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    #1

    hitch rides on

    1.Is this "hitch rides on" a joke for birds as we give others a free ride? Or is it just giving them a ride?
    2. What does this "perch" mean? A high position?

    mo2-24)Lots of people like to let their companion birds hitch rides on their shoulders. It keeps a beloved companion close by without hindering the hands, and it looks pretty cool too. Unfortunately, however, it’s not a good idea. As far as birds are concerned,height makes might. In the jungle, the bird with the highest seat rules. When you put your bird on your shoulder, you’re putting it above your eye level. In the bird’s view of things, you’ve given it the dominant position. You wouldn’t want your two-year-old child to think he or she rules the perch, and you don’t want your pet parrot to think so either, for the same reason. In the interests of a long and harmonious companionship, you need your bird to respect you as the authority figure in the relationship.
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    #2

    Re: hitch rides on

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    1) It just means bird owners enjoy having their pets ride on their shoulders.

    2) A perch is a spot above the ground where a bird might stop to rest or roost. (Though it doesn't always have to be a bird. For instance, a boy climbing a tree might find a nifty perch between a fork in the branches.)

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    #3

    Re: hitch rides on

    Thanks a lot! But for 1, the translation goes "bird owners gave them a free ride", which sounds awkard. Isn't it wrong?

    1) It just means bird owners enjoy having their pets ride on their shoulders.

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    Re: hitch rides on

    It's similar to hitch-hiking- the bird is doing none of the work and the owner is doing it all.

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