Originally Posted by Siobhan
Are you sure your bird's not just stretching? All of mine -- four different species! -- stretch each wing and leg and then both wings at once, when they first get up or when they're getting sleepy, and Maggie (my dove) lifts both wings two or three times in a row to stretch instead of just once, like the others do.
Both mine do that too! I call it their yoga stretch. I know what adam1 is talking about though. My male does lift his wings sometime halfway up and other times he extends them out more (this is different from their "yoga" stretch). I see him do this when he wants to show off.
This is also different from the twitchy wing raising that he does when he is about to wing slap someone (usually me, so I see that one alot).