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Forum: Behavior & Taming

Lovebirds are unique little parrots with behavior that is just as unique. Questions about their behavior or taming? Ask them here.

  1. Red face Sticky Thread Sticky: 10 Reasons Not To Buy A Bird

    10 Reasons Not To Buy A Bird This is just an FYI for anyone considering buying a bird, or another bird, or who knows someone who wants to by a bird. Just something to consider before taking the leap into Parrot Ownership. 10 REASONS NOT TO BUY A BIRD By the Late Michael Held, Former Owner...

    Started by Marla‎, 10-19-2008 08:49 AM
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  2. Sticky Thread Sticky: Behavior: Learned or Instinctive

    Got a link to this article from one of my mailing lists. Interesting..... http://scienceblogs.com/grrlscientist/2007/12/lovebird_behavior_nature_or_nu.php

    Started by linda040899‎, 06-01-2009 05:31 PM
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  3. Sticky Thread Sticky: Need help taming a love bird

    I originally posted this on another board and got but a single response. I'm going to try here for some help. I have an MSL that I was taming using the conventional method. I had got him up to the point where he would eat out of my hand, step up about 50% of the time, would come back to me...

    Started by shinbatsu‎, 11-18-2009 09:43 PM
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  4. Thumbs up Sticky Thread Sticky: What to Do About Those Wings

    Here is a link to an extremely interesting article by avian behaviorist Gay Noeth regarding wing clipping. http://www.onafricanwings.com/clipping.htm She makes some very good points and ends with the thought that perhaps humans should adapt to having birds in their environment rather than making...

    Started by linda040899‎, 07-21-2010 10:24 AM
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    02-08-2013 03:34 PM Go to last post
  5. Sticky Thread Sticky: New website with information on foraging, toys, etc.

    Kris Porter who wrote and provided the free on-line book, Parrot Enrichment Activity Book, now has a website with even more information, still all free for parrot owners! http://www.parrotenrichment.com/ Someone posted this on another forum I belong to and I just love the foraging toy...

    Started by Pips mom‎, 07-01-2009 12:40 PM
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  6. Sticky Thread Sticky: To Fly or Not to Fly

    I was looking around for an article that I remembered seeing on one of my mailing lists but found this instead. Thought I would share it with everyone. http://www.naturalencounters.com/images/Publications&Presentations/To_Fly_Or_Not_To_Fly-Steve_Martin.pdf I have the greatest respect for...

    Started by linda040899‎, 06-10-2008 11:39 PM
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  7. Sticky Thread Sticky: Teaching Flight Recall - The First Steps

    Cross posted with permission from Bird_Breeder-Hobbyist:

    Started by linda040899‎, 03-09-2008 10:27 AM
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  8. Sticky Thread Sticky: Sex and the Psittacine

    Ok, with a title like that, you might wonder what it is doing here in the Behavior and Taming section and not in the breeding section, huh? Well, I guess you will just have to read the article and find out why! N'yah, n'yah! :p From the website of "The Companion Parrot Quarterly". - Eric

    Started by Keltoth‎, 01-30-2007 03:56 PM
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  1. Taming Problems

    Hello again friends! :D I am sorry for spamming the site with all of my problems; I am still technically new to birds and want to provide the best for my lovies. So, let's start with the food. Pip and Emma eats nearly everything, EXCEPT for brightly coloured foods like oranges, papaya, and...

    Started by xxneeks23xx‎, 06-18-2017 06:46 AM
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    06-21-2017 08:33 AM Go to last post
  2. Single Lovebird laying eggs - roosting but not on eggs - need advice

    Hello- I reached out to this forum for help with our lovebird. We have had Sunny for about 8 years. Last summer she layed 3 eggs, in December she laid 4 eggs and about a 2 weeks ago she laid 5 eggs. I read online that I should leave her alone until she stops roosting. That is what I have done for...

    Started by aaschoppe‎, 06-16-2017 09:06 PM
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  3. Young lovebird biting

    Hi! I have a handfed lovebird hen that was hatched on 30/3/2017. I brought her home around a month ago and had no problems at the start, but 2 weeks ago she started biting me inside and outside the cage, she can be calm at one moment and be a bloodthirsty devil the next. Is it just a phase for 2...

    Started by FlaffyRaptors‎, 06-05-2017 12:32 PM
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    06-07-2017 03:55 PM Go to last post
  4. Ice water baths

    My Love bird prefers ice water baths instead of tepid or warm water baths. Is this harmful?

    Started by Chuchu‎, 06-01-2017 01:14 PM
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    06-02-2017 04:31 PM Go to last post
  5. Lovebird Bath question

    Hi My lovebird holy wont take a bath in anything other than her water bowl is this normal??:whistle:

    Started by shellyb40‎, 01-12-2010 07:19 AM
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  6. Red face Progress

    Hi everyone, since my last post I have made quite a bit of progress. I now feel more of a bond between me and my birds. They will tweet back when I whistle to them and will come over to the cage to see what I'm doing. Today my female came very close to my finger as I put it between the bars, she...

