Of late He has developed object obsessions!. I have seen him pick up throw and even roll around the floor with a plastic coke bottle lid wrestle with a clothes peg in his cage and he's also danced all over some bath towels his pupils contracting to almost pin pricks! And as I type this thread he's climbing up and down my skipping rope and making these screeches like nails on a blackboard. He'll puff up and dance on the floor bobbing and jumping and doing all sorts of peculiar things. I was wondering why is he doing this? It's not really annoying(Well the nails on the blackboard screeches are!....LOL)
Sparky will be 2 in early November and I know from responses to some other posts of mine he's growing up and becoming sexually mature. Is all this new behaviour and object obsession just an example of him growing up or is he just being a pain in the butt? He doesn only seem to do it when I'm in the room and when I don't appear to be paying attention to him!
C'mon all you 'Bow 'Keet owners what's up with my feathered nut head? Is he normal(As normal as a young male 'Bow 'Keet be...LOL) or just being a turd?
lol hes seems hes having fun. Harriette is like that she is obsessed with all her toys and loves throwing them around. I wouldnt worry about it, he seems hes having a ball which is a good thing. Lol can you get some videos and post them up, would love to see them. Lorries are very humuorous when they play.
I'd love to be able to take vids of Sparky in one of his many moments but I have nothing to take a video with! But I do have a digital camera that I could use to snap a pic or two if I'm lucky! It really is hilarious to watch him! Stuff budgies and cockatiels 'Bow 'Keets are choc ful of personality! I've never seen a budge or a tiel do what Sparky does! I'll charge up the batteries for my camera and see if I can capture Sparky with a peg lying flat on his back! The sight is enough to brighten up anyone's day!....LOL!
I wish Yogie knew how to play. We have a huge basket of lory-safe toys for him to play with but he's not quite sure how. He must have been looked after so badly if he doesn't know how to play (but is slowly learning! He loves his rope toy and bashes broccoli to death) didn't know how to fly (and just plummeted down a metre when he stumbled), had a weak beak that couldn't get through solids, was a bit underweight, and was itching from malnutrition.
But we're slowly getting there with Yoges. He's particularly fascinated by his mirror with a bell hanging off it. He licks his reflection and tries to pull the clapper out of the bell When Yoges first came across his reflection, he was fascinated for literally hours. He'd bring his head in close to the mirror, and pull it away, and continue like that to see how his reflection changed.
Has anyone else had problems with lorikeets not knowing how to play? If so, how did you teach them? Is it just a matter of time before he accepts more toys?
.lol..sounds like tipical Lorikeet's clowning around.. Something you could try is place a piece of Brocili with the steam...my Lorikeets love to pick them up and go crazy with them playing around.... Thou l hope they eat it for vitamin's and calcium then as long as they are happy that's all that count's ..
A toy all my birds have is a little ball about 4cm diameter with bell inside - actually they are cat toys but you can get them in packs of 4 for $2 whereas bird ones are at least $2 each! Boris loves to play fetch with the one that I put on top of her cage when she's out - she throws it off the cage and I fetch it back for her! LOL She also has one inside her cage that she loves to play football with. We'd say "where's Boris?" and then you hear her throwing it around the cage! Hillarious!