Thanks everyone for the replies!
Jill, I do make an effort to swap out toys but probably donít do it as often as I should. I will make more of an effort to switch his cage up as well as introduce Tiki to new objects and hopefully that will help!
Anna, I have owned Tiki since he/she has been about 4 months old. Tiki will be five in May, so I have owned him (?) for about 4.5 years. I am located in Saskatchewan, Canada. I have noticed that Tiki is different with every season! Tiki usually is pretty quiet until April or even May. I attributed the increased noise to songbirds returning, but I bet youíre right about the days being longer, especially if Tiki is a girl! Is there anything I can do to calm Tiki down or will Tiki get over it and calm down on his(?) own.
Karin, you may very well be right, but I have read somewhere that some medium/ larger birds may not reach puberty until the age of four? Tiki has been exhibiting mating behaviors for about the past 6 months, but I have noticed a drastic increase in this weird clucking and these bizarre positions for the past month, which leads me to believe that TIki may be a late bloomer? Tiki has never met another bird, so he is not missing partners. No one has abruptly left his life where he would be missing a certain someone. Tiki was in a medium sized cage ( I donít remember the dimensions but he had enough room to open his wings and for toys) but I always have left the door open and he(?) spends most of his time on top of his cage, on us, on the couch with us, etc. A few days ago, I bought Tiki a larger cage with a play top (here is a link http://canadacages.com/products/A11-Smooth-Black.html
). I felt bad for completely changing his home while he seemed so nervous, but he took the move quite well! These behaviors I have been seeing have been happening before the cage change, and I donít believe his behaviors has been exacerbated since the move. I call Tikiís dancing the ďStevie Wonder danceĒ lol. He whips his head back and forth in kind of a figure eight pattern and sways at the same time. He used to do this to music or when I walk in the door, now he does it after he begs to be picked up or in a stressful situation, such as being near an object he is uncomfortable with. Do you know what this dancing could mean? Is the cage I had chosen of adequate size for Tiki?
I really need to get Tiki DNA sexed. I take him for annual check ups/ beak trims/ nail trims with the vet and always decline the sexing because of the price (Iím a student and donít always have an extra $100 bucks ). I have also kind of put it off because it is so weird to think that Tiki might be a she! For four years I have just assumed and been told that Tiki is probably a boy lol! Next vet trip, I am for sure getting Tiki sexed for sure.
Thanks again for all of the suggestions! Tiki is my first bird and I really appreciate everyoneís input