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Strutting

Strutting generally expresses a parrot's sexual and/or territorial information.

DEFINITION OF STRUTTING

Strutting is often an important component of a display behavior. This behavior generally expresses sexual and/or territorial information. If not heeded, such behaviors are often the precursor to serious aggression.

DESCRIPTION OF STRUTTING

The strutting parrot often parades up and down, swaggering with a proud and belligerent air. Tail feathers are spread to show colors, and wings are flexed (which shows epaulets of color on many species). Eyes are usually pinning or flashing, and nape feathers (or hackles) are raised.

WHAT TO DO

Unless you don’t mind being injured, do not reach for this bird! It is clearly stating that it is extremely excited and prone to bite, so there is nothing positive to be gained by shoving your hand at it. This is the psittacine equivalent to a dog growling.

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Good info to have to avoid a bite
Elaine, Darien, IL
Posted: 10/18/2010 2:40:36 PM
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