Hey, if anyone remembers, a couple months ago I got a pet parakeet, my first bird as a pet. So I thought I'd update, plus I have some questions. Anyway he's doing fine and I've started to start some intense training. I'm on step 2. It's on www.lisashea.com . Anyway the training is doing pretty good he's been making some great progress and I've been spending the past few days spoiling him with hand made treats/toys. He's loving it and it works as a really good reward for him. But there's one thing that's been bugging me. I already know that he's a weird bird by the way he acts. But whenever he fluffs up and sits still he only stands on one leg and he tucks the other on into his fluff. It looks really cute but I'm wondering if he's got something wrong with him. I've seen him cleaning a certain claw/tallon/whatever frequently and it's the one that he doesn't stand on when he fluffs up and rests. The thing that really has me stumped is that he doesn't show any other signs of pain (although it's not a good way to check concidering they hardly show any minor pain because predators target injured prey, so they need to hide their pain to keep from being the target.) I've also seen him switch claws when he's standing on one leg. Sometimes it's the right one, sometimes it's the left. But it's usually the right one and then if I swoop in to get a closer look he switches. Is he really THAT smart? Smart enough to trick me? He switches a lot. Does he just have a little bit of flamingo in him or do you think one of his claws is hurting?