My Cockatoo Shakes When The Room Is Hot

We just got a goffin cockatoo a week or two ago from a foster home. His last two owners did not pay any attention to him so he went to a rescue service. We adopted him, but he is shaking when the room is really warm. Is he scared? What can I do about it? He also will not go on our finger or anything. Can I train him to do that? Or is he just scared?

What you are witnessing with your new bird is a perfectly normal behavior. A shaking off the entire body, or especially the abdomen, is usually an attempt to adjust to a significant change in temperature. This means that if your bird is shaking for some time he may be struggling to adjust to the room temperature. Try making the room cooler and you will notice that he stops doing this.

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