The birds that we keep as pets can be quite entertaining, they can also be quite confusing to us too, one of the behaviors that can confuse us is the birds flapping their wings at us.
This article is a look into why your bird may be flapping its wings at you and what you can do about it.
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Why is my bird flapping its wings at me:
Wing flapping in birds usually happens when the bird is about to fly off but sometimes the birds can flap their wings and this wing flapping can be directed at us.
Here are reasons why the birds may be flapping its wings at you:
It sees you as a predator:
If you’ve just received the bird and the bird is still uncomfortable with you then the bird may start to flap its wings at you when you come around because it sees you as a predator.
Birds are small animals, they know this, they also know that they don’t have much in the way of defending themselves from a predator. Birds see humans as predators, we are big and odd looking to them.
Birds also take a while to adjust to their new environment and take a while to adjust to their new owners. Thus the bird may flap its wings at you when you come around.
The wing flapping is the bird’s way of trying to intimidate you and keep you away from it. This wing flapping may also be accompanied by lunging at you and biting you
What to do:
Getting your budgie to get used to its environment and get used to you will stop this wing-flapping. Giving your bird time to get used to its environment and food will get the bird to like you
Start off by giving the bird the opportunity to feel comfortable in your home on its own terms. Leave the bird’s cage in a room that you spend a lot of time in but don’t interact with the bird too early on, allow the bird to realize that you aren’t there to hurt it.
If you do this the bird will get used to you being in its space.
After this, establish trust with the bird by giving it food and treats and also calmly approaching its cage and talking to it in a soothing manner, like you’re talking to a baby. Always remain calm around your bird.
Keep spending time with the bird and if you handle it make sure to handle it with extreme care
It is trying to get your attention:
Once the bird is used to you, and likes you, the bird may start to flap its wings at you when you are around as a way of getting your attention and to get you to play with it.
These birds will get excited when you come into the room and will flap their wings to perform a happy dance when it sees you.
What to do:
Spend time with the bird on a daily basis to give the bird the time that it needs with you. Birds need to spend time with you in order to feel satisfied.
This time does not have to be spent all at once, you can give the bird small sessions of attention over the course of the day, this should be enough to satisfy the bird’s need to socialize and play with you.
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