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Old 09-13-2014, 09:54 AM
 
Location: North Western NJ
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very nice post shadowfax, thank you...I think too many people get nasty and find it all too easy to assume...for all we know the op is doing just as asked by the birds owners...

I applaud the op for coming and asking for advice...
and I realy do hope the op hasn't been frightend off by SOME of the responces on the thread
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Old 12-08-2014, 03:00 PM
 
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Sorry for the late reply. I'm the owner of the birds now and the biting isn't as much as before the female and the male are actually sweeter. It's just now I notice with the female biting the male. I'm a bit concerned about that thank you everyone that replied.
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Old 12-08-2014, 03:06 PM
 
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We are just pointing our that the OP is going into the wrong direction as the OP is ignorant.
We'll the old owner gave them to me and so I'm just trying my best to care for the birds. I don't know if your trying to get nasty and mean. But if you are I could do the same as well. But I'm not here for that. I'm just trying to get advice on certain things to care for my birds.
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Old 12-08-2014, 03:42 PM
 
Location: North Western NJ
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SOMECHiCKk...
don't worry about it...no one takes Quacker all too seriously round hese parts.

sounds like they re settling in, generally females do tend to be pushier and more aggressive.
its normal for bird to bit eachother shes telling him to be cautions and aware and trying to keep him focused and away form you.
generally males tame down easier.
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Old 12-08-2014, 06:42 PM
 
Location: so cal
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We'll the old owner gave them to me and so I'm just trying my best to care for the birds. I don't know if your trying to get nasty and mean. But if you are I could do the same as well. But I'm not here for that. I'm just trying to get advice on certain things to care for my birds.
Ignore the Quack, pot stirring troll. There are good people with knowledge on here.
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Old 12-08-2014, 09:17 PM
 
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Ignore the Quack, pot stirring troll. There are good people with knowledge on here.
You're obviously not one of them as you have nothing to add to this post.
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Old 12-09-2014, 08:47 AM
 
Location: Ocala, FL
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Sorry for the late reply. I'm the owner of the birds now and the biting isn't as much as before the female and the male are actually sweeter. It's just now I notice with the female biting the male. I'm a bit concerned about that thank you everyone that replied.
That is perfectly normal. The female is trying to protect it's mate, nothing more. Very common behavior in love birds.
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Old 12-10-2014, 02:19 PM
 
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Yeah, I found a lovebird years ago, outside. She hopped right on to my finger, and I thought that she was just the cutest sweet little thing. We ended up changing her name to TB, short for Terror Bird, after a few months, and many bites. They can bite very hard relative to their size.

As far as feed, seed is a very poor choice to feed domestic birds as their diet, if they are on a seed diet, try to change them to a pelleted food like ZuPreem or RoudyBush, and offer them small amounts of fresh fruit and veg, just be sure to remove what they don't eat after a few hours on the persishable food. Seeds are OK as a treat, but eating it as the main component is like humans eating potato chips.
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Old 12-14-2014, 07:56 AM
 
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I use seeds as base diet, as they like them a lot, and supplement with pellets, fruits or veggies on a daily basis. They like that.

NOTE: For you crazies, please pay attention to the underline part and don't send me hate mails!
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Old 12-15-2014, 11:00 AM
 
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Seed is not appropriate for a base diet. It is full of fat, and does not provide a balanced diet. Lovebirds that are offered seed will fill up on the seed and not eat enough of other more nutritious items. This isn't hate mail, it is a fact. Anyone with grey matter that actually works should know that.

https://www.google.com/search?q=seed...oe=&gws_rd=ssl

But then again, you just have to joust with anyone who dares disagree with you, don't you, Quack?

Love,

Buzz Bee, who is intelligent, educated, and sane.
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