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    Did my budgie just preen me, or was he plucking my eye brows


    Whacko.
    I was holding my budgie close to my face, and he began to run his beak in my eye brows!
    Woah. This is the first it's happened.
    But then he began plucking at my eye lashes. LOL.
    Then he gave me a little kiss on the lips...but he was actually nibbling on them...
    Scared me for a little bit, I think he was just nibbling. LOL.
    Anyone have their budgie preen them...and is it in the same way as this description?

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    Re: Did my budgie just preen me, or was he plucking my eye b

    preening, yes

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    Re: Did my budgie just preen me, or was he plucking my eye b

    I know this is a dumb question, but was is preening?

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    Re: Did my budgie just preen me, or was he plucking my eye b

    Preening is when the tiel (or any bird) runs the beak through its feathers to groom them.
    There's no such thing as a dumb question

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    Re: Did my budgie just preen me, or was he plucking my eye b

    LOL yes, sounds like the bird was preening you! Tickles doesn't it? Sometimes, they may want to preen your hair, like my tiel does. But b/c of that, it's very important to keep in mind the hair products you use...hairspray/gels, etc. And if you do use any...best to keep the birdie from preening.

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    Re: Did my budgie just preen me, or was he plucking my eye b

    mine preens my eyebrows too. and nibbles my bottom lip softly. i dont know y? its sweet though

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    Re: Did my budgie just preen me, or was he plucking my eye brows

    You don't know 'owner-preening' until you've had a bird strain to get its beak all the way in your ear. (Cosmo does it)

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    Re: Did my budgie just preen me, or was he plucking my eye brows

    it's really sweet that he's preening you. he's decided you are part of his flock and is letting you know. My lovie does it too, especially to my eye lashes. That's a big beak near a very delicate bit of skin, but he's so, so gentle

    Just try and make sure you dont have make up or perfume on when you're being preened


    Thanks Lee for the adorable sig!

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    Re: Did my budgie just preen me, or was he plucking my eye brows

    Wwwoooo you guys brought this tread back from the grave!!!! lol

    Thank you Maya, it's beautiful

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    Re: Did my budgie just preen me, or was he plucking my eye brows

    Isn't it a great feeling when a bird first does that.
    I was estatic when my skip first preened my eyebrows and eye lashes

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    Re: Did my budgie just preen me, or was he plucking my eye brows

    Just wait until they get one of your nose hairs!!

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    Re: Did my budgie just preen me, or was he plucking my eye brows

    So when he nibbles your bottom lip it's preening? Which is a good thing right? Means he loves you?

    My budgie nibbles on my bottom lip, my eyebrows, everything. However he's still being bottle fed so I don't know if he's just searching for food.




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    Re: Did my budgie just preen me, or was he plucking my eye brows

    How cute, I am waiting for my Ginny to do the same with me.... It would be the best day of my life. My friends, when this small tiny birds does something like this, its just not about love, I feel. Its a great gift from them and thats trust. A great great gift.....
    Time to rejoy......

    Madh

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    Re: Did my budgie just preen me, or was he plucking my eye brows

    Seriously, people - this thread is from 2003.... read the dates!

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    Re: Did my budgie just preen me, or was he plucking my eye brows

    My budgie has been trying to preen my eye for a while, but he keeps running into my glasses! I finally took them off and he preened me. Apparently, eye preens are one of the highest honors that a budgie can give you....

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    Re: Did my budgie just preen me, or was he plucking my eye brows

    Yes, you definitely are right. Budgies and tiels love to sit on your shoulder, pick at your hair and eye brows, and your jewelery and/or ear-rings! I totally agree . . . your little guy is totally happy with his environment and you, his caregiver!!

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