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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 07-02-2013, 08:37 PM Thread Starter
 
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Lovebird's bite quite painful!

Especially when It is given on your lip AND you're not expecting it! My lovebird is constantly looking for paper to shred so she can prepare a nest at the bottom of her cage. I have tried everything possible to discourage this behaviour: decreasing daylight hours, removing anything that could resemble a nest, etc., but nothing works. Today I had to remove a partial nest which she had managed to build by using parsley twigs and paper she pulled from under the grate in her cage bottom. Maybe she did not appreciate this since, while I was using a flosser, she landed on my shoulder and moved rapidly to my shirt's collar and bit me on my lip. She probably was also asking for paper. This was the first time she ever bit me on my lip. She has always been such a sweet girl also do to the fact that I have hand-fed her. My lip is a bit swollen now and she's complaining since I put her back in her cage and she doesn't like that. I want my sweet girl back! It's like she's Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde...
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Tis the season my 3 girls are very nasty and their fellas are having to put up with it. Perhaps Casey can give you some tips! And their bites are HORRIBLE!
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Awww come on let her have her paper. She is going to be hormonal anyways. I don't have a love bird. But my Topaz well lay eggs in the spring summer if I don't move her away from the window. She still lays but not near as much. Can you move her away from the light?

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Tis the season my 3 girls are very nasty and their fellas are having to put up with it. Perhaps Casey can give you some tips! And their bites are HORRIBLE!
Today she preened my hair for 5 seconds and she was off chasing one of my female budgies away from her "boyfriend", the male budgie... Yes my lovebird has a "relationship" with my male budgie

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Awww come on let her have her paper. She is going to be hormonal anyways. I don't have a love bird. But my Topaz well lay eggs in the spring summer if I don't move her away from the window. She still lays but not near as much. Can you move her away from the light?
She has taken possession of the budgies' cage and the budgies were forced to move into her cage. When she's hormonal one cannot argue with her. The room has a large window but I close the blinds early at night in order to discourage nesting. The problem with letting her have the paper is that she tucks it under her wings and, when she flies off, a lot of it gets scattered all over the place I do hate picking it up...
Plus she's already managed to lay 12 infertile eggs (at different intervals). I'm sure she would make a perfect mommy if she laid fertile eggs...
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Thanks Jill! Hopefully MeannyFids can help...
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