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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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 Which I love very much!)
Females in breeding condition want a few things: Bite, rip things up, making nests and defend their territory 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'.
:rofln the thought of them as sweet.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.
...i remember Iris would attak me in the beginning. I just endure the pain until she realized she wasnt getting anywhereEnna, what do you do when she attacks you, or bites you?