Barbara K. has a biting lovebird,
Hi- I bought a hand-fed female lovebird from a respectable breeder. She was hatched in January 2021. She still bites my fingers very hard. She lands on my head, shoulders, lap but doesn’t want my hand near her. I have her in the main living area with 2 cockatoos and a macaw. She enjoys visiting my cockatiel, but when she lands on the big parrots’ cages I say no!
I walk there quickly and hope she will fly off the cage.
If she doesn’t fly I catch her in my hands.
So I think that could be why she’s afraid of my hands.
Is it better to keep her in the same room as my other birds, which include finches besides the parrots and cockatiel?
Or in my bedroom where I wouldn’t have the worry of the big bird cages, but I’m not in there as much as the living area.
It could be temporary, while I work on her learning to come onto my hand?
Or is it true female lovebirds are more biting no matter where they are, compared to males?