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
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.