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Can conure babies get hormonal?

StigC

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Hi there,

We have a yellow sided male conure that is ~12 months old. He is already showing some homornal signals towards our five year old conure, whom we think is a male (never confirmed). A conure doesn’t hit puberty that early, does he?

i should add that the five year old is often showing hormonal signs and plucks his feathers a lot. We are doing our best to stop him from it. But could his behaviour affect the youngling?

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But he’s around 10-12 months, just seems a bit early
 

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They often start practicing adult behaviors sooner than puberty, especially regurgitation. What hormonal behaviors are you seeing?
 

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regurgitation and biting everything. And masturbating on his favorite ball. And try to climb on top of our five year old conure, for mating I assume
 

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Sometimes the simplest explanation is the correct one ;) Sounds hormonal to me! Just like people I am sure some bloom earlier than others. After all, 12-18 months is an average and there are always outliers!
 
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