning. He has a fairly dynamic personality and lots of moods. He keeps me on my toes.

[QUOTE=karkarkar;3819226]Yep I also notice when they are about to poop lol, I first noticed it about my sweet girl (rip) she always puffed up and did like a squatting thingy so I always knew when to avoid haha !

lol... yeah, that's kind of close to what my budgie does. and the tail goes up. it's funny. I can clearly tell his mind on something else.

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When Apollo is just chillin' on a branch he puffs up a bit and kind of rustles his feathers whenever he's about to poop. When he's playing around there's no way to know when it's coming though, so occasionally I find little terds on my hands or lap

Apollo makes super sweet little chirps when he's sleepy too. It cool to see that this is a typical budgie thing, I've been wondering what it means.

... I'd say that's similar with my bird. I have my share of surprises as well.

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Yes I can tell when Cthulhu is about to go to the toilet, it is useful when I am holding him.

He also makes the cutest little creaks, clicks and tootles when he is relaxing or about to take a nap. It is too adorable.
So cute. My budgies is very slow to wake up in the morning as well. Not a morning person. Even after 10 hours of sleep.

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lol
It is funny when you can spot those little things. I only notice the poop motion when I'm standing near my babies doing some training.
Bedtime is great though, they both have a funny routine. It's play time first, then they settle and whoever is first to the two swings picks the one with side bits.
Then if LuLu ( it's usually her but does happen the other way occasionally ) didn't get the big swing with the side bits goes to the other swing and she will pull the other swing over or climb across the roof to push Max off 'her' swing. It's so funny. I will try to locate another swing with side bits as they love it so much.
Then they settle down with the wonderful night night chirps and chit chat. I love that noise it makes me so happy. Xx
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