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Question:

March 12, 2020

Love birds


Why does one pick at just one love bird.cause it’s picking the feathers of the one so had to separated them.


Answer:

Hi June,

If you have an odd number of lovebirds in one cage, then this one is being treated as the odd bird out. Lovebirds should mainly be kept with just 2 birds in a cage unless you have a large walk-in aviary. Lovebirds can be very aggressive and if you have an odd number of birds in a cage, they tend to single out one bird to bully.

If you have two birds in a cage, the bird doing the picking may want to breed and the other bird is too young or just not ready, or they may both be the same sex. It’s always possible they just are not compatible – not all birds will get along.

Keep them separated for now. If you put the birds back together, you need to watch them very closely for fighting.

Thank you for asking Lafeber,

Brenda

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