Universal Parrot Body Language

The excited blush of a macaw at play

I wish it were possible to do a blog post that would define, once and for all, the body language of parrots. Heaven knows we get asked for it enough. How cool would it be to be able to tell someone that when your bird does this, it means this?

Unfortunately, such a post will never come to be. There are too many considerations that prevent it:

  • Each species of parrot has its own ways of expressing themselves.
  • Each bird has its own personality.
  • Each owner ...


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