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31

What is pinning/flashing?

Pupil changes size rapidly

32

What are some abnormal parrot behaviors?

Feather destruction, sitting on the cage floor, fluffed feathers, regurgitation and vomiting, sudden friendliness, no poop, mouth breathing, falling

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What are some normal cockatoo behaviors?

Biting (they find it funny), talking, being curious/destructive

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What are some common breeds of cockatoos?

Umbrella, Moluccan, Rose-breasted, Sulphur-crested, Goffin's

35

What are some normal behaviors for Budgerigar's?

Very social with other birds, preening, food sharing, being flighty around humans

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What is some normal traits of Eclectus?

Sexually dimorphic (males are green, calmer, and less aggressive while females are red and mean like in real life), generally quieter and less active

37

What are some traits of cockatiels?

Sweet, feisty, social, vocal (good at whistling and singing)

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What are some traits of African Greys?

Extremely intelligent, they don't have a preen gland which means they have powdered downs, great vocalizers, cautious, prone to feather destruction under stress or boredom, dusty

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What are some common species of African Greys?

Congo (black beaks and bright red tails), Timneh

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What are some traits of lovebirds?

Likely to whistle or sing, more people-friendly when housed alone, protective of cage mates

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What are some traits of Macaws?

Largest of the commonly owned parrots, loudest birds, active and vocal, can learn words, stress leads to feather plucking, LARGE amounts of poop, very strong beaks

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What are some traits of Conure?

Smaller parrots, active and vocal, very close with owners but can nip and bite

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What are some common species of Conure?

Sun, Green-cheeked

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What are some traits of Amazons?

Big-bodied (chubs), good talkers, need interaction and toys