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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 12-09-2014, 02:09 AM Thread Starter

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Pan and Nike went from adorable couple to sex demons in the past few weeks. I've had them for months, always super bonded and preening. Now, they're doing it multiple times a day and going nuclear bomb on my room with nesting.

The whicker type baskets on my shelves never stood a chance ;_; rip them all.

Terrified of eggs as I am, after Mango passed in such a harsh way with egg laying, I don't know. I don't even think you guys ever met her. I am honestly more afraid of Pan losing Nike than I am of losing her myself, if the worst was to happen again. Don't get me wrong, I would be destroyed. But the way these two are together.. Pan hates my living guts and I have more than enough scars to prove it. Also side note, he pooped on my head yesterday, none of you will ever convince me that wasn't on purpose :P he totally freaking aimed. Still, doesn't change the fact that when he escaped outside, he had every chance to fly away but put up with dozens and dozens of failed catch attempts over quite a few hours, just so he could stay within sight of her.

But here's the deal. Super sex-driven, super nesty, super annoying. I can deal. Only, I went to change some feed dishes out earlier and Pan went his typical full on pitt bull type attack mode, like, lock on to the target and don't let go ever. Knowing him, I was using my sweater sleeve anyways. But when he bumped up against my sleeve, he lost a bunch of chest feathers. Like 4-5 in one minor bump, barely brushed against my arm. He tried to nab me a couple more times and noticeably lost a few chest feathers, more than just natural, with each brush by.

I recognize that breeding birds can sometimes pluck each other when nesting for bedding material. But in a situation with an otherwise relatively solid diet, I hope, (seed, pellets, chopped fruit/veggies, approved healthy table scraps and recently an egg food supplement) and no plucking ever between the pair, is there a reason for this? Just curious if its something I need to keep an eye on, theres been nothing else out of the ordinary otherwise. Other than the fact that my room is now the equivalent of the Playboy mansion on viagra and I feel like I'm trespassing half the time ;p Ya know, the usual..

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I don't have any answers, but I remember what you went though with Mango.... Don't worry too much, if you will get support with what to do anywhere it will be here.
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I don't have any advise for you, my tiels are also super hormonal, they are at it so often I feel like a prop in a cheep (yes I meant cheep not porno! My hen has a bare chest but none of her feathers just fall out when touched, also my male is not losing feathers at all... Hope you get your answers!
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He could have been over-working the area if he's hormonal. Also, if they've been mating they may have been... rubbing? off That's what I'd blame it on anyway haha!

If you can get a calcium supplement with perhaps some vitamin D3 in it just to make sure that she has enough to help her lay then that would probably help a great deal Unfortunately, people think cuttlebones provide enough calcium but they don't, however, your birds get natural light outdoors don't they? So I'm thinking she may be okay. Are you going to let them go through with it? They'd probably make some nice babies It's up to you though! At the end of the day, a pair of birds is going to wanna have some bubbas haha!

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