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  1. 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...
  2. 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...
  3. S

    conure and cockatiel breed??

    alright, this is a new acc so ill try to make this as short as possible. I own a female cockatiel and a male green cheek conure. They are not 1 year old yet, but around 8-9 months. Lately I've been seeing hormonal behavior. The conure becoming territorial and easily angered, and the cockatiel...
  4. F

    *NEED HELP* Hormonal? Sick? Both?

    Hey everyone, just to preface - I am going to take him to an avian vet hopefully tomorrow. I couldn't take him to the vet today as it was a holiday here in Canada and no avian vets were available. So please keep that in mind. My 10 month old male is very off today and showing signs of illness...
  5. D

    I need help! My tiel with 4 months old is very hormonal

    I'm from Brazil and a have 2 cockatiels, they're male and part of the family... They always free with a big room and have a lot of trees in the house to fly around, because of that, we're always together. My older tiel, with four months always scream for my daddy and know he is no letting me and...
  6. Joe Henderson

    Question on hormone activity

    CAn a male bird (budgie) have hormone issues they say his testicles are extreme large but show no sign of sexual activity like none. Zero .. his leg was showing signs of lameness and a xray revealed I larger testes, and Lupron was givin , but this bird has never shown and signs of wanting to...
  7. LydiaB

    Quaker won't stop masturbating and gets aggressive frequently. What do I do?

    My quaker parrot, Eddie, has been masturbating a LOT for the past maybe 8-10 months. I've been meaning to ask about it, but it's kept slipping my mind. It hasn't really gotten in the way of anything and I don't see it as necessarily harmful, but then again, I don't know. The way he does it is by...
  8. FeatheredM

    Do this with your coconut hut instead

    I just figured out coconut huts are bad for your bird, so instead of throwing it away I turned it into a foraging toy.
  9. LostStoner

    How to stop an older bird from molesting a baby bird?

    I have a Yellow Sided Green Cheek Conure who is 1 year and 3 months old. I adopted her from a previous owner, and just got the test results back to find out she is a female, so I now have two females, as I also have a 12 week old Cinnamon Green Cheek Conure that I just got a couple weeks ago. I...
  10. Littlelovebird

    Hormonal girl

    Hey guys! So I have a 1yr old lovebird and she is soooo hormonal. I only had males in the past and it was really mild hormonal period compare to this so Im a bit unsure of a couple things And I would like your advice! So we reduced daylight time and she spends a good 12-13 Hrs in complete...
  11. T

    Vent rubbing female linnie - How much is too much?

    Hi everyone, I've browsed these forums a few times to find answers to questions I've had but this is my first time posting, so hello, I guess! I have a little cobalt linnie named Indie, and she's the only bird out of my flock of 4 that has ever laid an egg. In fact, she laid too many clutches...
  12. b.fauz

    Female behavior?

    Hey guy’s, So I’ve had “Oscar” almost 4 years now since he was 5 months old and was told he was DNA tested male.Now he’s becoming sexually mature and seems to be displaying female behavior? This is only the second time he’s done this and first started after we got home from a 4 day trip which...
  13. HeatherD

    IRN head petting

    I only pet my female IRN on the head, but lately she's making clucking sounds and leaning over with her head up and eyes super pinned. It looks a bit like a hormonal female IRN. I'm even avoiding touching her beak. Today just when I lifted my finger over her head, she did this behavior. Do...
  14. Summzz

    Is Hormone Therapy Safe?

    Hi everyone! I wondering if anyone has some personal experience or thoughts on Hormone Therapy for A Cinnamon Green Cheek. I know it's not recommenced for just overly hormonal birds but Claire has been laying eggs for about a year now and not only has a 3-4 per batch but she also always has a...
  15. Dextine

    They think I'm their mate!

    Hey guys, I own two male lovebirds. They are on a pellet and seed diet and I try to get them used to veggies. They have a very big cage and lots of toys they enjoy. They get 12 hours darkness. I've noticed that if I using a baby voice to talk to them is a hormonal trigger and I am now avoiding...
  16. malibu

    What age do Lovebirds go through puberty?

    I was thinking about this last night since Chica is about 4/5 months now and she has started to go under the blanket and if I move the blanket at all she lunges at me. I have only been bitten once and that was when I was trying to type on my laptop and she didn't like that and bit me. It wasn't...
  17. AkasyaEllric

    Frisky Behavior Question

    The rare times Slade masturbates when he finishes he poops also. Is this normal? None of my other birds do it till they're finished so it struck me as odd. He also makes the weirdest sounds :lol2: but I figured those are more than likely normal.
  18. diitrex

    Hormonal and VERY BITEY GCC!

    Hi everyone! My GCC is about 1 and a half years old, and as of 3 or 4 weeks ago he started getting... frisky. Having researched GCC mating behaviors, it has come to my attention that he is absolutely decided that my brother is his mate. Which is A: sorta gross and B: super inconvenient because...
  19. teena87

    Diet and hormones

    Hello, I just wanted to see if anyone would have any experience or feedback on the below. My male lovebird has been on pellets most of his life. First Goldenfeast brand and then when the small beak formula became impossible to find in Canada I switched to Tops. He ate both. Several months ago...
  20. bingbong

    cockatiel is aggressive towards toy

    Hello! my 13 year old male cockatiel has started attacking a toy recently. He will run at it from across the perch and open his wings and flair his tail and then bite it. He has been acting more aggressive lately and even biting me which he never does. Do I remove the toy like I think I should...