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hormonal behavior

  1. aidan16

    Seeking Tips and Advice for First Time Bird Owner!

    Hello! First, apologies, because this will be quite a lot to read! :shy:My name is Aidan, and I was looking into getting potential advice and input from experienced bird owners! I've wanted a pet bird my entire life, and I am finally in a financial and realistic place to do so! I am getting...
  2. C

    my lovebird keeping humping his perch?

    i have a dutch blue and peach faced lovebird. they’re a bonded pair. however i noticed my male being very hormonal..he’ll make a noise like he’s mating and his leg would be sticking out and rubbing his vent against the perch. is this just a seasonal behavior like this? because we got them back...
  3. S

    Hormonal male feeding water bottle

    So, I've got a weird one. I have a 26 year old male Eclectus that I've had since he was a baby. He's super neurotic but wonderfully social and funny in all the weird Ekkie ways. He's always been somewhat hormonal, but he is went through a pretty rough chronic hormonal period about 10-15 years...
  4. rainbirdds

    What to do About Hormonal GCC?

    Hi, I've had my green cheek conure Kyrie for a little over a year, not sure of his exact age but I think he hatched in May 2022. Lately he's been very hormonal and sees me as his mate, I'm not sure what to do or what's enabling this behavior. He tried to regurgitate on me yesterday, has been...
  5. G

    Is my conure making my budgie hormonal?

    Hi everyone, my female budgie (Ocean) and my female pineapple conure (Zendaya) are extremely close. So close that I believe that Zendaya is making Ocean hormonal. Ocean constantly lays eggs but immediately abandons them and will go right back to feeding Zendaya. I’m just trying to figure out if...
  6. C

    Chronically hormonal male GCC

    Hi there! Writing in desperation for support and tips for helping a chronically hormonal make GCC shift back into a healthy bird. background: Chapulin is a rescue, age unknown, confirmed male, and he’s been with me for a little over two years. He’s my first conure and I’ve been avid about...
  7. Mason and Kiwi

    Regurgitating on EVERYTHING!

    Hey everyone! Obviously hormone season is here it seems for a lot of people, including for my conure! So this time Kiwi, my 5 year old green cheek conure, has been regurgitating on EVERYTHING. Like literally everything. Thankfully not on me, but I mean it. The towels on the floor, the floor...
  8. Csolis22

    Severely Hormonal Lovie Strikes Again

    Hi everyone- I’ve posted on her a few times about my lovie who has an issue with hormones, regurgitation and falling in love with all her toys. i have taken her to the vet countless times to see what it could be with absolutely no answers because everything has come back completely healthy and...
  9. Csolis22

    Lovebird won’t leave food bowl

    My lovie has just been sitting at her food bowl with her head in the bowl. It’s been like this for a couple of months, occasionally she plays with her toys but for the most part I’ve just caught her like the photo attached. She’s acting very hormonal otherwise- and she doesn’t lose or gain...
  10. 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...
  11. Csolis22

    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...
  12. 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...
  13. 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...
  14. 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...
  15. 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...
  16. 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...
  17. 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...
  18. 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...
  19. 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...
  20. 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...
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