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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 02-26-2004, 06:49 AM Thread Starter
 
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Exclamation LOOKIE! It's a human chew toy!

My Lovebird peachy has gotten quite tame over the last week/week and a half. Last night, I was reading a magazine and she flew down and landed on it. Then she started chewing on it! She'd chew little strips and stick them in her tail feathers. I know this is what lovebirds do to carrie nesting materials but should I do anything about it? Anyway, you know how you hold a book right? The thumb is to the front to hold the page down. Well, she crawls down and starts chewing on my thumb! I shake my thumb which scares her off and she sticks with the magazine. Five minutes later, she crawls back onto my arm and starts chewing my elbow! I put some socks on my hands (I couldn't find gloves) and let her back on. Five minutes into the venture and she's biting my hands again! Scary thing is, she was doing it on purpose! She would dig through the sock to find my hand! Ack! She has this malicious(sp?) taste for human flesh! Can anyone tell me why she's doing this? It hurts!
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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 02-26-2004, 07:53 PM Thread Starter
 
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lol. I can't beleive I spelt "carry" wrong. lol.
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post #3 of 10 (permalink) Old 02-27-2004, 12:37 PM
 
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She may just be trying to get your undivided attention.

Jackie (Kittygurl) may know as she has a lovebird...
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post #4 of 10 (permalink) Old 02-27-2004, 01:55 PM
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I do?!?!?! LOL Jodi!!! No really, I only have parakeets, tiel's and an umbrella too'. Hmmm OUCH that sounds like it hurt!!! I don't know about lovebirds, maybe Jodi is right, she was trying to get your attention?

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Oops, sorry Jackie!
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Hee hee girl! You were trying to add more to my animal zoo, weren't you? LOL!!!!!

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post #7 of 10 (permalink) Old 02-27-2004, 03:15 PM
 
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Does she have a husband? Lovebirds need a partner so, if she hasn't got one, maybe that's the answer... if she does have one *cough* can't help ya She sounds adorable although somewhat naughty!
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Actually Wendy, she's still working on taming her lovebird and it's easier to tame a single lovebird than a pair since the two birds will bond to each other instead of the owner. It's really an old myth that lovebirds have to be kept in pairs.
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post #9 of 10 (permalink) Old 02-27-2004, 09:43 PM Thread Starter
 
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lol. She's gotten a bit better. That night she seemed interested in making a nest. (Tearing apart magazines) so maybe she figured Skin might be an interesting texture to add. lol. I haven't been bit recently although she did lunge at my keet this morning. Fortunately, the keet was in the cage.
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post #10 of 10 (permalink) Old 02-28-2004, 12:48 PM
 
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Ah... I understand about taming a lone bird and two birds will bond etc. *nodding*

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