Post: Help Me please
Posted by Mickie on 1/31/09
My lovebird is two and a half years old,for the past 7 t0
8 months he has been acting very weird. He rubs himself
against his toys, perches or anything you put into his
cage, also if I'm holding him he tries to rub himself in
my hands. I know what the rubbing is. But I'm concerned
because he is doing this 24/7, he doesn't stop, it goes on
even after I cover him for the night. Another part of his
behavior is that he is eating and rejurgitating his food
and feeding his toys and perches 24/7 he alternates his
rubbing and rejurgitating. He eats well and I make sure
he has plenty of fresh food, pellets and seeds I also give
him vitamins and calcium but because he throws up
everything he eats I think he's bulimic. His weight is
steady at 53 grams, he was 56- 60 grams when he was a
Can you please tell me what's wrong with him and how can I
help him. I have taken him to two Avian vets, one said he
was just horny, and the other told me to get him a mate.
I'm at my wits end. I'm worried that he would die from
all this throwing up. I take him outside the cage for play
and he gets upset and starts a riot until I put him back
inside. This baby was hatched here and handfed by me.
He's my pet and I don't want to loose him.
Please help me. Thank you.
I really appreciate your help.
Posts on this thread, including this one
Help Me please, 1/31/09, by Mickie. Re: Help Me please, 7/10/09, by Rach. Re: Help Me please, 5/21/10, by Mickie.