Unusual head movement. Anyone else experienced this?
We bought Deacon and Rayna when they were very young. We were told only a few weeks old but after research we believe them to be at first moult stage.
Anywho, with one boy and one girl it seems the hormones are kicking in. Deacon, our male, has developed a very strange head movement to Rayna (the female). I've had birds before but have never seen this. He stretches out, looks at her, then puts his head back and does what can only be described as a small bow to her. He even holds his head in the down position for a second or two. Like he sees her as royalty. He does this about 5 to 10 times and then goes back in to the frantic head bobbing and clicking at her.
Yes, I'm familiar with the bowing during a normal interaction between budgies and it's not a cause of concern. What I have noticed over the years is that not all budgies will incorporate the bowing on their interactions, in fact I only had an odd few who would do so. Currently my Leonel is the only one who occasionally bows to his mate Peppy.
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Oh... I love the bowing. It's really cute. Does it look something like this? I'd love to see a video if you ever captured one.
There's a video in this article where the budgie is doing a lot of head bowing to a plastic toy.
For some reason budgies go crazy for that particular penguin toy. That said, I'm aware that once the owner of this budgie saw that her bird had become obsessed with this toy, she took it away (and provides toys that don't cause any issues.)
Haha that's so sweet! Hermes does this to Izzy a fair amount. He also adds some head bobbing just for fun Sometimes he'll bow then Izzy bows then he bows and she bows, and it continues on and on and on....It's really cute and sweet though. They love copying each other.
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