Female Parakeet Rubs her rump repeatedly on the perch

by Mary
(New York)


Is this normal pre-spring behavior? She doesn't seem to be in any pain and she has a boyfriend in the cage. They are almost inseparable.The bird in question is on the far left of the photo I submitted, immediately to the left of her boyfriend.

Thanks. Mary

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Feb 22, 2009
Female parakeet question
by: The Vet

This may be normal sexual behavior. It is uncommon for females to masturbate like this but some do. To be sure that nothing is there irritation her, you should have her examined by your avian veterinarian.

Dr B

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