Sex and the Psittacine
It seems like birds think about sex. A lot. Maybe even more than male teenagers.
Many human companions handle and touch parrots in sexually stimulating ways, often totally unawares. The same things that many wild parrots do when they are in mated pair
Parrot erogenous zones?
the whole bird!
Stimulating a parrot sexually can contribute to health issues and problematic behaviors, ike screaming, increased aggression, and feather
picking, These behaviors strain the bird's relationship withthe people they ive with. Much of the problems can be mitigated if we just stop touching parrots below the neck
Let us consider what our actions may be
telling our birds. Do we really want a relationship based on sex? When we pet them, are we making promises we can't keep? Monogamy? Babies?
Meoting the parronts?
Allbitds are individuals. If you're experiencing problematic behaviors or health issues, try head seratches and add lots of other activities like forag ing, clicker training, safe outdoor playtime and new toys.
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