For you, understanding the body language of parrots and mating behavior can be difficult, one day you will notice your parrot is tame, happy and sweet, while the other day he or she is behaving ferociously. Yes, I know it sounds scary, but I can assure you that this is very normal as your parrot is going through a hormonal imbalance period which is due to the mating season. Here are some of the most common signs of mating behavior of parrot and how you can prevent them.
One of the most common hormonal behavior signs is biting; it is also referred as “Bluffing”. This is one of the main reasons why many bird owners leave their parrots in shelter homes or rescue centers. Though it can be very scary, being a parrot owner, you need to understand that it is absolutely normal behavior of parrots particularly during the mating season. Since you cannot spay or neuter a parrot like cats and dogs, it is a normal sign for parrots to bite as they are trying to cope with the sexual frustration. The best way you can deal with this behavior is by avoiding and ignoring the biting, as you don’t want to spoil your relationship with your pet.
Once you have noticed this territorial behavior of your parrot its best that you respect your bird’s mindset and let it be that way until the mating season ends. If the problem continues, then you need to seek advice from a Certified Parrot Consultant.
I once had an Indian Ringneck Parakeet and he performed a cute “bowing down” display in front of me. At first I thought it was his new trick, but later I found out that Indian Ringnecks do this display in the mating season to woo a potential mate.
For my parrot I was the potential mate, I didn’t feel bad or disgusted in fact, it was quite honoring because I realized that my pet is more comfortable with me. And then again we must realize that its due to the mating season that their behavior has changed.
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Some parrot owners have also noticed their bird feather plucking during the mating season. This is a very common parrot mating behavior and is an indication of nesting behavior. So now you know that this is a very normal habit, however, feather plucking can also be an indication of sickness so if you know that it is not mating season and your bird is feather plucking then you must take him to an avian vet. Here is an interesting article on common signs that your parrot is sick, give it a read.