I own one single very sweet and loving lilac Crowned Amazon. He's now 7 years old and seemingly has reached the height of sexual maturity. Much more so than last year, my Rico is displaying some strong hormonal/mating/breeding behavior - and most of it is directed towards me! He is not aggressive at all, so that is not a problem. He is however extremely amorous with me. Rico flies to my shoulder, puffs up his feathers, backs up against me and obviously wants to mate! I don't encourage this behavior and promptly remove him from my shoulder when he acts this way. I have to admit, I almost feel like he thinks I've rejected him when he does this, and I love my baby so much. Also, I feel bad for him, because at times he seems so frustrated, as he moves around in circles, puffed up.
Rico seems fine and "normal" in every other way, and he is eating well also. However, my Lilac Crown seems sexually frustrated one minute then his old self the next. But every day he exhibits this pattern. It's a bit unnerving for me, too. Any insight would be appreciated! My question is, do many of you experience this same ritual every breeding season - and if so, how long does this behavior generally last????
How Long Does This Hormonal Behavior or Breeding Cycle Last????
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