So, I'm asking for a friend because i've never had more than one bird at once. She has 2 parakeets who she is attempting to breed and there are a few behaviors we're both kind of ogling at. So is it normal for the female to go on the male's back? and the male always keeps the female at arms length otherwise he attacks her but not very violently I think. They have participating in other mating behaviors, but are both a bit young (1 1/2 and 2 years old) so is it part of that? the female is ready to mate but the male seems to be keeping her at arms length.