Itchy bottom or hormonal boy?!

by Merrilee

My masked male lovebird has started hanging on to the cage and sticking his tail feathers between the bars he then rubs his bottom on cage. He also grabs his claw and pulls it through his mouth as if its itchy or maybe he just cleaning? - I've never seen the female one do either of these things ever

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May 22, 2009
itchy bottom and toe nail pulling
by: Merrilee

Thank you for yr feedback... I shall keep an eye on him and take him to vet if he looks agitated by these two things.

May 06, 2009
Itchy Bottom
by: Anonymous

It would be a good idea to take him to your avian vet to have a gram stain test done to make sure he has no bacterial infections. The toenail pull may be just to remove dirt from his toenail, but if he is only doing that with just one of his nails, it could indicate something else that needs to be checked out at the vet.

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