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    Flapping Question

    I was just wondering why Piggy flaps his wings sometimes, he does it in his cage (Which is what i am worried about), on the couch and even on my finger, anywhere where he can hang on. He just hangs on tight to something, and starts flapping his wings really hard, I'm just a bit worried becasue when he is in his cage he hits everything.

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    Re: Flapping Question

    Hi there and thank you for your question.

    The flapping is usually a sign of your Piggy wanting to get exercise, no need to worry. Even outside birds may tend to just get a hold of something and start flapping their wings for exercise. Now, if he is flapping inside his cage and he is hitting objects, you need to try and move the objects further away so Piggy does not harm himself.

    Hope this helps?

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    Re: Flapping Question

    Mine does the same at times. Now he actually gets OUT of his cage, climbs down the side and flaps. Guess he got tired of hitting his perches....

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    Re: Flapping Question

    thanks for the replies, i can't really move the stuff in his cage because basically, he does it anywhere, usually not in the middle, so he hits like the side of the cage and manages to be in the best places so he can hit almost all of his tooys at once. I also noticed that he does it when i am putting his cover on at night, does this just mean that he doesn't want to be covered up, he wants 'exercise'?

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    flapping

    My husband and I call this a "flap attack". Sometimes if our tiel is being spazzy we can provoke him into having one, and then he calms down.

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    ha!

    flap attack! lol!

    i think your bird needs more exercise- how often does he come out of his cage? when he's out, do you exercise him at all?

    my bird knows the word "flappies!" and that's when he does the flapping, on cue. then we climb up ladders (well, just him actually), and practice trciks and whistles.

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