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mating behavior

  1. B

    Starling question

    I'm hoping someone here has starlings and can help me. My starling is 4 this year, might be female as he doesn't have the long throat feathers, and doesn't talk as clearly as males I've seen in videos. For the past 2 weeks, he has been zooming in the morning, flying back and forth from cage to a...
  2. bloopitybo

    male budgies getting really aggressive over female

    hiii so ive had budgies for around 5 years but ive never seen any of them get aggresive like this, so currently ive got xam (male, 5yrs old), nina (female, 2 years old), beep (male, 2 years old) and xam and nina's son bloop (male, 1 year old). Theyve got a cage but theyre always open and...
  3. F

    Seeking Advice - Possible Mating Behavior?

    Hello, I have a lovebird named Bubo, who is a rescue. He has a bracelet on his right leg which I understand generally indicates male. Today he began displaying new behavior involving arching his back and holding his wings out slightly. I took a video of it and will post below. This looks a lot...
  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. Lev

    Do I stop the cockatiel trying to mate with furniture...?

    So. Year-old male cockatiel, JoJo, has been trying to 'mate' with sofa cushions. He's got a 9 month old male cockatiel friend, who hasn't shown signs of masturbation like Jo does. I cannot get him a mate, nor remove the cushions. Whenever I catch him in the action I distract the boy and tap the...
  6. kitty04

    a little finch, or 4.

    hi I'm new here, I hope it's the right thread, anyhoo I have 6 finches, all together, I love their honks beeps or what you call it. 2 diff species have bonded well, a society and zebra. I have 2 other society male and female, and 2 other zebra male and female. my one female is trying to climb...
  7. shajeeb

    Pictures I need serious help! My one year old female cockatiel thinks im her mate!

    She was about 10 weeks old when we adopted her. I handfeed her until she was ready to eat by herself. She is well bonded with me and my wife. She hates to go back in her cage. She loves to fly around in the house. For some weird reason she thinks im her mate! She comes up to me and do the mating...
  8. cricketiel

    Does mating dancing mean eggs?

    Hi everyone! I'm sure I'm just being a hyper-paranoid bird mom right now, but my 2 year old female cockatiel keeps doing a little mating call/dance and I am terrified that it means she is going to lay soon. I took her to the vet last time that she did this and she didn't have any eggs at the...
  9. 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...
  10. cricketiel

    Mating Dances and Pants Plucking

    Hello all, My 2 year old female cockatiel just started doing what I presume to be a female mating call/dance (as I watched videos of female mating calls on youtube and it sounds exactly like she does). She sits in her food bowl while she does this, which makes me concerned that she might be...
  11. Dilla66

    Regurgitation smell?

    It’s mating season for my two conures and the male is constantly regurgitating into the females mouth. the smell of the regurgitation has a vinegar smell (without the sting) and I can smell it on both of their beaks during this time of year. but once the season is over their beaks/mouths...
  12. Char123

    Bonded lovebird and parrotlet

    Hi I have both a parrotlet and a rescue lovebird, when I got them they was in separate cages however decided they wanted to be together so for the past year and a bit they have not been separated but since January my lovebird who is male has got a bit too heavy handed with his mating ritual and...
  13. 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...
  14. Zaphradoo

    Is my female pregnant?

    Hi! I have recently bought 2 budgies, a male and a female. Well unexpectedly they fell in love with each other right away!! I have never had birds myself, but my husband has had them when he was growing up. Anyways with much research I realized I had better get a nesting box! These two are...
  15. T


    We rescued this beauty and thought it was perhaps a boy. He was neglected and not hand tamed. He’s approximately 1 1/2 years old. We worked with him and he’s completely tamed now. In the last week “he” has been doing this to my teenager. Do we have a girl who’s wanting to mate? Lol.
  16. arayabd

    Pictures Is my canary trying to mate?

    Hi All! This is my first post, so bear with me if my ettiquete is a little off :) I have a beautiful little Harz Roller canary, Pablo. She (i'm assuming) has been with me for about two years now and has recently started to exhibit some strange behaviour. There are no other birds around as my...
  17. julia890

    Mating signs but don’t interact? (lovebirds)

    Hello! I’m a newbie so I hope someone can enlighten me on this ! :D Since my 1year lovebird kept humping my socks and sponges and tried to feed them by regurgitating on them (pretty much all day) , I decided to get a female lovebird and introduce them slowly. I wouldn’t mind...