Do two tame lovebirds that like eachother start to ignore you and go wild?
Posted 18 February 2012 - 05:42 AM
I hand-fed my lovie, Frodo, and he is now about nine months old. I don't know if he is male or female. My friend recently gave me her 1-1/2 year old, very sweet and tame lovie named Georgia (don't know if she is a she, but this lovie has never laid eggs). They have definitely started to take a liking to one another (been about three weeks now, sitting in separate cages next to one another and I let them out supervised). Frodo started the preening thing right away and now Georgia likes to preen him. I am seeing a more aggressive behavior in Frodo, more nipping me and being protective of Georgia. Frodo does not like any human but me. They both like to sit on my shoulder and preen one another, take baths and sit on my fingers close to one another. Frodo also tries to feed Georgia. Frodo is slightly larger and fuller than Georgia and seems to be "bossy" to her. I have never seen either of the "mount" the other, but Frodo will chase Georgia at times and she will run away or jump on me to get away.
I am worried that they will bond very closely to one another and I will end up in the cold. I do NOT want baby lovebirds, so this is really making me nervous. I do not have plans to put them in the same cage at this time but enjoy watching them interact. Am I going to be sorry that I brought Georgia to my home? I hate to be a meanie. What would be best? Will they stay tame with me as well as bond with each other?
Any advice appreciated! Thanks! Jean
Posted 19 February 2012 - 08:09 AM
The more you maintain interaction with them, one on one or together, the more likely chances you have of remaining friends with both. If on the other hand you "leave them be" and don't interact with them, the higher chance that they'll ignore you for each other.
Posted 19 February 2012 - 04:42 PM
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