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Are Poicephalus cuddly?


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Welcome friends,

Let's find out if Poicephalus are really cuddly as a pet?

Certainly! Poicephalus parrots, like the Senegal and Meyer's parrots, may not be the cuddliest birds right off the bat. They're known for their independent streak, which sometimes makes them seem a bit standoffish. But hey, who can blame them? They're like the cool cats of the bird world, strutting around with confidence and doing their own thing.

However, don't let their initial aloofness fool you! Once they warm up to you (and believe me, they will), Poicephalus parrots can be quite the snuggle bugs. Picture this: you're lounging on the couch, binge-watching your favorite show, when suddenly your Poicephalus decides it's time for some quality cuddle time. They'll sidle up to you, tuck their head under your chin, and before you know it, you've got a feathered friend nestled against you.

Sure, they might not be as clingy as some other parrot species, but when a Poicephalus chooses to grace you with their cuddly presence, it's a moment to be cherished. So, if you're looking for a bird that's equal parts independent and affectionate, look no further than the charming Poicephalus parrot!

If you have Poicephalus at home, please pet on the head for me. :) and do not forget to tell me his/ her name in the comments below.

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