To Kill A Mockingbird Habits

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Legs and Feet
Birds use other body parts for communication more often than they use their legs and feet. Nevertheless, they are some of the most interesting of bird behaviors. This often only happens when they feel their territory is threatened.
Weak legs: Some birds that do not want to perch or stand for themselves display the sudden onset of "weak legs". This usually happens when you have been handling them and want to put them back in their cage; this is their way of resisting. Simply hold your bird and pet her a while longer and her legs will all of a sudden become strong enough to perch, when she feels she has been given enough attention. Some birds become very good at it and make this behavior a routine.
Hanging upside down: Hanging upside
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As it's believed by some experts, birds grind their beaks to keep them in their best condition. It is characterized by the side-to-side sliding of one beak over the other.
Clicking: Back and forth sliding of one beak tip over the other, or clicking of the beak, can mean several things. If clicked several times in a series, your bird is giving a warning and should not be handled. If she clicks only once and pins her eyes but is otherwise unthreatening, she is acknowledging something or greeting you. Clicking of the beak is most often seen in cockatoos and cockatiels.
Wiping: Seeing a bird wiping her beak after eating is common. Usually, the bird will wipe her beak on the cage sides, the cage floor, or on a perch to get it clean. Beak wiping is used by some birds as a way of marking their teritory. This behavior may be seen when birds are kept in areas in which other birds are nearor introduced to others.
Biting: Birds will bite for more than one reason so it+s important to observe the bird's immediate environment and other behaviors to determine the reason behind it. Being angry, being fearful, or defending teritory can all be causes for a bird to bite. An open beak with hissing and a crouching position is a positive indication that the bird will

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