Lovebird molted now flys too high and acts weird
by Shelly Caldwell
(Ewa Beach, Hawaii)
My 8 year old male lovebird "Ipo" (means sweetheart in Hawaiian), molted recently but a few nights ago he was acting crazy in his cage throwing himself around. He kept jumping around fast and banging his bell and himself. It woke me up and I held him calming him down that night thinking he had a bad dream. Now he is flying like a helicopter. He goes way too high and his flying is off. He used to be a strong flyer and accurate. I had lovebirds before but never had this problem.
Do birds have age related flying issues? I hope you can tell me whats wrong with my baby Ipo. I love the bird so much and he is eating okay.