2 Month Old Lovebirds fight

by Blanca
(Canada)

I recently got 2 Lovebirds, One of the Lovebirds is green with a soft peach face & I believe its a female. She likes to bite or bother the other one, who I believe is a male.

If he is playing with me, she bites him, pecks at his eyes. I try to seperate them when they are out so they don't get distracted as well, but they both hate it. They love flying together so If they aren't together they just call for each other and don't focus.

I don't know why when they are out of the cage they get along. But they don't if they are in the cage or if I am paying attention to the male one. I don't know if I should offer the green one up to someone else, because i don't know if they have formed a bond already. Will it be bad to seperate them? Will they out grow this fighting? I'm worried that she will hurt him. Please let me know what to do. Thank you

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Sep 30, 2011
Lovebirds fight
by: Anonymous

Get another cage. Sounds like your birds need indiviudal space. Plus it will keep one from hurting the other which I don't think you want.

Sep 29, 2011
2 Month Old Lovebirds fight
by: Linda

Dont' ever put strange birds together in the same cage as this will result in one or both's death. Put one of them into its own cage and keep it that way. Also, take both to an Avian Vet to have wings clipped as birds flying around in the house is dangerous plus they may fly out the door when open and be gone forever.

Thanks for writing,
Linda

Sep 29, 2011
Lovebirds
by: Anonymous

This is just my opinion, but I would not separate them and give one to someone else.

It sounds like the female has a bit of the green eyed monster in her, lol, jealousy.

If she picks at him in the cage, I would put them in two separate cages and put them side by side, just a short distance so they can't get at each other through the bars.

If you cover them at night, I would cover them together. Maybe try giving the female a bit more attention also. Make sure they have lots to play with so as to keep them occupied so she doesn't have time to think about picking on the other one.

Good Luck.

Sep 29, 2011
Use a DIVIDER CAGE!
by: Joan Quinn

I have 8 Lovebirds. The females boss around the males and could actually kill him if I left the 2 of them in the same cage. But yet they are bonded. So I have them in a "divider" cage where they preen each other, feed each other, play together and even fight a little, but they can't hurt each other because there is a divider in the middle. Lovebirds really enjoy the companionship of another Lovebird. I even have 2 FEMALE Lovebirds that are bonded and have them in a divider cage. They LOVE it. They are still bonded to me, yet have the pleasure of another bird of their kind to play with when you can't be around. It really is the best of both worlds! And they cannot mate through a divider cage. I hope this information helps. You may want to GOOGLE "bird fair" in your area and then attend one. They sell these divider cages fairly cheap.

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