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Aggressive Lorikeet, is there any fix?

Discussion in 'Lorikeet Lane' started by Kenzie, 9/28/18.

  1. Kenzie

    Kenzie Meeting neighbors

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    I am very aware and knew before I got my third bird that Lorikeets are KNOWN for being aggressive to the point of killing, even. I have a Forsten / Sunset Lorikeet whose about a little over a year old now. He's a sweetheart and my first bird, loving to me and my boyfriend.

    I have since got an Amazon and Blue Crown Conure. Amazon does his own thing and I restrict my flighted warrior from dive-bombing my Amazon and flying when around the Amazon or else he will... well, dive-bomb my zon! But I would, in a perfect world, love for my Lorikeet and BC Conure to tolerate eachother in the same room.

    BC Conure is not flighted yet as he is a merely 4 month old baby and was clipped before I bought him, waiting for them wings! But my Lorikeet is flighted and is notorious for trying to fly attack my Amazon. I knew he will happily attack the BC Conure.

    Basically, I am asking if there is any training I can do to make them be in the presence of eachother without aggressive-butt attacking the baby. Bonus points if I can get him to stop dive-bombing my Amazon.

    I've debated clipping my Lorikeet but ever since he has learned to fly, he's been more confident and happy and I don't know if I could take that away from him.. It's just been challenging to juggle giving each their respective attention since both are more of a "at all times" kind of bird.
     
  2. expressmailtome

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    Bump.
     
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  3. JLcribber

    JLcribber Joyriding the Neighborhood Celebirdy of the Month Mayor of the Avenue Avenue Spotlight Award Avenue Veteran Shutterbugs' Best

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    You can not force anyone to be friends. No different here.

    The biggest factor here is the very clashing personalities of those two species. They would never even see each other in the wild never mind have to co-exist. It always boils down to environment. You haven't got enough environment to make a situation like this work.

    Aviaries with shared/separating walls is the only truly safe solution.
     
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  4. Mizzely

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    It's really hard to fight against instinct. I'm not saying it absolutely can't be done, but primal emotions are tough things to work against.
     
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  5. Kenzie

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    Yah, I know they will VERY not likely get along, and that's fine. I just want them to be tolerant of eachother being in the room. The Conure is no concern right now, he's as sweet as can be to other birds and minds his own because he is so young.

    I guess I can work on station training well but I'll need a more fun setup for them! Perhaps I'll be some of those "Indulger" play stands by one of AA members who I forgot the name of but saved their link! My playstands right now are only holding 1 hanging toy and foot toys right now. Not enough to keep their attention!
     
  6. JAM

    JAM Biking along the boulevard Celebirdy of the Month Mayor of the Avenue Avenue Veteran

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    Good luck with that, my lories and conure do not get on. Probably never will do they get separate out of cage time and that’s how I handle it. :)
     
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  7. Kenzie

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    Yah, that's what it has come down to and I feel like someone is never getting enough time but I do my best to make everything equal. Do you think there is any hope of him getting on with another Lorikeet or you think any bird is a huge no-go?
     
  8. JAM

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    They get on best when they are introduced young but lories and lorikeets are notoriously territorial so be prepared for them not getting along.
     

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