Tailfeathers
Contact | Tour
where bird lovers gather
Bird InformationMessage BoardNetwork Home

 

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 24

Thread: Speaking the lovebird language.

  1. #1
    Brand New Egg spirit001's Avatar
    Name
    Christine
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Location
    California
    Posts
    140
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Speaking the lovebird language.

    My husband and I have found a sound that makes our bird want to be with us. It is rather odd we mimiced something she did and all of the sudden she is in awe of us. The sound is something like a cat purr mixed with a sound of air squeezing between the tongue. I made this sound this morning and she ran to me and stared at me and puffed up. If I make this sound now she gets on my arm right away and stares at me like she can't believe her ears. She has been on me a lot of the day. Just kind of walking around on me bellow shoulder level. Walking on my legs stomach and chest while I am watching tv. Anyone who has been reading my posts knows this is unheard of. Today though when I was on the phone she gave me a pinch of a bite on my hand that was holding the phone. That upset me because I can't understand why she would do that. She was biting a blanket on my lap like crazy today. Does anyone know what this behavior is? I hope she isn't trying to nest or anything. She usually does little nibbles on my shirt kinda like preening. But this was aggressive biting and pulling on the blanket. OH and for that bite she was put in the cage for 5 min and I told her NO NO biting! When she came back out is when she was attacking the blanket. OF course my dog was under the blanket on my lap. Maybe she was trying to bite the dog?
    Last edited by spirit001; 01-11-2006 at 03:07 PM.

  2. #2
    *Poetry Comes From The Soul* Maturing... Budgieobsession's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2002
    Location
    AB, Canada
    Posts
    1,839
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Re: Speaking the lovebird language.

    Eggo LOVES that noise!! It's more like a whistle though to me but still the sound of air between the tongue. Maybe not the same as yours but Eggo will puff up and get close to me when I make it. Odd.
    Female Grey/Pied
    ~*~Visit my Budgie Website, although I do not have my babies anymore~*~

  3. #3
    Next bird-English Budgie Tailfeather Pootspete's Avatar
    Name
    Grace
    Join Date
    Jan 2003
    Location
    S.E. Florida
    Posts
    17,088
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Re: Speaking the lovebird language.

    It is sweet that she loves that sound that you make.

  4. #4
    Good Bye Tailfeather WolfRyder's Avatar
    Name
    Carol
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Location
    Everywhere
    Posts
    5,507
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Re: Speaking the lovebird language.

    the biting sounds to me like jealousy. Either at the dog or at the phone. Either way, you weren't paying Her attention. I agree, though, No Biting is the rule and regardless of how upset she is about sharing you, it must be enforced.


    marlsy's daughter, Kelsi(age 13) made this sig for the contest

  5. #5
    Tailfeather boomer girl's Avatar
    Name
    Deanna
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    Colfax, California
    Posts
    15,786
    Thanks
    31
    Thanked 651 Times in 647 Posts

    Re: Speaking the lovebird language.

    I think Melly is just becoming that little bird you always wanted, turning into a typical like poop head like lots of lovebirds I know... Melly sounds just too much like my boomer butt!!! Boomer will run up your chest and cock his head when we make weird mouth noises, sometimes he gets so excited he wingwags and flattens out the top of his head and then shakes it around, this is what he does when he likes something, We call him flathead:-) Boomer hates the phone as well he runs at it like it is the enemy biting at it like a crazy bird. Since I work from home and cannot have a crazed bird making odd sounds and mauling the phone while I talk to customers, boomer has to go in his cage before I make calls. Something about the phone he hates, maybe Melly hates what ever boomer hates about it as well. Boomer will bite me when I am talking on it but I think it is becuase he cannot bite the hard phone and his aggression gets the best of him. He also loves to chew on cloth things, towels being his favorite. At first I thought he was going to do his "rub-rub" mating thing on the towels becuase he would bite and move it all around with his beak and feet but he dont, he just must love the feel of cloth in his mouth. You should see our shirt's if we dont catch him in time, he will bite holes all over the shoulders, collars and hems. Other then paper, he seems to love cloth 2nd best. Sounds like to me Melly is just being the typical crazy lovebird, they are so buggy sometimes but then when you get mad at them and they give you that cute little look they do so well, it just melts your heart.

  6. #6
    Tailfeather Tailfeathers Supporter!Tailfeathers Supporter! Lovebirdfan's Avatar
    Name
    Karen
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Location
    USA
    Posts
    6,656
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 4 Times in 4 Posts

    Re: Speaking the lovebird language.

    Lovebirds seem to have their own language. All of mine have specific calls/sounds they make for certain things. I've learned to mimic them (ha! the birds are teaching me to speak thier language!)
    Sounds like to me Melly is just being the typical crazy lovebird, they are so buggy sometimes but then when you get mad at them and they give you that cute little look they do so well, it just melts your heart.
    I couldn't agree more!!

  7. #7
    Egg's Cracking... Mary Jo's Avatar
    Name
    Mary Jo
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    Canada
    Posts
    334
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Re: Speaking the lovebird language.

    Rockers hates the phone too! She gets so mad when I am talking on it she charges it and tries to beat it up. Bloody love birds are mad i tell you, MAD! (and they make the people they own a wee bit crazy with them)

  8. #8
    Brand New Egg spirit001's Avatar
    Name
    Christine
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Location
    California
    Posts
    140
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Re: Speaking the lovebird language.

