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Old 01-13-2020, 12:00 PM
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Preparing for Lovebird(s)

Hello! I am picking up my hand fed/raised lovebird in a week. I have the cage and toys and other supplies. Havenít purchased the food yet but will be doing so this week. I Purchased a rather large cage. The woman I have purchased the bird from has a second lovebird that is also being hand fed/raised and is available. She thinks they are both females from her own investigation. But obviously I know that without a DNA test we donít know for sure. She did tell me that having two would make them completelyUntamed. My question to all of you who have a lot of knowledge about these birds is, should I purchase the second one? I have time to spend with the bird if I only purchased one. I still wonder though if two would be doable as far as interacting with them. I donít necessarily need a bird to Be with me all day. Iím OK with it playing nearby. But I do want interaction. That I know for sure. Is this possible with 2? I guess I donít understand exactly what is meant by them being untame if I have two. Not saying I donít believe it, just havenít been able to find examples of what is meant by that. Does this mean that the bird is going to fly like a maniac away from me every time I come near it or is this just mean that it will bond more with the other bird but still allow me to interact somewhat. Just looking for some insight there. Also wondering what other people have experienced with having two love birds. I know that I have heard that two can become aggressive with one another once they are older. But does it help at all that these two have been raised together Since birth? Or does that possibly make it worse? Or is it just a total crapshoot? Thanks in advance for any and all advice!
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Re: Preparing for Lovebird(s)

Having two lovebirds won't make them untame, especially since these birds are hand-fed. As long as you give them attention, they will still like you. They may decide that they like each other better, but you with still be able to interact with them.
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Re: Preparing for Lovebird(s)

make sure you read about the ptfe/pofoa/pfcs/Teflon and don't use ANY chemicals to clean your home (or candles/scented products etc) unless approved by an avian certified vet. 2 birds= gamble...always...hard to say...
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