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.
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.