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a bit grouchy the past few days

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a bit grouchy the past few days
« on: September 23, 2015, 07:19:55 AM »

Hi All

I was wondering if it's the season here in the UK that greys get a bit moody.

The past four days baby (9 year old) doesn't want head scratches off me (or anyone) and every time I offer him a finger to step up onto, he does a couple of beak clicks with his head moving quickly left then right and back.

So he doesn't want to step up. If I push it then I get bitten.

In the past few days he will only want to get up on my finger if I have food to offer him and he won't even fly to me if I offer him to go out of the room.

Sometimes when I do get him to go on my finger he does a couple of bites (to let me know he isn't happy) then will sit quite happy on my finger.

So is it the time of year (shorter days) ? he is not moulting at the moment so it's not that and he is still happily chatting away.

Nothing has changed in the house, environment or food, so what can it be ?

I have searched the web and cannot find anything useful regarding this, I know it will pass as it was about the same time last year he went through this behaviour, but it would be really nice to figure out what's going on.

thanks for reading and please add your thought's.


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Re: a bit grouchy the past few days
« Reply #1 on: September 23, 2015, 10:01:35 AM »

It could be Hickory gets grumpy with her brother around this time. Most seem to say earlier in the year but I know my 2 where conceived around this time.

Everything I've read implies the shorter days, with 2 possible clutches now'ish and March. Though shorter day in the wild is tiny iirc at the equator it's minutes.

My 2 also seem to start there prickles also about now. Clicks are interesting I thought I'd inadvertently taught my 2. Certainly in my case it means get me out of here your pushing it too far, which you seem to concur.
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