I always had the paper supply ready for my tweeters. Plain paper
so she doesn't get sick from the print that might be on the paper.
On 5/04/06, kim wrote:
> 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~!