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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 07-24-2014, 10:49 PM Thread Starter
 
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Hi all,

I know there must be many posts about humping Lorikeets, (I have read heaps already) but my situation is a little different!

I hand reared 2 orphaned Rainbow Lorikeets from about 6 weeks. They are now about 1 - 1.5 years old. I have been told by some bird places they are both boys. Lorri is the friendly one who gets on your finger, and Oscar (as in the grouch) is the not so friendly one.

They live outside and when we are home have free range of the backyard, (sometimes going next door) Our dog Lola is very protective and is always on cat watch.

In the last 6 months Lorri has really been getting into his humping, my hands & feet! I put him down or back in his cage asap when he starts, but he also does alot of head/beak tapping everywhere! Also they both bite A LOT!

Whereas Oscar won't even get on your hand,(prefers the company of the dog) so no humping there, but sometimes joins in with the head tapping.

When I go to outside, as they spend a fair bit of time in the dog kennel, (chewing & talking), and hear me coming they run out to my feet and start going crazy biting and flapping. Not sure how to deal with this!?!?

I have seen a few comments that people should get the humping bird a mate, but he has his brother to keep him occupied. What else can I do? Get a humping toy?

Any advice would be most appreciated!!
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Lories and lorikeets really are rampant little things I would discourage them as much as possible by providing a distraction. Take some food out, or a toy, or anything that could keep them focussed for a moment while you get them away from your feet

The crazy biting and flapping also sounds like a sexual behaviour. 2 of mine would do it to me. That or they would be begging to be hand fed!

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Hand reared parrots often get behavioral problems when they are adults.
You should ignore the birds when they show their bad behavior and encourage them when they behave well.
Please don't give them attention when they bite because that encourages them to go on.
Give them toys they like to keep tham busy.
Would it be posible to get two ladies for them to make them more satisfied?
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