Ducky purrs as well. Usually when preening me or my BF. If we reach to return the favor, he scolds us. If we let him finish to his hearts content, then he ruffles up his feathers and we are given permission to preen him. And the purring continues. He's a funny little guy.
Post by Jan and Shah on Jul 19, 2016 19:56:54 GMT -5
Interesting to read about when other quakers purr - Shah purrs when I put him to bed and so I purr back. We keep that going for a while and then he decides to quack and expects me to respond. Then he does clicking noises and sometimes a little whistle. Then we move onto kissing sounds. He changes the order of the sounds regularly and he always initiates it.
Bonnie purrs a lot...I can't think of a better word to describe it, because that's exactly what it sounds like; a cat purring! She does it when I scratch under her lower beak or on the top of her head, or when she's trying to preen my hair. Unlike Shah, she doesn't do it when she goes to bed, though. She goes down in the bottom of her cage and does this raucous screeching, sometimes interspersed with saying 'goodnight' in a very squeaky voice.
Moxie purrs when u would expect a cat/kitten to purr, comfort. She established this sound when she was about 4 months old. I haven't had a bird in a long time but there is no mistaking her happiness to a new home away from her siblings at the time of day she expresses this sound. Usually right b4 her nite nite cage. What a sweet quaker!