Upside-Down Hang

An upside down hang is when a bird hangs upside from the top of its cage.


A parrot’s gymnastic inverted hang from the top of its cage, either by one foot or toe, or often by a single toe.


This is strictly a play behavior, often done with accompaniment of swinging acrylic toys against the cage bars, producing a migraine-inducing clanging noise.


Enjoy! (If a headache makes it necessary, remove said toy temporarily.)

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