Brit1015

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Hi everyone!
I am new to this forum and desperate. I have a two year old cockatiel named Pietri who I love dearly. I have been dealing with her being a chronic egg layer and an extremely hormonal female tiel. I am currently going to a CAV near my home who has been aiding me in treating her hormonal issues. She started on the Lupron injections before she became hormonal again and we switched her to the Deslorelin implant about a month ago. She doesn't seem to be responding to it, she is doing her mating dance, self masturbating under her wings, and vent winking. I have and continue to manipulate her environment with cage shock, manipulate the light cycle (she is getting 14-15 hours of sleep every night), encourage foraging activities, and manipulate the amount of food she is getting. I'm just curious if anyone knows if the hormonal behavior is normal with the implant? (she has not laid since late March) or if it sounds like its not working? I would also love to hear other people's experience with the implant.
 

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Please understand that the hormonal response is driven (triggered) by multiple sources from sleep to diet, to chemical flow, etc.. The goal of the medication is to address some part of the chemical flow. Short statement, nothing is by itself 100%.

Also, this type of Hormonal response is fairly rare, but not unheard of. Most owners will not experience it. Follow your Avian Medical Professional advise, while you work at providing sleep periods and diet, plus any additional recommendations from your Professional.
 
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Brit1015

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Please understand that the hormonal response is driven (triggered) by multiple sources from sleep to diet, to chemical flow, etc.. The goal of the medication is to address some part of the chemical flow. Short statement, nothing is by itself 100%.

Also, this type of Hormonal response is fairly rare, but not unheard of. Most owners will not experience it. Follow your Avian Medical Professional advise, while you work at providing sleep periods and diet, plus any additional recommendations from your Professional.
I know you are not a CAV, but do you have any advice? I am putting my heart and soul into this bird and its just heart breaking when it does not work.
 

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You might take a look at a YouTube channel called “Parrot playhouse “.
The woman on this channel has a very hormonal Cockatoo Named Victoria .She has been going through heck trying to control her hormones.
I would recommend trying to reach out to her.
I know of no one on the PF with this problem.
 

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