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  • Ever Snuggled A Parrot?


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    quaker parrot sucking his thumb claws during petting and snuggle time' class=

    Catybug and Quinnie, our Quaker Parrot, have a very special bond. She snuggles him and gives him neckrubs while he yawns, gets sleepy, and eventually sucks his thumb (thumb? claw? feet? … you decide LOL!) . I wish I could tell you he does it for me, but he doesn’t. He loves me, he talks to me, I am the one he mimicks with sounds and vocals. But when it comes to snuggle time, Caty has that little bird wrapped around her fingers. He’ll sit in one place for hours with her while she caresses his head.

    Such a cool little bird. Did you know that parrots behave this way? Would you have ever guessed you could snuggle a bird as much as you could any other furbaby? We had no idea when we got him that he’d allow us this very personal relationship, it has been a real learning experience!


    Renee said,

    No I haven’t ever snuggled or even petted a parrot…but my husband has.
    See growing up, I was never exposed to birds other than “Paul E Parrot” at our local department store and his cage was set up to keep the public from bothering him much.
    My DH on the other hand had parakeets growing up and has no qualms about walking right up and petting them. Once we were visiting some friends and they warned that their parrot was especially mean. DH walks up and begins petting him…the bird never bit but enjoyed the rub.
    When we went to Busch Gardens VA in the Lorakeet exhibit DH & I were both the favorite landing spot for the birds even though we had no food on us. Every other place we’ve gone if you had no food the birds didn’t want anything to do with you. But we had at least 3 at a time on us. One bird confused my freckle with something he could eat, but other than that they were quite friendly. We did not attempt to pet these birds as we knew they would be hand shy.

    I’ve seen birds who snuggle like yours on TV. They tend to bond with just one person though. I think you’ll find that your daughter has to take your bird with her when she moves out.

    Renee’s last blog post..Frozen Grand Central

    3.14.2008 @ 9:21 am
    Janet said,

    awww, now you’ve gone and done it…made me miss my little parrot, Squeaky! He was amazing :)

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    3.14.2008 @ 10:31 am
    pam said,

    How sweet!! I love birds; my favorite spot in Miami Metrozoo was the Aviary… :parrot:

    pam’s last blog post..Canine Carnival 20

    3.14.2008 @ 10:42 am
    caitlin said,

    My little Quinnie-Poo is so adorable!!! I snuggle him every night before bed. Except when I’m not there… :gloomy:

    3.14.2008 @ 3:17 pm
    raehan said,

    Adorable. We had quite a few parakeets growing up and they weren’t exactly cuddly, though one did get very attached to my sister and used to eat out of her mouth.

    raehan’s last blog post..Shaken

    3.14.2008 @ 11:55 pm
    June said,

    Waddya know! I just came back from a bike ride with camera…managed to get a picture of a parrot that looked just like your Quinnie. Does he have relatives in Florida? :rofl:

    June’s last blog post..At The Old Ballgame

    3.15.2008 @ 8:10 am
    SwordMama said,

    My gram used to have a cockatoo (sp?). She was very cuddly too. Sweet little eyes. Awww! :sing:

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    3.15.2008 @ 11:20 am
    phoenix said,

    My parrot does that and only for me. I will have to try and capture it with my cell phone… but when I hold and stroke him he sorta purrs… if you can call it that. I will try and capture the moment tomorrow for you. :) :yes:

    3.15.2008 @ 7:16 pm
    Lisa's Chaos said,

    I love how sweet they look. Cuddling looks good. I especially like the first shot. :)

    Lisa’s Chaos’s last blog post..Fun Monday ~ Lisa Land

    3.17.2008 @ 9:44 am

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