    Awwww, thanks so much for sharing. It is really nice to read everyones comments. So funny Melly was on me most of the day today that is so new. She becomes a grouch bird though around 4 pm. I don't know what it is about that time of day but from then until bed time she won't be bothered with anything including treats. I am so glad she is finally acting like a happy bird. Again thanks for all your support.

  9. #9
    Tailfeather boomer girl's Avatar
    Name
    Deanna
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    Colfax, California
    Posts
    15,786
    Thanks
    31
    Thanked 651 Times in 647 Posts

    Re: Speaking the lovebird language.

    I am happy to hear I am not the only one with a lovebird that is a crazy devil bird just maybe a bit too much sometimes. Mary Jo. you got that right when you said "the people they own", my lovebird definitly owns me!! and yeah we are just a bit crazy living with them:-)

  10. #10
    Tailfeather Tailfeathers Supporter!Tailfeathers Supporter! Lovebirdfan's Avatar
    Name
    Karen
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Location
    USA
    Posts
    6,656
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 4 Times in 4 Posts

    Re: Speaking the lovebird language.

    Hmmm...I'll have to see how my lovebirds react to a phone. I can say that Nibbles (the mom bird) has been known to attack a vacuum cleaner! What is so odd is that one moment she cuddles and the next she'll lunge! Strange little creatures.

  11. #11
    hmmm. . . . Teenager Cruzade's Avatar
    Name
    Josh
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Location
    Oregon, USA
    Posts
    1,409
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Re: Speaking the lovebird language.

    Mine do a strange clicking noise when they are irritated or scared. I haven't decided which it is - but it's definitely one of those two.


  12. #12
    Tailfeather Tailfeathers Supporter!Tailfeathers Supporter! Lovebirdfan's Avatar
    Name
    Karen
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Location
    USA
    Posts
    6,656
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 4 Times in 4 Posts

    Re: Speaking the lovebird language.

    Usually when the are angry or feeling bossy, the will cock their head up, puff their chest and flap their wings along with that sound. They will also make the sound when they are 'in danger', and wait for another lovebird to answer-- they call back and forth with that sound, usually followed by a kind of longer squeal- to say 'we're all here and okay".

  13. #13
    Good Bye Tailfeather WolfRyder's Avatar
    Name
    Carol
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Location
    Everywhere
    Posts
    5,507
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Re: Speaking the lovebird language.

    I don't have lovebirds, but mine become grouchy around that time too (the tiels for sure) and they want their dinner, right now, thank you very much! After dinner, they're not quite as grouchy but still very beaky and only want to start settling down for night-night time.


    marlsy's daughter, Kelsi(age 13) made this sig for the contest

  14. #14
    Chick ducky's Avatar
    Name
    Pam
    Join Date
    Jun 2004
    Location
    North Dakota USA
    Posts
    1,005
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Re: Speaking the lovebird language.

    Usually when the are angry or feeling bossy, the will cock their head up, puff their chest and flap their wings along with that sound.
    LOL I call this one the wing pump, it looks like they're pumping out that squeek that goes with it. Yep tinker does that when he's annoyed and wants me to know it.

    Bloody love birds are mad i tell you, MAD! (and they make the people they own a wee bit crazy with them)
    I cracked up when I read that ^ How true!

    The lovey sounds are so funny. Have you heard the donald duck growl yet? That one make my kids laugh histerically. Sounds like donald duck trying to growl. And a pretty new one here is the squeaky toy sound, which tinker does when I cover him for the night. I think he is just putting in his final protest for the day and saying good night. Lots of clickity click sounds too. My lovebird has come up with some perfect mimics for some sounds he hears around the house. The squeaky cupboard and fridge doors... he has them down perfect. Another funny one.. is the sound of me swallowing . He sits on my shoulder when I drink my morning coffee and every time I take a drink he *swallows* LOL I guess he's right there to get a good listen of a swallow.

    Oh and yes my lovebird HATES the phone too. I think it's because I'm talking and not paying him any attention. When I'm talking to someone else in the room he seems to understand but phone thing drives him nuts!

  15. #15
    Tailfeather boomer girl's Avatar
    Name
    Deanna
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    Colfax, California
    Posts
    15,786
    Thanks
    31
    Thanked 651 Times in 647 Posts

    Re: Speaking the lovebird language.

    I have heard the Donald Duck sound, not often but when ever he does it we just crack up with laughter becuase you wouldnt think a lovebird would be able to make that sound. Karen, you lovie is a loonie attacking the vacuum, boomer will sit there and mumble and act like he is going to talk when I run mine, he likes the noise it makes. I bet is so funny to see a lovebird attacking a vacuum. What is it about these little birds that make them so fearless and crazy?

Remove Ads

Similar Threads

  1. Speaking Question
    By ricorico in forum Other Cockatiel Topics
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 01-06-2012, 07:07 PM
  2. Bailey speaking
    By Dan in forum Other Parrots
    Replies: 15
    Last Post: 07-21-2011, 07:12 PM
  3. question about lovebird body language
    By adey12 in forum Lovebirds
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 05-15-2004, 07:47 AM
  4. Trouble Speaking
    By Caique Crazy in forum Budgie Care, Feeding, Dangers, Health
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 04-16-2004, 01:26 PM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
Message BoardNetwork Home