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Old 07-11-2018, 03:16 PM
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Is it true that female birds prefer men over women? I have heard many, many people talk about how male birds prefer women, and female birds prefer men. I'm not exactly sure if this is true, but I am aware that it is 100% possible for a bird to become attached to someone of the gender they least prefer. Thank you
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Old 07-11-2018, 03:33 PM
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Re: A Bird's Gender Preference

my guess is it's a myth. Don't see why it would matter to a bird unless they have bad history with a specific gender or ended up bonded to a specific gender. But I don't think gender has much of a play in whether a parrot will like you or not.
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Re: A Bird's Gender Preference

It is complete nonsense.
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Old 07-11-2018, 05:16 PM
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Re: A Bird's Gender Preference

In MY opinion, the only correlation could be in how men and women typically interact with pets. Stereotypical female nurturing/mother behavior versus stereotypical male buddy/fun/active interaction. But every bird, like every person, has their own personality, so you can probably throw all those stereotypes out the window.


Anyhoo, Yoda is male and he loves me and my husband both equally. Sometimes he wants me more than him, sometimes the other way around. Generally Yoda wants to be with whoever is doing the most interesting thing, ie whoever finds it most inconvenient to have a parrot hanging off of your shirt trying to chew on whatever you are paying attention to.
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Re: A Bird's Gender Preference

Plenty of people can tell you from firsthand experience that their birds do indeed appear to prefer one gender or the other. That said, it does not necessarily appear to have much to do with the bird's own gender which gender of human they like more. That also doesn't mean a bird will love all women and hate all men (or visa versa). Most like humans of both genders, just like one a little more.
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Re: A Bird's Gender Preference

I have a female bird and she definitely prefers me and my two daughters over my husband and son. It could be a number of things, perhaps it's because we are not big and hairy with deep voices and wearing baseball caps. I don't know.
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Re: A Bird's Gender Preference

Nonsense. Parrots like who they like. Which can sometimes be influenced by the application of treats. Sometimes.
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Re: A Bird's Gender Preference

I don't believe Gender has any real push on who a parrot likes

Just remember Correlation does not equal causation
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Re: A Bird's Gender Preference

Quote: Originally Posted by LordTriggs View Post
Correlation does not equal causation

Very nicely put!
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Re: A Bird's Gender Preference

Another urban legend in the wilderness of parrot-land! I've never noticed such correlation.
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