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2 week old Lovebird Stunted growth

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Should I start putting
Her in a cage ? She’s usually out with me most of the day as she is super playful and does not like the container anymore . I was considering removing the bottom cage part and putting the shavings there with her snuggle to sleep in
 

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She will be ok in a cage :)
You can line the floor with a towel or blanket, and lower the perches, just in case she falls. She will also have the choice to sleep on the floor on the blanket too.
Don´t put shavings on the floor because with a flap of the wings they will be all over your home.
 

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Oh yeah you’re right haha, thank you :)
 

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Can anyone offer me some advice on biting ? Bambi is very sweet and has quite the personality . She’s sweet but spicy some days. She bites very hard and will not let go sometimes but I handle her daily. She has her moods so what should I do to let her know biting is not okay? I usually put her back in the cage if she bites for 5 minutes then let her out again and repeat the process if she bites again
 

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I usually put her back in the cage if she bites for 5 minutes then let her out again and repeat the process if she bites again
So you are saying ¨Hey, if you want mummy to take you to your (fun) cage, where all your toys, food and security is/are, then just bite me and I´ll give you a lift¨.
Best thing to do, is ignore her for 20-30 seconds. Just put her down wherever you are, and take two steps back and turn your back. Sounds stupidly simple, but it works and it is usually pretty effective.
The cage should not be used for punishment. The cage is a fun place and their safe space.

All my little ones got nippy as they were growing and learning, but it passed, though I hear Fischeri are usually a little more nippy than Roseicollis.
 

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Makes more sense when you put it that way haha but yes I 3 and they are all very nippy .
 

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Good morning everyone, today for Bambi’s feeding, she wasn’t as interested in the food. She left a little bit left in the syringe and went into her cage. I’ve been giving her avi-cakes everyday which she seems to really enjoy now and has been eating them a lot more as the days go by. I’m wondering if this is why she didn’t want to finish her syringe of food and is part of the weaning process? Or is this something I should be concerned about ?
 

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As she eats more adult foods, she will eat less baby formula until she will flat out reject the formula or just take one bite.
A bit like changing gears in a manual car, the gas pedal and clutch work in harmony, as one goes up the other goes down.
 

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Updates, Bambi is doing great and her colors are phenomenal. Her feathers are still not in fully But she’s doing great. She’s shown a high interest in water and taking baths. Whenever I have the faucet running to wash my hands she goes right for it. Would it be okay to start giving her water to drink as well as letting Her Get a bath now ?
 

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Awwww I love her!!!!! How beautiful!!!
Her tail seems a little short, but that could just be picture angle.

Would it be okay to start giving her water to drink as well as letting Her Get a bath now ?
She should have dried food and water available all the time in her cage now.
Yes, let her bathe if she wants too :) (as often as she likes)
 
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