Re: Bird eating lovey
Posted by Becky on 4/26/06
Thanks so much I'm glad to know this. It was the second one that
was being torn apart that we saw too so know they are separate.
I'll keep them this way from now on too.
On 4/26/06, kim wrote:
> Welcome to the world of lovebirds! In a cage kept indoors, if
> you keep more than two lovebirds to a cage, this is often what
> happens. when they are tiny babies they are fine together, but
> as they are maturing, they start to get feisty towards each
> other..even if they are a sweet cuddlebug to humans, and will
> compete for mates and/or nesting sites. they dont care if they
> are brother/ sister parent/child..to them the siblings are
> just another bird. and will kill each other to get rid of the
> competition. often 1 pair will become the dominant pair... and
> the rest will be killed to get rid of the competition. unless
> you want more killed separate them so there are no more than 2
> in 1 cage.
> I learnt this the hard way, just as you are, i thought my cats
> had somehow got to them, until i saw the second one being
> killed, and i immediately separated them into twos. i have had
> no problems since.
> The first one to be killed happened overnight, when i got up
> in the morning and found it the beak was missing, there was a
> massive hole in the chest and one eye had been popped.