On 5/04/06, Holly wrote:
> I have experience with several different types of birds,
> and about a month ago my Grandmother gave me her one year
> old Lovebird that she had hand raised. He is really sweet
> and knows a few words, but he does something I've never
> seen a bird do before. He chews up paper into small pieces
> and hides the pieces in the feathers of his wings. Is
> this common Lovebird behavior, maybe some sort of nesting
> instict? Any input is greatly appreciated. Thanks!
Yep, that is a nesting instinct. Very common with the
species when they are ready to nest. The lovebirds are
mature younger than other species and at one year they are
mature. Best wishes~!