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Re: New to Lovebirds

Posted by kim on 5/04/06
(6) Comments

    you probably have a female lovvie there which is going into
    breeding mode. If you had a nestbox on the cage she would be
    taking the torn up paper into the box to build a nest.

    On 5/04/06, elizabeth wrote:
    > On 5/04/06, Holly wrote:
    >> I have experience with several different types of birds,
    >> and about a month ago my Grandmother gave me her one year
    >> old Lovebird that she had hand raised. He is really sweet
    >> and knows a few words, but he does something I've never
    >> seen a bird do before. He chews up paper into small pieces
    >> and hides the pieces in the feathers of his wings. Is
    >> this common Lovebird behavior, maybe some sort of nesting
    >> instict? Any input is greatly appreciated. Thanks!
    > Yep, that is a nesting instinct. Very common with the
    > species when they are ready to nest. The lovebirds are
    > mature younger than other species and at one year they are
    > mature. Best wishes~!