Kakariki dont stop mating

by becky
(portsmouth, hants, england)

my two kakarikis do not stop matting it constant and they take turnes is this normal ?

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Nov 17, 2011
karariki dont stop mating
by: Anne

Hi there, sounds to me like you have 2 birds of the same sex hence why they are taking it in turns. When I bought my little boy he had never seen a girl before now he wont stop trying to mate so he is in a seperate cage & this keeps him much calmer so, maybe another cage standing next to each other is the way to go forward if that is possible for you.
Mine are also my indoor pet birds just a thought!

Nov 17, 2011
Kakariki dont stop mating
by: Linda

No, this is not normal, and your birds need to be separated into two cages so this behavior can come to an end. It sounds like they are nervous and hyperactive which could be because of a problem with their diets. They need to be eating a high quality organic pellet and no human food whatsoever. You can find several kinds of the organic pellets here, like Harrison's or Roudybush, and it takes time to change them over from seeds. Below is a link to article written by Avian Vet on how to go about this:

Switching Birds To Pellets article

BEFORE starting any dietary changes, both your birds need to be checked for infections or other physical problems that could be causing this behavior by an Avian Vet only. If you want to know the sex of your birds, you'll have to have avian vet take a dna sample and send it off to a lab who does the tests.

So, take both birds to Avian Vet to make sure they are healthy, begin to change them over to a healthy diet, feed NO people food as salt and sugar are toxic to birds and fat kills them just like it does us.

Separate the birds into two different cages at least for a while so you can get them started on a decent diet. To be this hyperactive points directly to a poor diet full of unhealthy foods.

Let us know what the avian vet has to say and how it's going,

Linda

Nov 16, 2011
Birds constant mating
by: Tracie

They may both be males and hormonal. I am not a breeder, so hopefully Linda will see this question and answer it. I have been told that some birds just want to be breeders, and not pets, but don't know if there is any truth in that for sure.

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