African Grey Behavior
I have a 25 year old male African Grey who often tries to …”mate” with my foot. Is this ever going to stop? Do they outgrow these hormones at a certain age?
I’m sorry we didn’t get to your question during the May 8 Webinar, but Dr. Lamb did answer live during the May 15 webinar – please view using the link below.
The short answer is that birds can remain hormonal even into their senior years. The foot attraction is common – birds often will court their owner’s foot or try to feed the toes! Keeping him off of the floor and away from feet would be one thing that can help.
I would also suggest reading this recent article about birds on the floor:
Thank you for asking Lafeber,