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Re: Help Me please

Posted by Rach on 7/10/09
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    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
    > baby.
    > 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.