Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Hormone season - Maybe coming to an end..

I've shared more about Petey and her issues since, well, she's the one with the worst issues and needing more work.

But these last few weeks, my other two Pois have also acted a little strange, no doubt because of hormones (I've read that declining day light brings on breeding season in Poicephalus).

I've been talking about hormones and Petey because she was the worst.

In Joey, it resulted in him trying to nip (yes trying because, poor him, he's very predictable when he wants to nip and hence, hasn't managed to do it properly ). He doesn't try it as much lately.

With Shade, it resulted in her being more independent. I guess most people will see nothing wrong with this, and compared to other behaviors she could have adopted I guess it's ok, but it felt weird not having little baby Shade want as much attention. Mind you, she was never the cuddliest bird (which I did not want hence why I chose Poicephalus in the first place), but having her be even less so made me a little sad. (Oh and seeing her level of activity and her (very) healthy appetite made me rule out her being sick.) But for a couple of days now, she's reverted to her old self, coming to me more often to either sleep on a shoulder or knee or ask for head scritches before going back to play with something. Her being her old self again made me happy.

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