Dancing is a human label for a bird bobbing and strutting, in response to music


Human label for the animated bobbing and strutting that many parrots do, often in response to music and especially raucous rock ‘n’ roll. Not to be confused with the highly repetitious “stereotypical behaviors” (seen especially in cockatoos), where the bird repeats the same motions over and over for long periods, rather like a tiger pacing back and forth in its cage for hours. (Note: see “Stereotypical Behaviors” for more explanation of this aberrant behavior.)


Certainly appears that the bird is having lots of fun and “feelin’ groovy!”


Enjoy and join in the fun!

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