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Yawn: Bird Term of the Day

Definitions of words used by pet bird enthusiasts with the pet bird slant.

A rose-breasted cockatoo yawning.
By Cioli & Hunnicutt/Bowtie Studio/Courtesy Polly Porter
A pet bird yawns to stretch its facial muscles and when they are tired.

Yawn: (verb) Pet birds do yawn. They yawn when they are tired or to stretch facial muscles; however if that yawn is really your pet stretching out its neck and gasping for air – which can look a little like yawning – then it is having respiratory distress and should be taken to an avian vet immediately.

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My birds, when they yawn, do several things. 1)They're hungry. 2)Show their tongues. 3)Are tired after wearing themselves out from playing. And 3), are tired and want to sleep for the night. But they do look so cute when they yawn.
Cecilia, Brooklyn, NY
Posted: 9/12/2010 8:14:34 PM
N ghty night!!!!
Terry, Houston, TX
Posted: 9/12/2010 1:18:35 PM
That just literally made me yawn I swear !
Marilyn, LA, CA
Posted: 9/10/2010 11:06:39 PM
My little boys look so cute when they yawn!! They obviously worked so hard at being cute & yelling at me whenever I leave the room...
Lyn, So. Ozone Pk., NY
Posted: 9/10/2010 10:27:46 AM
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