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Sexual maturity?

Ok, I have read that birds can hit sexual maturity anywhere from 6 months to 16 years, depending on the species. Those of you with toos, around what ages have you experienced this happening?
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Old 04-22-2012, 05:35 PM
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Re: Sexual maturity?

At this point, most birds have a specific time frame that people have figured out. You could look up exactly when for each species. I'm guessing because they have size differences that they might have time frame differences for sexual maturity.
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Old 04-22-2012, 05:39 PM
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Re: Sexual maturity?

It really varies from bird to bord. I got both of mine at 10 years so I'm not sure when they started it...but they are both sexually mature...
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Re: Sexual maturity?

The Cockatoo

There is a link that touches on cockatoos and sexual maturity!
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Re: Sexual maturity?

It does not give you a specific age cause it varies, but my macaw changed at 10 years old.
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Re: Sexual maturity?

Maybe there is someone who breeds U2's or other cockatoos who could comment about the age of their breeding pairs?
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For toos I seem to be hearing anywhere from around age 6-12 years. Maui is 6 so I am just trying to make sure I am prepared! This is one reason I am trying to retrain him that sitting on shoulders is not allowed (previous owners allowed it). Thanks for the responses and the website!
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Re: Sexual maturity?

I am curious about this too, but for a Pionus. There really isn't too much online in regards to this. Tate has started regurgitating for my boyfriend and has been a little more vocal and a bit more cage aggressive, but other than that he's still sweet. He's only about a year old now, so will these behaviors get worse? If anyone finds some good info will you share?

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Re: Sexual maturity?

Quote: Originally Posted by TortoiseLady17 View Post
For toos I seem to be hearing anywhere from around age 6-12 years. Maui is 6 so I am just trying to make sure I am prepared! This is one reason I am trying to retrain him that sitting on shoulders is not allowed (previous owners allowed it). Thanks for the responses and the website!
Let me know how that works out. Sugar's former owners also allowed for shoulders. I occasionally allow it with Loki (GCC) depeding on what I'm doing and so I may just give in for Sugar as well. Neither is at maturity yet and both are pretty darn good up there, but I do worry it could create problems in the future
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Re: Sexual maturity?

Quote: Originally Posted by KatherineI View Post
Quote: Originally Posted by TortoiseLady17 View Post
For toos I seem to be hearing anywhere from around age 6-12 years. Maui is 6 so I am just trying to make sure I am prepared! This is one reason I am trying to retrain him that sitting on shoulders is not allowed (previous owners allowed it). Thanks for the responses and the website!
Let me know how that works out. Sugar's former owners also allowed for shoulders. I occasionally allow it with Loki (GCC) depeding on what I'm doing and so I may just give in for Sugar as well. Neither is at maturity yet and both are pretty darn good up there, but I do worry it could create problems in the future
Katherine, he is doing well with it so far. On occasion he will test me and run up to my shoulder. When he does that I dump him off onto the couch, and that usually stops him. He seems content with sitting in my lap or on my arm.
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