Lovebirds not getting along

by Denise
(Mount Clemens, MI)

I just bought two 2 month old lovebirds from the same person. One of the lovebirds is pecking and being mean to the other one.

They were all in a cage together when I bought them what should I do?

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Apr 21, 2013
Lovebirds not getting along
by: Linda

I don't want to scare you, and I DO want to get you motivated. Lovebirds can and do kill each other sometimes even when they appear to like each other. Get another cage for one of them immediately, like right now. Birds who do not get along hurt each other and sometimes the injuries are severe requiring an avian vet.

Also, if you have not already had both of them examined by an avian vet only, do it now. It is possible one or both of them is sick, and sick birds are quickly dispatched in the wild either by flock killing them or driving them out to die. Have both examined for infections because all new birds need to be examined by an avian vet during the first few days we have them. Moving around is stressful leaving them open for all kinds of infections. Some are already sick when bought, so do not wait to have them examined and put into separate cages.

Linda

Apr 21, 2013
Lovebird picking on sibling
by: Tracie

It doesn't matter if they shared a cage before, if they don't get along they must be caged separately.

It is possible that your cage is too small for them, that you do not have enough areas in the cage for them to move and play without getting in each other's way and that you don't have 2 feed dishes and 2 water bottles. This will often cause aggression.

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