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Re: New to Lovebirds

Posted by LOVE THOSE BIRDS on 5/05/06
(6) Comments

    I always had the paper supply ready for my tweeters. Plain paper
    so she doesn't get sick from the print that might be on the paper.

    On 5/04/06, kim wrote:
    > 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~!