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#259468 - 03/13/16 02:13 AM Hormones - ugh Caique  
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More of a vent/lament than anything else, but my 21-year old caique (male) is having his roughest hormonal season in years. I can't handle him, but he wants to be near me all the time (he's stick trained, so I can move him around, and he follows me around the house.) Likely to be another couple of weeks until he's safe to hold again. When he can't see me but he knows I'm home, he calls incessantly. Very small amount of mutilation (haven't had to deal with that for at least 5 years.) He would have been an amazing wild parrot. Sometimes I imagine him in the wild, with his lady, raising clutches of chicks and teaching them how to defend their territory and be successful wild birds.

I know what I go through with his hormones is nothing compared to what he's going through, poor guy. And also nothing like what the average too/too owner goes through, but it's still frustrating.

#259469 - 03/13/16 03:59 AM Re: Hormones - ugh Caique [Re: Beeps]  
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My guys are all getting crazy-hormonal also.
Your comments about being in the wild remind me of a sad story about a captive parrot that I think of often with my guys. It starts, "You were a king..."

Little guy...You would have been a king...

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#259470 - 03/13/16 05:40 AM Re: Hormones - ugh Caique [Re: Beeps]  
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Same here, mine are going through a rough patch right now, actually Riley may be on the down side, thankfully. He has really been excitable too, any little thing, like me dropping a spoon in the kitchen the other night, will send him squaking, flapping and trying to get the whole flock going. He was following me around like a hungry little puppy, begging to be picked up. Poor guy, he has been miserable. I know he would have been a great father/mate for another too in the wild, he is so loving and considerate. I look at them in my living room and other parts of the house and I'm so sad that they cant be flying and free to raise their own families and be with their own kind. They really are missing out on a lot.


#259472 - 03/13/16 09:49 PM Re: Hormones - ugh Caique [Re: Beeps]  
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Hormones were raging for months here. She even laid an egg after being at the sitters for a week. She is now sitting on two of her own and an adopted wooden one. Two more weeks and we get our girl back when I toss the eggs. She would have been an awesome mom. Nothing gets near her eggs.

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#259474 - 03/14/16 12:04 AM Re: Hormones - ugh Caique [Re: Beeps]  
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I knew you guys would understand -- sorry you and your birds are going through similar things.

Birdfriend -- you are right. He would have been a king.


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