ways around Goffin Cockatoo mating behavior
I have received advice in the past regarding how to avoid parrot mating behavior. We never had the problem with our African Grey but we now have a Cockatoo and I can't remember the exact advice we were given. I'm hoping you can help.
We were told that a way to 'trick' them into not realizing it's mating season by adjusting the # of hours they're exposed to light. I hope this makes sense and I'm remembering it correctly because it was advice from a reputable sourse.
Have you heard of this method and how many hours of complete darkness should they have to achieve this?
She's been showing mating behavior for about a week or two now and for the sake of our other birds and ourselves I would like to get her back 'out of' thinking it's mating season.
Any advice would help but I would like to know if the amount of light they're exposed to really works. The source said that way they don't realize the season change as much (as they don't sense the days getting longer.