All rights reserved. Richard O. Much of your book focuses on the sex lives of birds. Take us into the bizarre world of duck sex —and explain why, despite the violence visited upon them, female ducks actually come out on top. Ducks are different from most birds in the fact that male ducks have a penis, analogous with the mammalian or human penis.
SEX AND YOUR PET BIRD
SEX AND YOUR PET BIRD » Currumbin Valley Birds & Exotic Vetrenarian - Gold Coast
Spring is the breeding season for most birds, but how do birds mate? Coming together in sexual copulation is essential to fertilize eggs to raise young birds, but the sex act is only a brief part of the courtship and pair bonds between birds. Most birds do not have the same reproductive body parts as mammals. Instead, both male and female birds have a cloaca. This opening also called the vent serves as the bodily exit for their digestive, urinary, and reproductive systems.
How Do Birds Mate?
Most pet bird owners fail to understand that their newly acquired, hand-reared, pet will grow and develop like a young child. Just as a child grows and matures through the various stages of development to reach sexual maturity, so will the pet bird. The cute, young, cuddly, baby bird will reach puberty and undergo hormone induced behavioural changes just like their human, adolescent counterpart.
Not surprisingly birds have a very different reproductive system from mammals. Instead of a penis and a vagina most male and female birds both have an internal chamber called the cloaca, sometimes known as the vent. Although some birds can have long and complicated courtship displays and mating rituals the actual sex act is usually over very quickly.