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What Age Does A BE2 Mature And Dealing With Hormones


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#1 HavockAndMe

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Posted 18 November 2011 - 04:20 AM

I am just wondering what age a BE2 reaches maturity. I have read it can be as early as 4-5 with a long billed corella. My BE2 Havock is about two years old. The breeder said he is a male because of the shape and size of his head and beak, he also has dark brown eyes. I have done a lot of research on hormonal behaviour but I feel I can never have too much. I know thing like making sure the bird gets enough sleep, being careful how much and where you pet the bird, changing the cage around regular, stimulation and not providing any nesting areas. Does anyone else have any ideas they suggest in addtion to the article I have posted a link to.

http://www.rationalp....com/tease.html

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Posted 18 November 2011 - 05:48 AM

Here's a couple of articles to add to your arsenal!

http://www.lafeberca...arning_sex.html
http://www.forthebir...-pet-birds-pt-1

All I can say is that hormones can vary between species as well as individuals!

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Posted 18 November 2011 - 09:33 AM

Hi Monica. Thank you I have read the first article and added it to my favourites. I will read the second one some time soon.

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Posted 18 November 2011 - 03:13 PM

You're welcome! Although it was another member here who posted the 2nd article and I snatched it! :lol:
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Posted 18 November 2011 - 05:16 PM

Here's a couple of articles to add to your arsenal!

http://www.lafeberca...arning_sex.html
http://www.forthebir...-pet-birds-pt-1

All I can say is that hormones can vary between species as well as individuals!


I was browsing your links Monica, and found what they said about warm meals interesting. They are connecting our feeding warm meals to being fed by a mate, and it is triggering hormonal (at times never ending) behavior.

Interesting, and something I'm at fault for. I feed a warm breadfast daily. Am I unknowingly causing my birds harm?

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Posted 18 November 2011 - 05:17 PM

Ooops....sorry for hyjacking the thread. :(

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Posted 18 November 2011 - 06:36 PM

I was browsing your links Monica, and found what they said about warm meals interesting. They are connecting our feeding warm meals to being fed by a mate, and it is triggering hormonal (at times never ending) behavior.

Interesting, and something I'm at fault for. I feed a warm breadfast daily. Am I unknowingly causing my birds harm?


It's quite possible, but if you're birds are not treating you as their mate and they aren't being overly hormonal, then probably not. If they are going into sexual overdrive and you're still feeding warm foods, then you should probably switch to cold foods instead. Of course, you should look at what else within their environment that might be setting them off.

It really puts a new perspective on things, doesn't it? Think about all the people who are quite literally loving their pets "to death" because we try to do all the right things and care for them the way we think is best, and we are unfortunately causing more harm than good.

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Posted 19 November 2011 - 01:27 AM

Overly hormonal? lol

My birds are always 'in the mood' it seems. Especially my Too and my Mealy. I think I'll see if some uncooked meals makes a difference.

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Posted 19 November 2011 - 02:26 AM

You can feed cooked foods as well, just make sure they are cold before you feed them! LOL Then again, it might be soft foods in general.
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