Doc’s going through puberty? What?
Puberty is the phase in which an animal becomes sexually mature. The age that this transition takes place
can vary among animals due to species and gender. For Doc’s species, the African Grey Parrot, the transition begins at age three. Most parrots go through a significant personality change as they become sexually mature. In the wild, parrots that mate will have to find and defend a nesting spot. In captivity, this can translate to the parrot becoming aggressive and territorial. Doc, for example, has become a bit more prone to noisy behavior and nipping in the office. We all know how rough those teenage years can be but let’s just hope that he gets over it soon!
Written by Dimitria Gomes.