Parrots, along with other bird species, can rapidly shrink or expand their irises at will. This quick movement is called “pinning” or “flashing” and it can have several different meanings: the bird is excited, intrigued, or frightened and angry.
As your feathery friend’s caretaker, take a look at its environment and look for other physical cues to decipher what’s going on.
Walking and Sitting on Whatever You're Busy With
Instead of letting you work, so you can afford to buy their food and toys, cats will walk or sit right on top of whatever you're busy with. Are they trying to tell you to take a break? Nope!
Your feline feels safe around your scent, so whatever object smells like you will draw them in. Cats' territorial nature is another cause for this slightly annoying trait. They understand that whatever object is taking up all your attention must be important and they want in! Using the pheromone glands in their paws, they claim ownership over whatever they decide to walk on. That's right, in your cat's mind, your laptop now belongs to them.
Sometimes, you might find your hamster standing in a frozen position, completely stiff with its ears erect. Don't worry, nobody put a curse on it. There can be several reasons for this behavior: surprise, fear, or maybe they are just trying to concentrate and listen carefully to a mysterious noise.
To determine which of the reasons it might be, take a look at the environment and your furry friend's enclosure. This should clear things up.
Are your snake's eyes changing color? Don't worry, you haven't accidentally stepped into a fantasy film. Your little cold-blooded friend is simply getting ready to shed. Before shedding, snake eyes turn opaque, pale, or even white.
Since shedding is an uncomfortable process, keep your snake handling to the bare minimum from you moment you start seeing the change of color until the shedding is complete.
Wiggling Like a Caterpillar
If you think your dog looks happy when it gets into a good wiggle, kicking its legs up in the air while wiggling around on its back, well you're right! At least, most of the time.
Sometimes your dog might be excessively wiggling as if to reach an itch or another irritation. Or sometimes, this might be their way to get your attention. Why not stop what you're doing for a few minutes and give them attention?