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Hormonal Behavior: Bird Term of the Day

Definitions of words used by pet bird enthusiasts with the pet bird slant.

Pacific parrotlets
By Cioli & Hunnicutt/Courtesy Andy St. Laurent
A pair of bonded pet birds might be tempted to breed.

Hormonal behavior: (noun) Natural bird behaviors that appear or strengthen during a bird’s breeding season, which can be linked to increased light and food.

Examples are: Aggression, possessiveness, territorialism, increased or louder vocalizations, seeking nest sites, building a nest, increased chewing, shredding, rubbing its vent on an object.

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As regards the picture, I don't think it's a matter of temptation. I think it's instinct!
Barbara, Kerrville, TX
Posted: 6/17/2011 12:11:28 PM
Those darn hormones again!
Elaine, Darien, IL
Posted: 8/10/2010 7:59:54 AM
Blame it on the hormones! LOL! I wonder if they have hot flashes?????????
Terry, Houston, TX
Posted: 8/10/2010 1:16:58 AM
Hormonal's not just for humans anymore!
valerie, glen oaks, NY
Posted: 8/9/2010 7:24:19 PM
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