Post by birdiegirl on Jun 17, 2018 20:05:30 GMT -5
When Birdy gets excited or if he wants to get my attention, he makes this high pitched "whee-whee" noise. It is quite a clipped sound, a bit like the first part of a wolf whistle repeated quickly. It is very cute. Does this ring any bells with other Quaker parents or is it just mine that makes this funny sound?
Also, does your bird mumble and grumble when he's annoyed about something? Sometimes he takes a dislike to a toy, attacks it and then seems to curse and mumble under his breath at the toy as if he is grumpy with it.
Yes..my lil guy buddy makes those noises and a lot of others. The grumbling one I call poltergeist, is hilarious. He will walk back and forth on his t stand with his head to the bar and grumble human speech. He sounds possessed,but always means he's frustrated or pissed at me lol. I tried a little trick on him..had a deep large stainless steel mixing bowl. In the bottom,I had his ramekin cup filled with walnut and pumkin seed treats..now he hates stainless,but after a while he perched on the edge of the bowl and reached down for the treats which were half a beak length from him. So I put him on his t stand and tried to encourage him to hang upside down,wherein he would have been able to reach them..instead he attacked the bowl and walked back and forth probably cussing me under his breath. Man the sounds haha and the faces I got were priceless. .I thought he was gonna cry..which he does too...little arf arf like a puppy.. In the end he was rewarded with treats and was a happy puffed out funny little pest the rest of the evening! Like you tho..I didn't know if all quakers made the same noises he did.
Haha that's so funny. Buddy sounds such a cutie-pie. It is amazing that he cries like that too. These birds really do have their moods and almost human ways of expressing themselves. I have had Birdy turn his back on me when I've done something he didn't like. Maybe I imagined it, but it was like he was ignoring me on purpose. It is so wonderful hearing about their funny little ways.
The grumbling seems to be pretty common among annoyed QPs-- it's sometimes called "Quaker cursing." Turning their backs to show annoyance is a standard parrot behavior, and can sometimes be effective when done by a human to show displeasure with a parrot.
Post by Rambosmother on Jan 1, 2019 22:58:40 GMT -5
Mine does same mumbling sounds when he upset. Except he actually is swearing. Taught him how when we first got him and those words he picked up really quickly. He will curse and swear and mutter under his breath.