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    Head Shaking

    I have a question....I have noticed that my gray Charlie shakes his head alot, is that common in birds...

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    Hi. head shaking is common in greys, Some shake their heads as if there's water in the ears. No one really knows why they do this, and it seems to be normal. If your bird is doing this excessively it may be a sign of an ear or nasal infection but i wouldnt worry to much my three shake their heads.

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    yes i think so, mine does it when he's refreshing himself after being in one position for a while, if a feather feels out of place, he's eaten something funny tasting or cold, to get comfy when settling down, it's part of his stretching routine, when he has a general fluff he shakes his head, when one of his own feathers floats by he freaks and this usually triggers off head shaking, if theres mushy food stuck on his beak and he can't get it off.. the list goes on LOL your grey is probably doing it for similar reasons

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    Head Shaking

    Brian's a headbanger :laugh: Sorry back on topic, good post beccy good information on when they may also shake their heads.

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    it wouldn't surprise me if i was, we're a bit rock/metal in this house :P

    i realised i didn't actually know why they do it so i just listed a bunch of reasons i have noticed him doing it. LMG is right though cindy if it is excessive it could be a nasal or even ear infection. but it would have to be excessive for it to be that

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    Head Shaking

    Josey does the same thing and not sure what the reasons are but it is funny to watch sometimes, not so funny if she has food on her beak and then shakes it all over the place.:blink:
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    Re:Head Shaking

    Jiggy shakes her head when she is taking something in. She is absorbing the word she wants to learn.Try it. I bet yours are doing the same thing.

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    Re:Head Shaking

    thank you for all the responses....if he continues to keep it up more than usual...I will definitely take him to his vet and get him checked out...thank you all

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    Re:Head Shaking

    Certainly take him in for a vet visit if you think it is more than usual, if just for your own piece of mind, but shaking the head from time to time is common for greys.
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    Re:Head Shaking

    Ponti shakes her head if she's listening to music. Only certain kinds. She prefers Opera, swing, christian, and bluegrass. She actually kind of acts like it irritates her at first, then she'll start bellowing out in whistle or song, trying to top the sound level of the music.

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