Post by alliebirdmom on Feb 16, 2018 17:32:22 GMT -5
I’ve noticed my green cheek conure rescue loves to talk herself to sleep. I’m wondering if anyone else has experienced this and if it is a conure thing? My Quaker goes to her sleeping cage makes a few kissing noises (it’s a bedtime ritual) and then is absolutely silent all night. The conure becomes a little chatterbox. She rarely says any words during the day, but after I turn the light off at night and she’s in her sleeping cage for 5-10 minutes, she starts a whole conversation. She says her name over and over, says she’s a “sweet bird” “give me a kiss” “come here” etc. I really believe she starts talking as she gets sleepy, since she doesn’t start immediately and it’s only after she fluffs a few times and starts grinding her beak. Then the chatter begins.
Neither Ralph the QP nor Scooter the CAG make any noise after they've gone to bed-- they're both usually quiet until I come in and greet them in the morning. George the YCA used to talk and laugh in his sleep though-- and he would chatter after being covered for the night if he wasn't ready to go to sleep yet.
That's interesting...our Bonnie doesn't make any chattering noise when she goes to bed. But she does it in the morning when she thinks we're not listening! On a weekend, if we sleep in, we can hear her going through all the words she knows, plus all the sound effects (kisses, wolf whistles, zip noises, etc.). I might add that she says the words MUCH more clearly than if were there in front of her trying to get her to do them. Little minx.