    Started by Matt‎, 05-30-2017 08:45 AM
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    05-31-2017 06:28 AM Go to last post
  7. Am I about to be a Grandma?🐥🐥

    Hello everyone I need advice please. A year ago a yellow peach faced lovebird flew into my yard and I rescued her. She's not completely tame but we've come along way and she will give kisses for treats and likes to sit on my shoulder. Still won't step up and is leary of hands. Amazingly ,last...

    Started by Nicolpk‎, 05-30-2017 05:53 PM
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  8. Unhappy My male lovebird is OBCESSED with master bating...

    And not just that, but what naturally displays his love - regurgitating his food when he does this, every time! So much so that his toys are covered in gross!! How on earth (aside from Getting him a gf) do I stop him from being so sexual??? Why is he like this?? He's a teenager, I get it, but...

    Started by SpriteBrite‎, 05-18-2017 12:16 PM
    love, lovebird, masterbation, regurgitation
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  9. Scared lovebird

    We adopted Charles lovebird Apr 23 this year from spca. We were told he was pecked at by crows and is missing feathers. We quickly realized he is plucking himself. He shakes and breathes heavy every time we go near him. He has been to the vets twice now and they say he has gained weight which is...

    Started by Tiabobbi‎, 05-15-2017 11:40 PM
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  10. My Little stinker

    I recently bought a love bird. No idea of age or gender. Was a bit agressive at first, but i guess it was my fault. He's quite happy with spending time with me now. But Boo doesnt like being touched. He'd willingly come on to my hand, eat and climb on my shoulder and all, preen my hairs etc but...

    Started by Vincent‎, 05-03-2017 11:04 PM
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  11. New Owner

    Hello! My dad has recently purchased two female lovebirds on Wednesday and even though I have researched everything I can on the internet, I would still like some tips on how to take care of them. One of the lovebirds, Pip, is very quiet while the other, Emma, tends to be more active and just today...

    Started by xxneeks23xx‎, 04-21-2017 10:18 AM
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  12. Tips on gaining a Lovebird's trust?

    My family and I have two Lovies, Luna and Flasket. They are a pair and are approximately a year old. We bought them from an elderly couple about three months ago. They came in a parrot-sized cage, and we found out the couple had kept them outside in a shed for most of the time they had them....

    Started by ellenmellon‎, 11-20-2012 12:53 PM
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  13. New owner and need some help on taming

    I was given a lovebird by my mother's colleague who was moving and it would not be convenient bringing the bird with him. I have him for a few weeks now and i have tried to tame it using methods that i have read such as talking to him, putting my hand in for him to get used to and also hand feeding...

    Started by qwerty7890‎, 04-04-2017 07:40 AM
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  14. Free ranging lovebirds

    Hi I'm Matt. 4 months ago I bought two eight week old lovebirds and am making progress to taming them. Note I bought these birds un hand tamed. They will now let me wiggle my fingers about 3cm away from them with no reaction and are preening whilst they do this so I know they are comfortable. I...

    Started by Matt‎, 03-25-2017 01:15 PM
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  15. Question Time to Allow Freedom?

    I've had Pixel ever since he was 8 months old, and have constantly been handling him and cuddling with him since day 1. Needless to say, I know for a fact that we have bonded in a sense of he trusts me and knows I'm no threat. My previous two lovies came from a close friend who happened to also be...

    Started by PixelRPG‎, 03-20-2017 09:15 AM
    bird-safe, freedom!, nervous
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  16. Arrow Vomiting/regurgitating all over the place!

    Hello I appreciate help/comments! My lovebird has started to regurgitate large amounts of stuff, food i suppose, onto the toy hanging in his cage. The amount she regurgitated is quite considerable such that it looks like vomit to me! Does anyone know what's happening to her? It has been...

    Started by QuantumAM‎, 11-19-2010 08:40 PM
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  17. Smile Still struggling

    Hi, At the start of the year I made a post about my progress with my 2 parent raised lovebirds Rudy and Harley. I've had them since December 10th and have made steady progress. They are off course used to my general presence and will watch what I'm doing with my phone and reply to my whistles...

    Started by Matt‎, 03-19-2017 01:49 PM
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  18. Cool Lovebird's personality seemed to change after having his wings trimmed

    Hello. A few days ago, I had my lovebird's wings trimmed, along with his beak and nails, and since then Yoda is a lot less feisty and more reluctant to come out of his cage. He seems to be a bit fearful, whereas before the trimming he essentially had the run of the room: flying up to the ceiling...

    Started by YodaBird‎, 03-11-2017 05:46 PM
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  19. bonding

    ok so i posted in here not to long ago about how long till i can put two love birds in together, (the whole backstory is on the other thread) I now have 2 lovebirds of opposate sex in the same cage, they dont fight or anything but they do not go near each other often, the female chases the...

    Started by AgentDingo‎, 03-08-2017 02:22 AM
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  20. A New Companion for Jasper

    After Jasmine died on 1/12/17, Jasper was inconsolable. He looked so lost and alone, I decided perhaps he needed another companion, if nothing else to keep him company. I looked around and I have an extra female Creamino in my lanai aviary who is 6 years old. She was part of a trio that were...

    Started by linda040899‎, 01-14-2017 07:15 PM
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