Animal Stories - Abyssinian Lovebird

Animal-World Information about: Abyssinian Lovebird

The Abyssinian Lovebird is one of the "rare" lovebirds. Though they have been successfully captive bred, they can be bit particular... being either quite prolific or not mating for long periods of time.
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noor - 2010-03-03
I have 2 lovebirds... one is more aggressive then the other. If the female is on the swing or eating, the male will nip on her toes to move, or pull on her tail. Today she lost one of her long feathers because of this...what can I do to stop this behavior?

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  • Eliza Parker - 2013-07-30
    You could always try putting them in seperate cages, but if that's too expensive get a piece of plexi-glass and divide the cage down the middle. After you've done this for a while and the birds seem okay with seeing each other remove the plexi-glass for a few minuets and see how they react. If they are not fighting, stay near the cage for a while to make sure nothing is wrong. If the problem persists keep trying for about 3 weeks. If nothing changes and they still fight just get a seperate cage. Hopes this helps, Eliza Parker
My comment is that have for lovebirds mother father son and daughter. I raised them all from young but one of the birds (daughter) has a scab on her wing and i have been try to cure with no success. I thought it was because of fighting at first but know i'm not so sure. What can i do about this problem i love this bird a lot she is very attached to me and can't fly very well because of this. Is there any kind of medication i can use for this problem?

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  • Charlie Roche - 2012-11-28
    I think you need to figure out what the 'scab' is.  Sounds like it might be a broken blood feather in which case it looks like a scab, feels like a scab but is a broken blood feather that won't go away and will need to ber pulled out.  I am not sure but no reason a scab should just remain - but broken blood feather seems to stay embedded forever.  It also bothers them so they wouldn't fly and they possibly pick at it.  If you think a scab - possibly you can soak the scab in a water peroxide solution and maybe it will just come off.  At least you would be able to see what it was.  How about a vet around you?
Karen - 2010-08-21
I had two lovebirds that were of the same family. They were two years old. Someone came to my house yesterday to trim their nails and cut one of them and it lost too much blood and died. :( I was wondering if I should get the one that is left a new friend. I feel so bad about what happened. And I know that the bird is looking for his friend. What do you think?

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  • Ben - 2010-10-17
    Hey Karen I think that you should get your other lovebird a friend because I was reading in a lovebird book and it said "birds can die of loneliness"
  • Anonymous - 2012-03-02
    Get another bird. Love birds love one-another. So sorry about your other L-Bird.
villy - 2012-04-26
We have pair of love birds, female very agrassive. Now we got 2 female love birds from friends, can we put them in a same cage? Cage is big enough. We tried put 4 of them same cage they start fight, after 2 hours we seperated again. thanks

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  • Charlie Roche - 2012-04-26
    I would leave the pairs separated. They mate, bond and can be territorial - especially if nesting. Put the other feamles in a separate cage.
Secret Po - 2009-03-15
Hello Nagkaroon ako ng ganitong pet. Binili ko siya for only P250 sa Sailor's petshop. Yung cage mga P100 lang. Kumuha ako ng 10 birds na ganito at nag fit doon sa P100 na cage.

P means pesos

Yung 1 bird 5 dollars
Yung cage 2 dollars
(US dollars)

It lasted for 12 years

From the Philippines

kiera - 2010-12-16
Lalalala I'm a lovebird how ya doing lalalalala la la la la.