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Anybody have a love bird? What are they like?

I always pictured them as sweet little birdies, but I often read that they are ferocious and feisty.
 

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i have a friend that has one.they need constant human interaction or else they get really nippy.she didnt spend enough time with him so her lovebird became really scared of people.but every lovebird is diferent im sure.
 

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I use to have Lovebirds...and I handfed a few & they can still be nasty little buggers but so pretty. :)
 

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I have 2 Lovies, one sweet Angel and little monster! I have many thoughts on how to raise Lovies...from experience!
 

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I love Lovebirds, they are unpredictable most of the time. I had one for fifteen years and he was a character. So spoiled, he'd bite me through my shirt and wait for me to say something. I sure was sad when I lost him, his name was "Doodles".
 

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I have a lovebird! :) her name is Koda, and she is lovely. Lovebirds are amazing birds, but they do have a big attitute! I'm om my cellphone, I will tell you more about them when i'm home! :)
 

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Ok, I'm home now! :p

Lovebirds are big parrots in a small package ;) I really think some people judge them on size too quickly, cause they can be a real pain in the ass! :lol:
Especially the females can be quite hard sometimes. (And of course I have a female :eek: Which I love very much!)
Females in breeding condition want a few things: Bite, rip things up, making nests and defend their territory :giggle: Don't misunderstand me, they are amazing! But yes, their size mislead people from what they are or can be.
If you're not consistent, they can become really dominant. If they know you're their 'leader', you will have a friend for life!
Keep them busy, earn their trust, treat them as a big parrot, and you will have the best friend you can possibly imagine!

Koda is my best friend. She really is. But I am very glad I already had experience with birds! She had/has a biting problem, but because I'm very consistent, it's going really well! She gives kisses, let me cuddle her, cuddles me back.. Cause I earned her trust, she gives me her trust. You have to learn their manual.. :yesnod:

I would recommend a lovebird to anyone, unless you don't have the patience to teach them things, and to let them teach you thing! Their bodylanguage is very clear, but you have to learn how to recognize their signs. Also, lovebirds are not a good specie for children, cause of their dominant nature.

But trust me: if you do earn their trust, if you do love them and let them teach you their language, you will have a friend for life!

Oh, another important thing. Most of the time they choose one person to be 'their person'.
 

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Ok, I'm home now! :p

Lovebirds are big parrots in a small package ;) I really think some people judge them on size too quickly, cause they can be a real pain in the ass! :lol:
Especially the females can be quite hard sometimes. (And of course I have a female :eek: Which I love very much!)
Females in breeding condition want a few things: Bite, rip things up, making nests and defend their territory :giggle: Don't misunderstand me, they are amazing! But yes, their size mislead people from what they are or can be.
If you're not consistent, they can become really dominant. If they know you're their 'leader', you will have a friend for life!
Keep them busy, earn their trust, treat them as a big parrot, and you will have the best friend you can possibly imagine!

Koda is my best friend. She really is. But I am very glad I already had experience with birds! She had/has a biting problem, but because I'm very consistent, it's going really well! She gives kisses, let me cuddle her, cuddles me back.. Cause I earned her trust, she gives me her trust. You have to learn their manual.. :yesnod:

I would recommend a lovebird to anyone, unless you don't have the patience to teach them things, and to let them teach you thing! Their bodylanguage is very clear, but you have to learn how to recognize their signs. Also, lovebirds are not a good specie for children, cause of their dominant nature.

But trust me: if you do earn their trust, if you do love them and let them teach you their language, you will have a friend for life!

Oh, another important thing. Most of the time they choose one person to be 'their person'.

wow thats sounds like a good description of a lovie.:biggrin5:
 

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Marit Summed it up pretty good.

I just want to mention how brooder females can get. I have/had 2 females lovies. Mylie was hand raised and very sweet for a while. Now that she is older and nesty she is one mean little birdy. She will attack you for no reason.

She also loved to steal the button off my laptop and if i tired to take them back i was in for a nasty bite.

They look very cuddley with that cute puffy face but they can be mean for sure. i think its better to get them as single birds myself to start with.
 

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Anybody have a love bird? What are they like?

I always pictured them as sweet little birdies, but I often read that they are ferocious and feisty.
:rofl:eek:n the thought of them as sweet.

I used to breed peach face lovebirds and when I have more room I will again as well as masked and fishers.

I have had two as pets both spay legged babies I could not find homes for. Cassidy and Billy. They were handicapped but they were feisty. They scared the crap out of my cats far more than any other bird.

And mama lovebirds are ferocious the worse bite I ever had was from a female lovebird.
 

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Ignore her of course. What else is there to do. She can be okay at times. She loves to play on heads and preen hair
 
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