Hi all, I need some advice.
I've recently got a new bird, a hand tamed baby lovebird named Arya
and my existing bird, Marvel
, won't leave her alone. I think Marvel has never been socialised with other birds and she constantly goes for Arya, trying to bite her toes, push her off perches, away from food bowls and generally just scaring her. It's getting to a point where I'm constantly hearing little squeaks from Arya and I'm getting fed up of telling Marvel off.
She's been like this with other birds in the past, leading me to believe that she's only suited to be with a family who only have a single bird. The only way to ensure that Marvel doesn't attack is to have them both in their separate cages but both birds hate being caged up all day. Even when Arya is in her cage and Marvel is out Marvel will climb all over the bars and nip her toes.
I don't really know what to do as I don't want to get rid of either of them but I also want what's best for them. I'm worried that Arya may end up getting hurt, either intentionally or from Marvel underestimating her own strength. Arya doesn't help the situation as she seems to follow Marvel around everywhere, sitting as close to her as she can and trying to preen her, which Marvel hates.
So thoughts and advice please. I'm at my wits end!