Parrots Don’t Have Height Dominance
If you’ve ever been told to put your parrot cage below eye level, so your bird doesn’t try and assert dominance over you, it’s a myth. Science debunked this myth when they discovered birds solely like being high up. They don’t try and assert dominance over you only because their cage is at eye level. The truest part about this is that you don’t want a big bird on your shoulder only because you don’t want a huge beak near your eyes. Imagine what happens when it gets startled? You’d end up with a patched eye, just like a pirate. You also don’t want a bird on your shoulder because you can’t read its body language, which allows your bird to communicate a feared or aggressive response. This is a way to set yourself up for a possible bite, which could potentially harm your eye or other parts of your face or head (Winged Kuriboh27).