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    So this past weekend i purchased 3 beautiful lovebirds that are all close in age and bond together great (or so i thought). after bringing them home and getting acclimated to the new sights and sounds, they almost fight with each other a bit. they want to be by each other all the time, eat together, bathe together, sleep together, swing together, etc. but every now and then they will have an outbreak of fighting/arguing (either all three or sometimes just 2) and it isn't always the same two or two against one or anything. are these little outbreaks normal????? i noticed that sometimes they will nip at each others feet too when they argue. but idk, right now they are huttled together and preening each others feathers. haha. i know, depending on their gender, that i may need to separate them when they become more sexually mature (still only 5 or 6 months old) but should i separate them now or let them work out their problems? any help would be great!

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    Re: new lovebirds acting weird ....

    First off, welcome to Tailfeathers!

    Squabbles are normal when there is a flock of birds. Are these birds Peachfaced or Eye-ring (Masked, Fischer's)? And are you saying they are now 5-6 months old? That is when they start to mature, so it may be time to separate them if you do not know the sexes. It would be easier to tame them if they are caged separately anyway, if that is what you want to do.
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    Welcome!

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    Re: new lovebirds acting weird ....

    helloo =)
    ur birds sound funny but sorryi cant help XD

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    Re: new lovebirds acting weird ....

    pictures please. I think eventually you may find that you'll have to separate them. i have three and all are caged separately. they do bicker every now and then, it is pretty normal. my girl is pretty bossy and can be quite the warrior so I'll step in and move her if I see that she's out for a good beak match.

    i have read a lot about 3 birds being in one cage and that sometimes folks will find their third one injured, if not killed, by the other two, so that's something to keep in mind.

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    Re: new lovebirds acting weird ....

    yes they are 5-6 months old. i thought that they don't mature sexually until around 10 months???? if i were going to breed them (assuming there is at least one male and one female) will two of them pair up with the third being there? oh, and they are peachface. pics to come.

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    Re: new lovebirds acting weird ....

    I would DNA sex all 3 birds to find out what you have and pick your pair. Two of the birds will shortly form a pair and you will have a 3rd bird out situation. That odd bird could easily wind up dead, as trios are not common when it comes to lovebirds.

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