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Unhappy lovebird breeding

Hi guys,
I am new owner of lovebirds andnever kept lovebirds before. Now i bought 2 masked lovebirds, they are feeding each other, they are also nesting. But they are not mating, they both are often seen in masturbating on stick.
Can you guys please tell me is it normal or not?? Is this a pair or not?? Can you Guys please suggest me a solution, what should i do?? Please help me out.
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Without DNA testing it is not really possible to tell what sex the birds are. Some breeders can tell by feeling the vent but the birds need to be relaxed when you do it. A wide vent indicates and female and a narrow vent indicates a male. But some birds will tense up and you get a false reading. Some young birds will often experiment when they are reaching sexual maturity. If both birds are masturbating I suspect they may be both males but some females will masturbate also. Even so you may not always see birds mating, one pair of Lorikeets I had I never saw them mating but they gave me 15 babies over their breeding life. Unless you are prepared for breeding them I would suggest you don't let them have anywhere to nest.
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