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Pet Bird Behavior and Breeding Season

Many of you who own birds may be saying to yourself in the upcoming weeks, "What is going on?" It's breeding season! The days are getting longer, and more sunshine is telling our beloved pets that it's that time of year again!

I've noticed my Goffin's Cockatoo acting like a teenage boy this week, and it's sometimes hard to deal with, but there is advise out there. Don't encourage breeding behavior in your bird. When you pet him, stay around his head, never stroke him all the way down to his tail. If he or she exhibits things you don't care for, ie: regurgitating on you or rubbing against you, quickly put them back in their cage and try to convey that their behavior is not acceptable so they go back in their cage when they do it.

But above all, try to remember that they are birds, and we must let birds be birds sometimes. That means perhaps having to just deal as best we can with screaming, a bite now and then, and even breeding season! Love them for what they are, and know that "this too shall pass"!


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