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has anyone ever seen this???

so theyre a bonded "pair" but i am thinking they may be a same gender pair despite the tests. munch is guaranteed girl. no ifs ands ors about it. i am thinking maybe mango is a girl.... hes been getting an attitude these last few months. hes presented himself like a female to munch and let munch mate with him...

since i gave them a tray in their cage filled with bedding for a nest, mango is the one in it most, hunkered down and rearranging bedding. munch too, but mango is there a little longer. both doing the same thing... from what ive read, males dont sit in the nest like that.

but oddest of all, since caging them together, they do not mate with eachother anymore. munch doesnt present herself and neither does mango since that one time hes done it.

however.... i am very confused by this particular behaviour. they have eachother, theyve mated in the past, theyve been doing it for weeks outside of the cage every chance they got, they would even go back into one of their cages and mate when they were separated. now theyre together, they dont. however both will mate with their swing at the same time?

has ANYONE ever seen this before?

also mango spends his time in the nest, not munch. i thought male lovebirds dont do that.... lol

just thought i'd share a laugh at this...
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DNA tests can be inaccurate. Unfortunately they don't always get it right. Samples can be contaminated by another bird. Feathers are probably the easiest to be contaminated by another bird but blood samples can be too if the leg or toenail is not cleaned properly before the sample is taken.
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Perhaps re-test Mango? That way you can be sure



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Did you do the dna sample?

They can be contaminated if not taken correctly.

I would suggest re-testing both birds to be 100% sure. Take a blood sample rather than feathers.
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i took blood samples. separate tests at two different times, 6 months apart from the other!

i cant retest, it took a lot of convincing for me to get the first two done! my fiance will not let me retest.



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That's really unusual! My BJ likes to help Picasso and he is always on the nest so I really don't know. Maybe he's just odd hehe. I love the picture. Lovies have such big heads. Because of the peach face it looks like they have huge heads. I notice it with mine a lot!

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this is the video with the swing incident

Something very wrong with my lovebird "pair" - YouTube



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Hmmm ... does this make them "swingers"??...lol. They for sure are a funny pair of birds.. I have never had any lovies so have no advice... but they sure are cute little brats!!
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haha i dont know lol theyre cute, but confusing. now theyre ignoring the nest, but theyre not looking for new ones. theyre weird birds. i think theyre wired wrong



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From all I have heard about "love"birds, they sure were named wrong... they are so pretty tho... some of the prettiest little birds I have seen are lovies and that makes them popular with people who have no idea what they are like... and when they are not as sweet as people think they either leave them in a tiny cage with no interaction... or dump em... as pretty as they are I would only have them if I had a big aviary and left them in there with toys and companionship... but being as I live in the midwest , THAT'S never gunna happen...lol
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i wish they could have an aviary lol



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