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hormonal behavior

  1. noscritchz

    Two Lovebirds, One a Cockatiel, the Other a Lovebird

    Hello, I've lurked on this awesome website for this topic and that, and now I've got an account! Below are Scruffy and Squeak, both as old as lovebirds and cockatiels basically get at 18+ years each. In the past couple weeks, Squeak passed away from a mass on her liver, leaving all of us and her...
  2. C

    Urgent Weird Lovebird behavior for years

    My lovie is 8 years old and she’s exhibited these behaviors for almost 4 years now. We have done every exam in the book- x-rays, blood work, crop swabs, gram stains. Everything comes out clear. She remains at a healthy weight, never loses any. I’m at a loss, she goes through periods where she’s...
  3. Citrine

    Conure hates her new cage

    I need a little advice here. On Christmas we got our GCC a new, hilariously large, flight cage and she hates it! We loaded it with treats and food and brand new toys, but she doesn't want to be anywhere near it unless we're in the room. We tried putting her in it and leaving the room, but she...
  4. TeleBirds

    Hormonal Quaker

    So it’s that time of year again (fall), and my quaker is molting like crazy. She is also very hormonal, as usual, being that we are in the fall season. Does anyone else’s bird/quaker tend to over preen the inside of his/hers leg area? My quaker always loves to over preen the inside of her right...
  5. katm89

    Hormonal feather destruction

    Hi all! My bird is at it again with barbering/chewing her feathers. I found out this past spring she was a girl when two eggs appeared in her cage initially I thought her barbering/over preening was due to low humidity in the house over fall and winter, but now it seems the barbering begins...
  6. R

    Advice on hormonal cockatiel

    Hello, I currently moved apartments and my cockatiel has gotten hormonal since. I previously had her in a dark bedroom without a cover and she was doing great but now currently live in a studio apartment and had to use a cage cover to limit her daylight/light hours. The cage cover was somewhat...
  7. Cheekyboy

    green cheek conure displays of aggression?

    Hello all, I have a 1 1/2 year old male green cheek conure that I believe is showing signs of hormonal aggression towards one specific member of my household as well as outside visitors. When we first got him he was good with everyone for the most part, up until several months ago when what...
  8. Photon

    Playing rough and nipping

    I need some help with my pineapple GC. We have had him for about 6 months and rescued him (from our backyard, no knowledge of previous owner or age/gender to be certain). From what the vet says and based on what he looked and acted like when we found him, he was most likely 5 months - 1 year...
  9. GeezLouise

    Hormones Hormones Hormones

    My almost 4 year old GCC has always been hormonal. I was very blind and ignorant to enabling that behavior in the beginning. But today is an exceptionally bad day. She will not stop trying to find a nesty hole to hide in, being bitey and loud. I’ve really tried to distract her with foraging...
  10. erineliot

    Hormones, diet, weight

    My Amazon, without question, has hormonal issues. She wing flaps, does a little dance, and then rubs her vent on me or objects constantly. She recently started regurgitating (which was the last straw that lead me here). She does it all, essentially, with the exception of feather plucking. I...
  11. Lucario223

    Sudden aggressive hormonal behaviour

    Hi, Kiwi and Luna are my two lovebirds. Kiwi is the oldest of the two and has lived most of his life in solitude not having interacted much with other birds. That is why he bonded strongly with me and when I decided to give him a new companion things started rough. They were kept in separate...
  12. reetybird

    Anyone else having this issue?

    My bird will NOT stop going in my shirt, and if he isn’t allowed he’ll grumble and complain. What is this? I know he’s a nesting bird but how do I keep this little stinker out of my shirts? :tntrnm::hmmm:
  13. sunnysara

    Video (Hormonal?) What is she DOING?

    My sun conure is 9 months old and has started to do this weird "walk" towards my phone, my hand, a charger. Is this hormonal behavior? She's still a baby isn't she? Here's a link to the video: https://linksharing.samsungcloud.com/ctnDbVrHDQ0U
  14. BlueBird67

    A Guide to Parakeet and Lovebird Hormonal Problems

    - By an experienced conure and lovebird dad. PARAKEET (Includes conures, and more) So, It's been a year since you've adopted a 7 week old conure, and now he suddenly starts biting your family, puffing up, and doing his stuff on you. What caused this and what should you do about it now? First...
  15. tropicdragon

    At Wits End with Bipolar GCC

    So my conure, Gordi, is going to be 3 years old in June, and I would say his first hormonal season was last year. I knew that he would probably get nippy each spring but once last spring ended I thought the worst was over. How wrong I was. One night about a week ago, Gordi went to sleep as a his...
  16. Y

    possible hormonal behavior? help

    hi everyone ! i need your help :(( my first ever male bird, who is now 1 year and 3-4 months old, keeps doing this very strange position some times a day, maybe even 3 or 4, but not every day. im guessing it's a normal hormonal behavior... since before this, he used to drag his butt left-right...
  17. Nostromo

    Mating Season...

    Our ladybird Zephyr has been ringing in the Spring with thirty minutes to an hour of lusty screaming each morning! Ha! :shocked4: She is also doing her sexy dances for my partner, her chosen mate, and making that little purring/growling "come hither" noise. I've found I'm needing to bath her...
  18. T

    Regurgitation

    Hi, I have an male Indian Ringneck who just turned 3. I’ve only had him for a year and for the first part of it, he behaved well and was trained to play with his own things. however, in the last half of the year, he started regurgitating on everything that was metallic, reflective or had a...
  19. Forest

    Baffling cockatiel mating behavior!

    Firstly, please know that I have no interest in breeding. I don't provide nest boxes or nesting material. None of my birds have ever laid eggs, but if they do, I will replace them with dummy eggs. Rowan (male) has been singing and doing heart wings to Willow (female) for about six months. He...
  20. B

    Green wing macaw hormone implant

    Good morning and happy new year all! I’m new here and have a green wing macaw that I’m told is 2 yrs old however she is showing extreme hormonal signs. She is not egg laying but she has been very “bitey”, trying to climb to the floor and regurgitates on EVERYTHING! Examples would be toys...
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