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Re: "woOH!!... aren't you a lil young for that"

Posted by KarenH on 8/12/05
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    Disclaimer before I post: I don't know anything about Amazons.
    My observation below is of a peachfaced lovebird named Spitfire.

    Okay when Spitfire(Spitty is his nickname)was only about 9
    weeks old he started humping everything in sight. His perch,
    fingers, a quaker. He wasn't old enough to breed but he
    certainly was going through the motions.

    As for trusting people to give you 100% correct information
    when you buy a bird, I have this to say: Buyer beware. I've
    been lied to so many times now that I only believe it when I
    can prove it, i.e. DNA papers, a band, etc.

    Karen

    On 8/10/05, Adrian wrote:
    > OK i posted a messege "she loves me she loves me not" a
    > few days ago or maybe a week or so. Anyway what i had
    > asked was "is my birds body language a posative or
    > negative responce to my training her to accept petting". I
    > cant rememeber who it was that told me that she was
    > exhibiting breeding gestures so i have been paying closer
    > attention to her and i belive you hit the nail right on
    > the head. My question now is; Ginger (my DYH) is supossed
    > to be only 1 &1/2 years old. Isnt she too young to be
    > doing that sorta thing? She doesnt romp on me like my
    > friends female monk parakeet does her but still. I mean
    > would a one and a half year old parrot who doesnt reach
    > sexual maturaty till 4 or 5 years behave this way? Or
    > should i question her age being that i only have the word
    > of the owner of the bird previous the pet shop where i
    > perchased my UNbanded amazon? Although i would like to
    > state that i feel like i can trust the lady at the pet
    > shop but i guess i realy cant say i know her personaly. I
    > will be taking Ginger in for her well check visit soon but
    > i live n a small town and the only qualified vet is two
    > towns over so the soonest i would have the money and most
    > of all the time maybe in 2 weeks. I was just hoping to
    > get a heads up from any of you who may have the experiance
    > to advise me.