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Anyone care to rub my cheeks? by emmil Anyone care to rub my cheeks? by emmil
I need a good rub after taking a bath, please...? :iconiloveyouplz:

- Papao.

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Papao has been in a good mood lately which mean I can pet her for quite a long time, but she still won't let me spread her wings though. None of my birds do. If yours let you do it. That's the sign of a complete trust. :) But anyway, this video will still make some of you say "AWWW" : [link] :D

Remember this pine branch? -->
It's almost bald now, check the video of them doing it: [link]

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Bird photo album: [link]
Bird videos (youtube): [link]
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:icondjhiryu508:
DJHiryu508 Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013
...Is it dead? Looks like its dead.
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:iconemmil:
emmil Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Ofc not! :O
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:icongatemage:
Gatemage Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2012
oh goodness!! I'd freak out if I saw a bird doing that!! I'd think they were dead!
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:iconyunimori:
Yunimori Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Awww, she's so cute. I never knew about the high trust level required to get a LB to let you spread their wings. My little Alex let me do that from day 2 until she died. ...maybe it was because I was 'Mom', I don't know. But I thought it was something all LB's did! *learns something new every day*
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:iconemmil:
emmil Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I can't spread my birds' wings, they kinda hate it becoz I wing clip them. >.<
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:iconlove-mandy:
Love-Mandy Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012  Professional Photographer
Beautiful shot!!
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:iconrozzi-dk:
Rozzi-dk Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012  Student General Artist
What a great photo :D

Watched the video... It DID make me say "aww...."
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:iconkarnycloamr:
KarNYCLoAMR Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012  Professional Artist
How can you say no to that adorable face? *rubs cheeks*
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:iconemmil:
emmil Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Papao: "Thank yew" :aww:
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:icongood-luck-cat:
good-luck-cat Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012
Oh my goddd you have the cutest bird ever!
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:iconemmil:
emmil Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
another one: [link] :D
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:iconanimalgirl1869:
ANIMALGIRL1869 Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012
awwwwww
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:iconchocolatte:
chocolatte Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2012
oh geez, i really want to kidnap her! Good thing I don't know where you live! :faint:
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:iconemmil:
emmil Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I live in Indonesia. I'll give you my address if you like to drop by :lol:
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:iconchocolatte:
chocolatte Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2012
lol ah, even if you gave me your address... it'll be a LOOOOOONG time before I'll be able to have a vacation T_T Papaoooo, wait for meeeee. :cries:
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:iconemmil:
emmil Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Lovebirds can live up to 15 years if they are not taken by illnesses or accident. :)
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:icondgrayscythe21:
Dgrayscythe21 Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
SO cuuute! looks like the bird's smiling. :D
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:iconemmil:
emmil Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Nah, but this one is: [link] :D
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:iconsnowalien:
Snowalien Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is so sweet!
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:iconmagical-bonk:
Magical-Bonk Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012  Student Filmographer
aw
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:icontwotale:
TwoTale Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012
My cockatiel will let me spread her wings, but she gets irritated at it.
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:iconemmil:
emmil Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Well, she shouldn't feel that way if she has trusted you completely... I've read about it in this book [link] That the highest level of 10 level of trust in parrots. Mine is still in level 6, where they let me hold them upside down like this: [link] or this [link]
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:icontwotale:
TwoTale Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012
I've had her for 13 years and she just does not like being upside down. She never uses the swing either or likes being in any position other than upright. I think parrots are a tad bit different in how they behave. But she usually trusts me enough to wrap a bandana around her and such if I have to, (for inspections). The parrot in the video is adorable BTW.
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:iconemmil:
emmil Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Yeah, I think they are individually unique :)
Do you have a video of you spreading her wings?
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:icontwotale:
TwoTale Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012
I'm afraid not. I reckon she will only have a fit if I have a camera anywhere in the room, (I think she's scared of it).
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:iconemmil:
emmil Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
You can play with her till she's relax while another person stay nearby with a camera hidden. When the time is right you can try to spread the wings and the camera man will slowly raise the camera & shoot :)
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KristynJanelle Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
That actually depends on the parrot species as well as the individual :) Some birds are far more cuddly and trusting, while others have bigger space bubbles, just like humans :) Lovebirds and cockatoos tend to be on the more cuddly side, whereas amazons, greys, macaws, and parakeets tend to be more independent and a little more fidgety. And of course it depends on the individual, like I said. We shouldn't generalize them, they all have their preferences ^-^
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:iconemmil:
emmil Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Hmmm... wise :)
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:iconkristynjanelle:
KristynJanelle Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Just sharing opinions, I can be a little pushy haha. Cute picture by the way :)
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:iconemmil:
emmil Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
No problem. & Thanks :D
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:iconhoodiefox:
HoodieFox Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012
Awwwwwh! What a cutie!
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:iconjrigh:
JRigh Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012
I'll do it! lol :love:
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:iconkittenwithawhip89:
kittenwithawhip89 Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012
Awww I'd love to snuggle him!
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:iconunknownsoulcollector:
UnknownSoulCollector Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
uhhhh play dead? ^^;
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:iconemmil:
emmil Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Nope, she just wanted to dry her wet cheeks by rubbing them on the wood. ^^
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