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Post by Feron Farfield on Wed Jul 27, 2016 5:46 pm

The mating habits of parrots - A Feron Farfield report.



This report includes the basic understanding of parrots and their mating habits as documented by Arthur Levsing of Stormwind in his extensive one year study within the jungles of Stranglethorn Vale. To which he is now considered the leading expert on the winged, screaching vermin. first we will look at the behavioural changes in order to identify mating season and then onto the common method of parrot reproduction.

As if they were not bad enough - mating season.

It can be hard for novice parrot owners to understand. One day your parrot is a sweet, tame, happy member of your family, and the next he or she is acting like a vicious little monster! The most common reason for these sort of personality changes is that your parrot is going through a hormonal period due to mating season.

One of the surest signs of hormonal behavior is when a normally tame and sweet parrot suddenly starts trying to bite. Often referred to as "bluffing", this sort of display, all too often, is the reason that many parrot owners cite for surrendering their parrots back to the wild. It can be quite frightening (and painful) for owners to deal with the biting stage of hormonal behavior, but take heart, it will pass with time. It is normal for them to lash out when trying to cope with sexual frustration. The best way to deal with biting behavior is to work around it the best you can, without sacrificing time that you would normally spend bonding with them.

If your parrot seems more territorial than usual, then that can also be a strong sign that his or her hormones are coming into play as well. A hormonal parrot may become very possessive over their cage, food, toys, or even their favorite human until mating season comes to an end. Once territoriality is recognized, it would behoove most parrot owners to respect their pet's mindset regarding what they are being possessive over, lest they risk being on the receiving end of a painful bite.

If your parrot is going through a hormonal period, you may notice some awkward new ways in which the parrot carries him or herself, or odd physical displays when the parrot is interacting with you. These can include eye pinning, regurgitation, and displays such as wing flapping or tail fanning. Don't be surprised if your parrot attempts to "win you over" with displays such as this, to your parrot, you are a flock-mate and an equal. Rather than feeling odd or disgusted when these sorts of behaviors are directed at you, attempt to feel honored that your parrot is comfortable enough with you to see you as a potential mate. As with all hormonal behaviors, this too will pass in time!...Hopefully.

While all pet parrots can be noisy, many owners note a dramatic increase in screaming and general vocalizations when their pets are going through a hormonal period. This is normal, and to be expected. Many owners find hormonal vocalizations to be the most off-putting part of dealing with their parrots during mating season, but try to resist the urge to scold your parrot for being louder than usual. Doing so will likely only encourage the behavior... Your best bet is to invest in a good pair of earplugs or use magic to some way cancel the screams out, be it affecting your parrots ability to scream or in a less direct way such as a ward or barrier.

So, how do they do it? - mating

Parrots, according to Arthur Levsing who clearly has seen something he really should not given the level of detail he goes into..Reproduce by touching a particular part of their bodies to one another. Arthur has called this part the cloaca, and it is also used for laying eggs, urination and defecation..Disgusting. During mating season a male and female parrot touch their cloaca's in what he has called a cloacal kiss. I suppose it is rather fitting that this cloaca is located near the base of the tail feathers, considering what it does...After a length of time in this kiss the female will lay a number of eggs usually between two to eight into a newly built nest by the parrot couple. The time it takes for these eggs to hatch is often between eighteen to thirty days and during this time the female parrot sits on the eggs to protect them whilst the male retrieves food for them both. fledgling parrots are blind for a few weeks after birth and do not develop feathers until roughly thirty days after birth, Arthur estimates it takes anywhere from one year to four years for a parrot to fully mature, and the gross, disgusting, needlessly detailed cycle begins anew..

P.S. I can never unread all of these notes that I have read.
P.S.S. Not counted the words but clearly more than one hundred..Enjoy the imagery.

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Feron Farfield.
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