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Old 06-07-2017, 12:57 PM   #1
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need help: (hormonal) behaviour female

what to do? my female parrotlet is very hormonal. she screams a lot and is running around with puffed up feathers, beeing angry about everything and nothing.
i also have a male, they each have their own cage and have out of cage time together.
sometimes they mate but she can also be very angry and agressive towards him.
she is so angry all the time. i just don't know what to do about her behaviour. we even thought about bringing her to a breeder so she can follow her instincts. but we love her and don't want to miss her, but if it would make her happy....

these are the things we have tried already:
*since a longer period, still going

- feeding mostly pellets
- feeding mostly seeds
- feeding mostly fresh
- feeding mix of everyting
- bigger cage
- small cage
- normal cage size *
- caged male and female together
- caged in their own cage *
- cage in a busy part in the living room
- cage in a quiet corner in the living room *
- 12 hours darkness and quiet *
- no added proteins *
- no warm/softfood *
- no nesting place *
- no huts or tents *
- no contact with male bird (they can see each other)
- let them have their way; she was on eggs 2 months ago and she seemed happy about it. eggs were infertile. i don't intent to breed so i will replace with dummies if necesery.
- diet * atm (50% pellets, rest sprouted seeds and dry seeds)


nothing helps. it just seems as if she isn't happy, she has always been this way but also has her good and quiet moments. she can be very sweet but when she is this angry she will bite very hard!
she want even step up and she throws the feeding bowls around. she is a terrorbird!

what can we do to make her happy and less agitated? they are out with us every evening as long as possible.
but then they will eat/mate/argue and she will scream, even when she is out the cage with us.

i'm thinking about trying the next things:
- no more food in bowls, only in foraging toys to keep her busy and to let her believe there is a shortage of food; so no breedingbehaviour.
- give her a supplemet to calm down
- give her a supplement to reduce the hormonal mood swings. (if these are hormonal) there is a natural supplement from raspberry i believe?

we just don't know what to do with her when she behaves like that, and she behaves like this 90% of the time when we are around. doesn't matter if she is in the cage or out with us.
we are going crazy from her screaming and beeing so angry, we want her to be happy and it hurts to see her like that.

maybe it is time to realise that we cannot give her what she needs....?
can you guys give us any advice here?

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Old 06-07-2017, 01:27 PM   #2
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Is she clipped? I am not a big clipping person myself but we have seen many members that have had luck with clipping their bird when they get a little out of control.
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Old 06-07-2017, 01:29 PM   #3
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yes she is clipped and always has been. she is 3 years old.
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Old 06-07-2017, 06:24 PM   #4
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Tumi is a violent bird sometimes. I actually currently have a small enclosure (it was for my mom's dog) that I put him into when he is being a jerk. There he can beat up his cat ball and bully other toys to his heart's content and then come out to me to be civilized when he is ready (he climbs the side to let me know it is time for him to come out). You might consider giving her focused outlets for her aggression other than you. Tumi's idea of play is just a violent thing.
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whe have a closet beneath the stair where i can put a small cage.
but it is dark there, no possibility to make a light. i don't have any other safe place to put her then in the living room...
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Oh my, that's tough. It's taken me a long time to separate Tobie and Lilly in an attempt to calm her down but I finally put her in her own room where she can neither see him and it's harder to hear Tobie, plus lotts of foraging and chew toys and spending one on one time with her. Your girl sounds more aggressive though, I'm sorry.
Try another room. A bedroom, an office, something like that. It's helped me. I was also nearing the point of thinking she just would never be happy here. I have decided she is better suited as a people only bird so I'm doing my best to create that life for her.

Also I might shy away from the idea of her being a breeder, if she's aggressive with your male now she likely will be with a different male also and that will not be suitable as she would probably end up hurting him. Lilly was bothering and plucking Tobie, and I believe she would be this way with any other bird.
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Oh, deffinatetly do not put her in the closet. That would not be appropriate.
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She isn!t very agresive towards the male.they just cannot live together because of her beeiglng territorial. When she was on eggs he was the agressive one.he chased her back into the nestbox whenever she was out.
They can be very sweet togethet.cuddle and preen end mate.but when she is in her aggresive mood when they are out she will bulky him and he will tell her to stop jelling and don't be such a b*tch.
They cannot be with or without each other.
Before he came her she was living with her brother.when he died at 5 months old she was alone for a week. She was in total panic and was very anxious and depressed. She isn't a people only bird i believe.

I canbot place their cages anywhere else then in the livingroom. Maybe it is doable only for the night to place them in the walking closet (small bedroom with window). But i don't think it is doable to place them in another room forever or to seperate them into different rooms. This would mean that we had to find a new home for one of the two birds. We cannot keep them totally seperated.
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