Why Does My Bird Grind its Beak?
Often when birds are about to fall asleep they gently move their upper and lower beaks in a side to side motion which produces a raspy sound. This is a behavior that should not be confused with teeth grinding in humans which is a sign of stress. To the contrary, when you hear your parrot grinding its beak, this is evidence of a comfortable, relaxed parrot!
Some people think that this behavior is intended to keep a bird's beak trimmed. Although, to some extent it likely has this effect, other experts believe it to be just a self-soothing action and a sign of contentment.
Why Does My Bird Sleep on One Foot?
Often a bird settling in for the night will be observed standing on one foot with the other foot tucked up into its body feathers. There are two primary...
Understand Your Bird's Body Language
Birds have the ability to communicate with us in a variety of ways but the clearest insight we can get into our bird’s emotional status is via their body language. By...