Ask Lafeber


September 3, 2021

Grey head shake

why do african greys shake their heads. Mine only does it once in a while.


Hi Susan,

Birds will shake their heads for different reasons. Usually it is behavioral – maybe he is annoyed, doesn’t like a sound, might even have a bit of food on his beak. If it is happening a lot, then you have to consider a health issue such as an ear problem. But it sounds behavioral with your bird.

In this webinar, Lisa Bono discusses some of the behaviors that Greys are known to exhibit:

Thank you for asking Lafeber,


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