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    Lovebird suddenly more vicious?

    Hello,

    My boyfriend and I have had a lovebird for a couple years. She has always been sweet and loving to him, and tolerates me. I can hold her and everything, but I cannot get her out of her cage. The past few weeks have been different though. She has bitten my boyfriend several times for being inside her cage, she refuses to come out to him most of the time, whenever she is out of her cage she is very antsy and desires to be back inside it, she has bitten him when he touched her food dish, and has just been very territorial. She is not without food or water and nothing about our apartment has changed. She seems very withdrawn in a sense that she doesn't want to be with anybody. She's eating healthily and drinking normally. She takes baths and plays with her toys. She does not appear to be sick - what could be the reason for all of this?

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    Frostsoul.

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    Re: Lovebird suddenly more vicious?

    She sounds nesty to me! Sometimes I have to trick Ham out of a potential nest site by having her grab onto an oven mitt, she gets so territorial. For the time being dont force your way into her home when she is in it, do all the food and water changing when she is outside.
    We got lots of Ham here

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    Re: Lovebird suddenly more vicious?

    Is there anything I can to make this better? She's extremely aggressive lately.

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    Re: Lovebird suddenly more vicious?

    If nestiness is the reason then the advice I've seen and taken for Ham is "Change is Good". Change things around in her cage (obviously when she isnt in it) and change up her routine a bit. Sometimes we have to make car trips and just having Ham in another cage and in a different environment is enough to get her out of her mood. You could try having your bird sleep in an overnight cage.
    We got lots of Ham here

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    Re: Lovebird suddenly more vicious?

    I will try that - thank you for your help.

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