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Rubbing behaviour?

I hope this is the right spot for this. I have a question about Rex (lorikeet) when we first visited him I noticed he would rub his bum on my and my mums hand when he stepped up on it. When we first got him home he didn't do it for a few days but is now doing it again. I'm guessing it's hormonal behaviour and I know it should be discouraged but I'm not sure how to go about it when he only does it when he is on our hands.

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I'd say go with the normal hormonal treatments such as manipulating the daylight hours and put him down every time he attempts it. He's masturbating. My yellow streaked lory was absolutely terrible for it! Every single time I'd pick him up. They're rough too
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That's what I'm worried about him getting rough if it continues. I love lorikeets but I fear their bites at the moment he's just rubbing though so I wanted to correct it before it got worse. I'll start him on the long nights tomorrow

Do you think it would effect me introducing him to Bluey in a few weeks since she's a female and Rex has been an only bird at his previous home?

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The lory I fostered, Phoebe, she would almost never bite except for when she got too rough while playing. And then it was absolutely awful! She had me crying!




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Oh lory bites are the worst. I would rather of had my lesser sulphur crested cockatoo bite me than one of my lories!

I would hold off introducing them for a while until you've got him under control. You might find that he will be a bit of a bully and hound her a lot


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Did your lesser sulphur crested cockatoo ever bite you, Daisy?




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Bluey once bit me and it went through my finger nail, I cried then

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Did your lesser sulphur crested cockatoo ever bite you, Daisy?
Nope! I could read him like a book and I could pick on any behaviour that I deemed inappropriate or aggressive. However, I had been bitten by bigger too haha

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