Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: Nova Scotia, Canada
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So for those of you who read my jenday thread and are wondering how I ended up with this lovebird, I'll write a whole other thread about that long story in a moment, it's an interesting one!
I'm now a proud new owner of a 2 ish year old lovebird named Kuzco. We have no idea of the sex, as he wasn't dna-ed. I had him and both budgies vetted yesterday including blood tests, so they're safe to be in the same room together. We moved him in yesterday and considering how little handling he's had, he's been a dream. He stepped up, had some quiet out of cage time, and has already decided he likes pellets better than seed (it's a miracle!). He is, however, obsessed with the budgies. He was alone for about a year in the pet store and it's definitely had an effect on him. He stares at my budgies all day, flock calls with them, and gets excited if they show any interest in him. Last night, I had to put their cages closer together before he would stop pacing and sleep. He's absolutely desperate to get to them.
Will this wear off? He seems very curious and smart, but I've only ever had budgies and I'm not quite sure what to expect from him as far as adjustment goes. Right now his cage is partially covered because he seemed a little stressed without his happy hut from the pet store (it tore on the way home and needs replacing), he's got some millet and hanging treats, a few toys, and some comfy perches. He spends most of his day trying to get to the budgies. Will he get over it or should I separate them? Is it stressing him out? Would separating him stress him out?