does my mealy parrot go through sexual stimulation phases?

by diana gonzalez
(salinas ca)

my mealy parrot likes me to rub its area where it poops? why?

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Feb 06, 2012
Mealy parrot
by: Anonymous

My mealy used to do that - I put him on a set light/dark schedule daily as well as the quiet "no" and putting him back in his cage and it has stopped that behavior.

The light/dark cycles of longer days puts them into that breeding mode so when I keep his light/dark cycle consistent he doesn't seem to go through that...in fact, at 6:30 to 7pm each night, if I have not put him to bed, he starts yelling to go to his night cage and get covered!

Feb 06, 2012
Bird rubbing vent on you
by: Tracie

Many birds do this, they will do it on perches, toys etc. To discourage this behavior, say "nooooo" in a low calm voice and return the bird to it's cage or play stand.

Turn your back on the bird, wait a minute and get the bird back out. Do this every single time, and eventually the bird will understand that it will not be with you if it does this on you.

It is best the bird NOT do this on you, because you have oils and bacteria on your body that will potentially get inside it's vent that can cause a bacterial infection.

We have other training materials on our Parrot Training page if you wish for more instruction.

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