On 7/10/09, Rach wrote:
> He's wanting to mate!! Find him a mate or re-arrange his
> cage. His hormones are pretty powerful. It's normal for him
> to regrute. THey do that with their mate, or owner or even
> toys b/c its a sense of connection so he wants to feed them
Hi, Tooper is still doing this but at a lesser pace and I have
learned to deal with it. Thank you for your response.
> On 1/31/09, Mickie wrote:
>> Hi Everyone,
>> 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.