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#377917 - 07/31/09 10:31 AM Parakeet holding out his wings what does that meen
kimgis Offline
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Registered: 07/31/09
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Hi,
My parakeet is about 6months old and recently started holding his wings out like an eagle does. He seems to be fine playing, eating, poop is fine. Is it because he is scared or feels threatend? We have had him for about 2mths, comes out of the cage. Is he getting sick?
Please help?

Thanks Kim

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#377918 - 07/31/09 10:38 AM Re: Parakeet holding out his wings what does that meen [Re: kimgis]
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How long does he hold them out? Is he just stretching his wings? Is he stretching them way out or just holding them away from his body? Sometimes they do that if they're hot.
Or maybe he's moulting and has pins coming in under his wings and it's uncomfortable?
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#377919 - 07/31/09 10:47 AM Re: Parakeet holding out his wings what does that meen [Re: kksuns]
kimgis Offline
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he holds them away from his body for about a minute or so, enough to wonder what he is doing. I thought it was a frightend response because it happens after he is out of the cage for a little while and my kids are playing with him alot. Then when we put him on his cage to relax he does it sometimes.

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#377921 - 07/31/09 10:50 AM Re: Parakeet holding out his wings what does that meen [Re: kimgis]
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Sometimes it can be a sign of being threatened/scared too.
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#377922 - 07/31/09 10:58 AM Re: Parakeet holding out his wings what does that meen [Re: kksuns]
kimgis Offline
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ok I have to keep an eye on the kids and how they interact with him and see if he still does it, But you don't think he is sick?

Thanks for your help

Kim

p.s. how do i post a pic maybe I can show you what he is doing?

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#377925 - 07/31/09 11:37 AM Re: Parakeet holding out his wings what does that meen [Re: kimgis]
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I don't think he's sick,I think maybe he's just stressed or scared , but I'm no expert smile
I'm sure others will be on soon and may have more insight

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If you have any problems just holler and someone will try to help smile
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#377945 - 07/31/09 03:18 PM Re: Parakeet holding out his wings what does that meen [Re: kksuns]
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Jasper will do that also after he has been flying around, I think it is how they cool off. He also will do it when he's in new surroundings, or I put something new in his cage. So yeah, it's also when they are feeling scared or unsure of things (like a new big bad toy, lol) As long as he's not doing it all the time he should be ok. Is it possible a little too warm in your house? Also make sure the kids aren't being too rough with him, he's still a baby and even after 2 months he might not be totally comfortable with them. Some birds take longer to get used to their environment (and being handled) than others do. (some are never comfortable around people, but the majority do come around)

I would keep an eye on him and the kids. And make sure he is feeling safe and secure (and not being forced to play when he doesn't want to)
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#377998 - 07/31/09 07:58 PM Re: Parakeet holding out his wings what does that meen [Re: Jasper's mom]
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My flock does this when they're are hot. So that's what I'm thinking.
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