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    Poicephalus Obsessed Found a Mate Shade's Avatar
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    A case of the hormonal Meyer's

    Petey is on a continuous search for the perfect nest. For this reason, I don't provide anything to him in his cage that could be misunderstood for such a thing. Given the DNA result proving he his indeed a male, I don't need to worry about him wanting to lay eggs (and possibly being afflicted with egg-binding), but he becomes particularly mean/snappy around anything he could consider a nest.

    One of the problematic areas is the couch. The presence of blankets and pillows on the couch which can provide many different dark places to hide is an absolute favorite of his. We try to limit the amount of time he spends there, but if he happens to be on my boyfriend and he decides to sit on the couch..Petey will be down and in the blankets in the blink of an eye.

    He managed to spend some time on the couch today and I decided to take a few pictures.

    Now, would any of you decide to mess with this bird?

    Peeking out from behind a pillow (which was against the arm rest therefore creating a cave for Petey)

    Protecting his "nest" from me. While he tolerates my boyfriend around (he is after all "his person", I can't get too close without Petey potentially wanting to get in attack mode) (oh and yes, I did grab him mid-scratch)

    We took away the pillows and given the blankets were laid flat against the back of the couch, he couldn't do much with it and I took the opportunity to take a nice portrait of him.

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    Cream of Cockatiel Tailfeather sammit's Avatar
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    Re: A case of the hormonal Meyer's

    the last pic he has a piece of blanket fur on his head. it looks like a question mark...

    "im now under the impression that sarcasm is the body's natural defence against stupid" - sam


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    Re: A case of the hormonal Meyer's

    Quote Originally Posted by sammit View Post
    the last pic he has a piece of blanket fur on his head. it looks like a question mark...
    I noticed that too. It's going to keep bugging me now.

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    Re: A case of the hormonal Meyer's

    I love all the pics, but I especially love the portrait pic of Petey.

    Yeah, Spaz just laid 3 eggs and would be more than happy to take a good chunk of my flesh when I am anywhere near her cage. She's always been "moody" with me, but right now... omg. I really have to be on my toes around her. And she's just a little itty bitty linnie. Wouldn't want a meyers coming at me the way she does, that's for sure! Like you said though, at least you don't have eggs to worry about.
    Mary, Cosmo, Kaylaur, Perry & Tyler, and Spaz (temporary foster). And we can't forget the furry kids Pepper & Chewy!

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