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    What does shaking tail means?

    Baylee had been feeling much better since yesterday and just after she grooms herself she shakes her tail from side to side she did it 3 times today! i dont know why and Hannah never does this...
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    Re: What does shaking tail means?

    *shrug* My tiel does that most the time after he does a real good grooming, he fans out his tail feathers and shakes it out, like a dog wagging their tail. Not sure it means anything.

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    Re: What does shaking tail means?

    Boomer would do it when he was happy, sort of like shaking with excitement when he did it. Or sometimes he would do it when a tail feather got twisted or stuck on another feather so if she keeps doing it make sure none of her tail feathers got bent and is stuck in a weird position.
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    Re: What does shaking tail means?

    Chester used to do it too after grooming himself... but i had never seen Hannah doing that. I just checked and none of her tail feathers are bent or twisted.
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    Re: What does shaking tail means?

    Mine does that after a bath. I suppose it's to shake off the dandruff after he had preened his back.

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    Re: What does shaking tail means?

    Petri does it just before and after he hops into my finger LOL I think it funny as heck!

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    Re: What does shaking tail means?

    My lovie does the same thing after he grooms...Olive also does when I get home from work in the am or other times when he hasn't groomed himself... If your bird is doing this after she grooms then its just a grooming thing...If she's doing it when she sees you then she's saying she's both excitied and happy to see you...I happened to google it because I thought it odd that my lovie did the tail shake even when he didn't groom. But I noticed it evn when he didn't when I was away for a few hours..

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