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Question:

March 26, 2019

Eating a lot


My peach faced love bird that is 1 yr 3 months old seems to be eating more than usual. Why is that?


Answer:

Hi Chemal,

This may be hormonal – he or she may feel the urge to nest and since raising chicks takes a lot of energy, the adult birds eat more. If you are feeding the same food as usual, it is probably something like that. If you have changed food, possibly your bird is not getting enough nutrition from his food. I’ve honestly never seen an overweight lovebird, so I wouldn’t be too worried about it. But if you are only feeding loose seed, you need to look into a nutritionally balanced diet so your bird gets the right nutrients. Here is a link to our feeding guide to give you an idea of what is a healthy diet.

Bird Food Guide

Thank you for asking Lafeber,

Brenda

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