Mating?

by Ryan Ferguson
(Holland, Mi)



My male, grey amazon likes to "hump" my hand every once in awhile while holding him. What do I do when he does that and how can I prevent it from happening again?

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Feb 10, 2012
Bird mating behavior
by: Tracie

Just so you know, you have an African grey parrot, not an Amazon parrot. Please follow Linda and Dr B's advice.

Feb 10, 2012
Mating behavior
by: The Avian Vet

First and foremost you should have a necropsy (animal autopsy) done on Billy. This will help determine cause of death and determine if it is contagious. You should also have Parrot Fawcett examined by an avian veterinarian. You should have blood work and x-rays at a minimum. It will take 2-4 weeks before she accepts the loss of her friend.

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Feb 10, 2012
Mating?
by: Linda

Tell him NO in normal tone of voice and put him on a perch or in cage. Since he is a maturing Grey, he will continue to do this from time to time, and you can train him by saying NO and putting him on a perch or in his cage. Birds, like other animals, learn from repetition, so you'll have to do this many times before he starts to "get it".

Also, the plain simple truth of the matter is once birds become sexually mature, all of them will act out with this kind of behavior. If it does not happen often, the saying no and putting up will work. These behaviors are natural, and you just don't want him doing it all the time.

Linda

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