I've been quite busy with life lately, but over the past month or so I've noticed Cookie, my male birdie has changed alot.
1. He can fly!! Although he just started to fly two months ago, now he can really fly. I'm actually quite impressed with him. He knows where he wants to go and doesn't bump into things anymore! He can fly around obstacles, over and under things... but he's my question.
How can you train them to not land on your head, but instead land on your shoulders or hand?
I would love to teach him some manners so that when friends/family come over they won't be quite so freaked out... or annoyed.
2. He is a boy. Background info: when I first got him, I thought he was a girl. After a couple months I started thinking he could
be a boy because he was whistling so much. A couple of weeks ago, it was pretty much confirmed that he was in fact, very much a boy. Actually, a horny boy at that. The silly bird thinks my foot is the greatest thing in the world and would love to all sorts of brown-chick-a-brown-cow
things to it, but its my foot! My foot is not very comfortable with this at all.
My question is, is there some sort of other outlet I can give him to release his sexy self that is safe and not at all awkward?
3. So you may have gotten from the above that he is going through some serious hormonal changes right now, but there have been some other curious things going on with him.
Sometimes, he walks around sideways like a crab, and then taps one of his foot on the floor. Is this normal?
I think sometimes he taps his foot because he likes the sound of it... but I'm not sure. It is not in any way a big deal, I was just a bit curious about this one.
4. Also, I've noticed he tends to bob his head alot. I read somewhere that birds do this because they don't have depth perception, but I was just curious to if there is another reason why a male cockatiel might bob his head up and down.
I tend to think of him as a baby, because... well, he does alot of things babies would do. Experiment making different sounds, practicing imitations, banging things around, crying when left behind, etc. He's cute.
However, he is such a teenage boy. Although, sometimes right before his sexy time, he turns into the sweetest prince charming you will ever meet. He fans out his feathers just a tad, puffs out his chest and starts singing his little heart out. He rest his head on my feet, kisses my feet...
He's just so cute, I had to tell someone.