you probably have a female lovvie there which is going into
breeding mode. If you had a nestbox on the cage she would be
taking the torn up paper into the box to build a nest.
On 5/04/06, elizabeth wrote:
> 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~!