Post by newquakermommy on Apr 7, 2020 14:45:53 GMT -5
What's the best way to pet these guys? Bilbo lets us stroke his beak and when he's really happy, lets us rub our fingers in the fluff at the back of his neck. Are there other things these guys like? I don't want to do anything to offend him!
You're doing fine. Staying from the neck up is the thing to do; back rubs and belly rubs are out since they stimulate mating behavior. Beak rubs are fine as long as the parrot likes them. Beaks are very sensitive and the beak rubs apparently feel good.
Rubbing your fingers in the back of his head and neck will come in handy later when he moults. That’s the area they will need your help with their pins. Some days Casey loves getting her pins done and she asks by saying tickle tickle. Other days it’s a nope. Lol
Post by newquakermommy on Apr 8, 2020 8:31:31 GMT -5
'Tickle-tickle' that's adorable!!
He's such a cute little guy - I want to kiss his little cheeks, haah! But I like my face the way it is, so I just tell him I want to kiss his cheeks and make the kissy sound, and he makes it back, and that's good enough, haha!