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The Wonderful World of the Pionus Parrot Species => White-Capped => Topic started by: Scooter on December 20, 2012, 11:56:51 PM

Title: My White-Caps Strange Ritual
Post by: Scooter on December 20, 2012, 11:56:51 PM
Bluto has a strange ritual that I have observed and recorded with my camera because it is so....unusual is all I can say. Whenever the vacuum is in use around his cage, he climbs to any good perch that is in the open and that he can stretch out on, hangs his head forward and down, stretching his wings forward and down as well, flares his tail feathers showing every color and......this is weirdly embarrassing :embarressed:......puckers his anus rapidly :shocking:. Is this a mating display? Is Bluto really Blutessa?   
Title: Re: My White-Caps Strange Ritual
Post by: E on December 21, 2012, 12:52:45 AM
Embarrassing? He wants to bath! LOL!
Title: Re: My White-Caps Strange Ritual
Post by: Jan on December 21, 2012, 01:29:45 AM

Yes, right ... the vacuum sound reminds a parrot of their natural instinct of the rain forest or running water.  Also a parrot gets excited too and you will see their butt do that. So for those parrots who do not like to be sprayed with water it is a good opportunity when the vacuum is running to spray your bird with water from a spray bottle... you can even put hot water into the spray bottle because when it comes out then it is a warm mist! Give it a try sometime if he gets into that mode of wanting to be bathed!!
Title: Re: My White-Caps Strange Ritual
Post by: maxsmom on December 21, 2012, 04:27:07 AM
Welcome to the forum! Glad there is another whitecap!
Title: Re: My White-Caps Strange Ritual
Post by: Cetan on December 21, 2012, 08:52:26 AM
I get the same wanting a bath when I vacuum, now that I have 2 Pis I need a second spray bottle so I can mist them simultaneously  :EmoticonRaining:  :wefly: 
Title: Re: My White-Caps Strange Ritual
Post by: maxsmom on December 21, 2012, 10:42:24 AM
Ha! Double action misting!
Title: Re: My White-Caps Strange Ritual
Post by: Scooter on December 25, 2012, 03:10:24 PM
I'd read about Lorries and was concerned about possibly questionable projectiles! Thanks for the answers, I've wondered why he is never interested in bathing in a bowl or bathing pool. So White Caps prefer misting showers? Bluto has always had dander more than the others, and molts much more as well. I have a white noise generator that has water, jungle, etc on it. I am definitely trying it out to encourage him to bathe more. 
Title: Re: My White-Caps Strange Ritual
Post by: Maxi on December 26, 2012, 08:07:35 AM
What a great idea, using the noise machine instead of having to haul out the vacuum cleaner.    I'll have to try that and see if it works.