Are there months when they don't have it?????? Or is it all the time?????
How long it lasts and how often it happens (and what time of year) depends on species and individual. Some of the cockatoo owners claim that theirs are hormonal several times a year. My female macaw has a very well defined pattern of hormonal behavior, though; it starts at Thanksgiving and ends around New Year's. The rest of the time, she's a steady, level headed, sweetheartKnow they have it at breeding season and wondering when that starts to trigger their hormones & when does it stop?????
Well Shawn is already crazy(what U2 isn't though ) so we'll see if it helps. He shreds as soon as I change the papers out and then he uses one sheet to hide under. It's terribly cute but obviously not helping with his issues.I don't know. I have found that if we do not allow Zamir to shred she get's depressed and goes stir crazy because she's hard wired to do it. What I did do was let her shred but take out all the stuff at the end of the day so that it does not ever get to be a nest. That seemed to be a good compromise, but now I'm not sure. Perhaps that is why she's laying clutch after clutch. I think I'm going to take out the easy shred stuff and just leave the wood up so that she has to work harder at it.
If there is one single positive change that pet bird owners can make, it is returning the bird to a regularly recurring photoperiod. Whether in the wild or in captivity, most birds demonstrate a remark-able periodicity to their days. Restoration of a regular recurring day and night cycle usually results in a happier and healthier companion bird. Ideally the photoperiod would begin at dawn when most birds, covered or not, sense the new day and begin to stir. As most birds are from equatorial and subequa-torial latitudes where day length is roughly twelve hours year round, establishing a routine that follows a 12-hour day with a 12-hour night is ideal.