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Re: Peach Face Lovebird Regurgitating

Posted by Jo-Ann on 11/02/06
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    On 11/02/06, Andie wrote:
    > It is never a good idea to put one bird into another one's
    cage.
    > They will be territorial no matter what the sex. Is your bird
    > tame? If he is then it won't be a good idea to introduce them
    at
    > all. Your bird will bond to the other and not be tame anymore,
    > and the other bird will be very hard to try and tame. If he's
    > not tame you can introduce a new set of problems with
    introducing
    > another bird such as breeding behavior. There are a couple of
    > options. If you want to keep them both then they can be housed
    > next to each other in separate cages. That way they each have
    > their own space but the company of each other. If you really
    > want them to be in the same cage then let them sit next to each
    > other for a couple of weeks, then rearrange the largest cage
    > (they need very large cages, especially introducing 2) and put
    > all new toys and perches in it, then put both birds in at the
    > same time. Make sure there is at least 1 feed and water station
    > for each bird, preferably an extra of each. Make sure you watch
    > closely for aggression as it can happen quickly. If you have
    any
    > other questions just ask. Good luck!
    >
    > Andie
    >
    > On 10/30/06, victoria wrote:
    >> Thank you! I had already removed the bell on Sunday. I washed
    >> it off again and the bird was so upset and immediately started
    >> regurgitating on it again. Common sense told me that it could
    >> not be healthy for my bird. He wasn't too happy that the bell
    >> dissappeared. (he has plenty of other toys) I thought it odd
    >> that he didn't become bonded to this bell until the day I put
    >> him into the bigger cage. Yesterday I bought a "companion" on a
    >> trial bases... I'm keeping them in separate cages until I see
    >> whether my bird will be territorial to the other. If mine is a
    >> male, I'm told it will not allow another male into his domain
    >> gracefully, so I am going to wait a day or two before trying to
    >> put them together in the same cage. Do you agree? I am open to
    >> any and all advise! THANKS
    >>
    >>
    >> On 10/30/06, Andie wrote:
    >>> Your lovebird is "feeding" it's "mate." It has bonded to
    >>> this bell and is trying to show it it will be a good parent.
    >>> If the bird is doing this excessivly I would remove the
    >>> bell. If the bird does this too much for too long it can rob
    >>> him from his own nutrients. It's always a good idea to
    >>> rotate toys so they don't get attached to any one toy, and so
    >>> they don't get bored. Good luck.
    >>>
    >>> Andie
    >>>
    >>>
    >>> On 10/27/06, Victoria Gamache wrote:
    >>>> My bird is regurgitating on it's bell. Covering the entire
    >>>> bell with food. If I wash it off, it covers it again. This
    >>>> started when I bought it a new much larger cage. Is it
    >>>> happier? Upset? It has loved always playing with his bells.
    >>>> This is the larger bell out of six. The pet store thought
    >>>> that it was showing affection to the bell. Not sure what to
    >>>> do, if anything.


    Maybe it started with the bigger cage because it felt like it was
    a better house to raise a family!