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Re: Bird eating lovey

Posted by Kitty.J on 4/26/06
(4) Comments

    On 4/26/06, Becky wrote:
    > I have a problem that I don't know the answer to. I
    > handfeed a clutch of 5 lovebirds. They have been together
    > ever since, they are about 6 months old now. A few days
    > ago I got up and came to feed and check on them and one
    > was dead with its head eaten. I was just sick and figured
    > a mouse must have gotten in the house and into the cage
    > somehow so I put them in a cage that could be hung from
    > the ceiling. Well today my daughter was checking on their
    > water around noon and one of my babies was in the process
    > of eating another one. We have put it in another cage by
    > itself now, but I want to know if this is normal or if
    > there is some sort of a problem here. They are fed fresh
    > veggies and seed and pellets. They are checked on 3 times
    > a day for their water and problems, and my kids get them
    > out to play with them often. I handle them as well as much
    > as possible. I want to know what to do with this bird as I
    > am afraid to put it in with other birds now and I have
    > heard it is not good to keep them alone. Please help.

    Sorry i am not a lovebird expert but are you sure the bird
    was eaten or maybe being attacked??? Some birds do draw
    blood and can totally disable a bird and tear them apart if
    they really get into it but eating fully feather birds of
    the same species?? I hope someone can help you on this.