View Full Version : Odd sleeping habbits.
05-07-2003, 12:53 PM
Something I find interesting about birds is that mine all seem to prefer diferent ways of sleeping. For example my parakeet will hang upside down from the top of the cage when she goes to sleep at night, and will only go back to sitting on a perch in the morning after she is uncovered. Our greencheek has a little hut to sleep in and completely disappears into it at night. And the blue and gold and the goffin cockatoo sleep normally by sitting on a perch on only one foot and their heads tucked under their wings. I was wondering what odd ways other birds find are comfortable for sleeping.
05-07-2003, 05:01 PM
Sophie sleeps on her top perch head tucked under her wing.
Pumpkin sleeps on her favorite only dowel rod perch. head tucked under her wing. Although she used to sleep on the swing. Once i found her sleeping on the bottom of her cage. But it was only once. I think she may have had a night fright but once she knew where she was she just decided to sleep.
05-07-2003, 05:02 PM
also Sophie sleeps with one foot tucked up. So does Pumpkin.
Sophie= white cap pionus
Pumpkin = budgie
05-07-2003, 11:27 PM
Not exactly on topic, but my dog sleeps in a really odd fashion: he lies down on his back with his feet up in the air, then he rocks back and forth...
05-07-2003, 11:42 PM
How funny! My budgies all perch on the top branch of their cage usually on one foot with their heads tucked back, Mortie sleeps on one foot on his highest perch, and Kirby sleeps in his little felt tent- I think all green-cheeks love that! Last night though was the exception- my room was dark and I thought he was in his cage when I shut it, but, this mornign I woke up to a little bird crawling all over me saying "Kirby Kirby"! (hey- it's a way better alarm clock than 'beeeep' 'beeeep' 'beeeep'!)I guess he had been in the budgie's cage which I leave open all the time! Then for the next hour he played under the covers why I "snoozed" a bit longer! I was being EXTREMELY careful, but actually couldn't fall completely asleep because whenever I'd dose off, he'd give me a small, fairly painful "pinch" on the skin to wake me up! I guess he seemed to think it was working, because each time he pinched me I'd jolt up and make a commotion! lol
05-11-2003, 11:11 PM
One of my keets likes to sleep hanging onto the side of the cage. The others have their favorite perches.)
My tiel likes to sleep on one of the stainless steel cups inside her cage (I keep it empty because it collects her poop overnight). I think that's an odd place to sleep for a bird, don't you.
Marcel sleeps on the highest perch in his cage.
What's also funny, they don't move around, I find them in their places in the a.m.