Tailfeathers
Contact | Tour
where bird lovers gather
Bird InformationMessage BoardNetwork Home

 

Results 1 to 3 of 3

Thread: New youngen

  1. #1
    Hatched! ninjatech's Avatar
    Name
    MJ
    Join Date
    Feb 2013
    Location
    Honolulu
    Posts
    676
    Thanks
    168
    Thanked 11 Times in 11 Posts

    New youngen

    Hi everyone; I usually talk about cockatiels, but now we have a young love bird.
    My daughters husband gave her a 1.5 month old tiel blue pale face lovie last night. He/she is very tame and will step up. but does have a biting issue.
    so, couple questions: Anyway to tell if male or female?
    and how to try and get it to stop biting. The previous owner gave her up because it kept biting their son.
    thanks
    MJ
    Last edited by ninjatech; 09-30-2019 at 09:32 PM.

  2. #2
    Tailfeather boomer girl's Avatar
    Name
    Deanna
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    Colfax, California
    Posts
    17,149
    Thanks
    34
    Thanked 776 Times in 772 Posts

    Re: New youngen

    I bet your new lovie is so beautiful and sadly it sounds like a regular lovebird because they are feisty little birds who sadly bite when they feel provoked. They are smart birds and will learn quickly what "no bites" mean but sadly that does not mean they will never bite you. Boomer was a big poo butt who knew exactly what no bites means but still would full on attack you if you tried to stop him from doing things he wanted to do. He oddly enough never would bite my daughter but then my daughter was his favorite person so maybe it was why he didn't bite her. I got bitten all the time and would tell him "no bites" each time but he did it all his life. I just kept telling him no bites and scolded him with a "bad boomer" just so he knew he was a bad bird and ignored him for awhile. Since yours is still a very young baby keep telling him no bites firmly when he does it and hopefully he/she will learn and stop biting you. Boomer was maybe 4 or 5 months old when we got him and he was already biting the person we got him from. They are independent birds but they are also very faithfull and love to be part of the family. They are also so dang cute that it is hard to be mad at them with that cute little face looking at you after they bite you.
    Fly Free Boomer, we will forever love you.

  3. #3
    Hatched! ninjatech's Avatar
    Name
    MJ
    Join Date
    Feb 2013
    Location
    Honolulu
    Posts
    676
    Thanks
    168
    Thanked 11 Times in 11 Posts

    Re: New youngen

    Thanks!
    I kind of figured as much. We started blowing in his/her face when he tries to bite, and that seems to stop the action. I will add the no bites tag on to that as well. I'm trying not to get too bonded to this one, as it is supposed to be my daughters bird. lol . And Misty will get pretty jealous if she see the new around.

Remove Ads

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
Message BoardNetwork Home