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Masturbation

Masturbation is a common behavior in pet birds.

DEFINITION OF MASTURBATION

This perfectly normal behavior is beautifully explained by Dr. Marge Wissman in the BirdChannel’s medical index.

Disclaimer: BirdChannel.com’s Bird Behavior Index is intended for educational purposes only. It is not meant to replace the expertise and experience of a professional veterinarian. Do not use the information presented here to make decisions about your bird’s health if you suspect your pet is sick. If your pet is showing signs of illness or you notice changes in your bird’s behavior, take your pet to the nearest veterinarian or an emergency pet clinic as soon as possible.


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Our 4-year old love bird masturbates everyday on his small rope perch that has a big knot on the end. I figured this was just normal behavior, but today I saw where he had released some of his "maleness" on the rope and he turned around and ate some of it. Is this normal behavior, I've never heard of this before?
Terri, Evansville, WI
Posted: 3/4/2013 1:05:04 PM
My Sun Conure "I call it making love to my hand" does this quit frequently. I just think of it as a release that he needs an don't stop or scold. I just kiss him on the neck and head. He is very prescious to me. He is 12.
Marilyn, Fredericksburg, TX
Posted: 10/15/2011 10:15:35 AM
interesting
valerie, glen oaks, NY
Posted: 10/10/2011 7:20:48 PM
OK
joan, franklin square, NY
Posted: 10/10/2011 7:11:27 PM
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