Obsessed Rooster

GigiMarie

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Anyone else have a rooster that is obsessed with them? LOL. We live in a small town where we can have hens but not roosters. We paid to get sexed chicks but of course still ended up with a rooster. I now have an indoor roo that I couldn't find a home for. He lives in big coop in my office but ultimately just ends up out with me most of the time. He perches on my shoulder like parrot. He's almost 4 months old. He is a Sebright Bantam. I've heard roosters of this breed are generally more docile (he does have "hen feathering"). I love him to pieces. Anyone else with an indoor roo? We've been fortunate that except for a few occasions of him pecking/flying at feet he really hasn't been aggressive. We were able to curb that behavior with a spray bottle and water. He also gets along with the cat. Some days I have them both on the back of my chair watching as I work.
 

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I rehomed a rooster that became an indoor/outdoor pet, along with a basset hound. He slept with the dog in a dog house in summer. In winter he roosted on a file cabinet in the kitchen and watched TV with the family from the back of the couch.

In Asia, roosters are very popular indoor pets, very adored and cherished. Every so often we get threads from these people when their roosters are having health issues.

The thing about roosters is that they can be quite well-behaved, requiring a minimum of structural discipline, as long as they aren't exposed to hens. That can change the entire game.
 

GigiMarie

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I rehomed a rooster that became an indoor/outdoor pet, along with a basset hound. He slept with the dog in a dog house in summer. In winter he roosted on a file cabinet in the kitchen and watched TV with the family from the back of the couch.

In Asia, roosters are very popular indoor pets, very adored and cherished. Every so often we get threads from these people when their roosters are having health issues.

The thing about roosters is that they can be quite well-behaved, requiring a minimum of structural discipline, as long as they aren't exposed to hens. That can change the entire game.
That's awesome. I figured there had to be others who kept them. My line of thinking was that people keep all kinds of bigger birds (macaws, cockatoos, etc.) as pets so why not a rooster? Obviously he was around hens until we figured out what he was but as soon as that happened he came inside. He was probably about 9 weeks old at that point. For the most part he's been phenomenal. Once in a while he does the all day crowing but not very often. He did go at feet for a bit when he was about 3 months old but the water spray bottle seemed to stop that behavior. I keep the bottle handy in case he gets too rambunctious but usually he's good. The only other issue I've had is him occasionally trying to peck at my lip ring lol. Its never hard and I think he is more curious than anything. Thanks for sharing!
 

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Share pics of him! My boy attack is only 2 months, but he absolutely loves when I come over. He will come over and let me pick him up. He watched tv with me today and he does school with me. He’s a Flarry Eye Gray.
 

GigiMarie

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Share pics of him! My boy attack is only 2 months, but he absolutely loves when I come over. He will come over and let me pick him up. He watched tv with me today and he does school with me. He’s a Flarry Eye Gray.
Here are some pictures!

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