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Post: LOVEBIRD HATCHING HELP!!!!!

Posted by Cheryl Westervelt on 2/10/07

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    My new 8 month old lovebird couple laid eggs about 8 wks
    ago. Only one hatchling survived, it's about 6 wks old
    now. I haven't been able to develop a relationship with
    it's parents but I have started to with the baby. Anyway,
    about 2 wks ago I placed the hatchling in it's own open
    cage that is within the much larger parent lovebirds
    cage. All seemed to be going well until a few days ago
    when I noticed both parents visiting the hatchling. One
    seems to feed the hatchling, however the other seemed to
    be nipping at the hatchling's body seemingly CAUSING IT
    PAIN (a distinct difference in the sound of its chirps
    from gentle when it's being fed, to frantic when it's
    being nipped at. Today, I noticed around the hatchling's
    neck seemed raw and also a new feather was plucked out
    from it. The the nipping behavior normal! Please HELP!



Posts on this thread, including this one
  • LOVEBIRD HATCHING HELP!!!!!, 2/10/07, by Cheryl Westervelt.
  • Re: LOVEBIRD HATCHING HELP!!!!!, 2/10/07, by Jo-Ann.
  • Re: LOVEBIRD HATCHING HELP!!!!!, 2/11/07, by Breeder.
  • Re: LOVEBIRD HATCHING HELP!!!!!, 2/11/07, by KittyJ.