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My peachfaced lovebird, Olive, is about 2 and recently (as of March) has gotten more and more hormonal and aggressive. She has never been a super cuddly/affectionate bird, and rather prefers to hang out on my shoulder or just sit on the couch next to me, but lately she has become impossible to deal with. It started with burrowing in blankets/hiding in dark corners where she would become extremely aggressive if I tried to remove her. I discouraged this behavior with a firm no and putting away/keeping her away from anything she could burrow in. This seemed to do nothing at all and over the past few months she has only gotten more aggressive and will immediately start to burrow in anything and everything when she is let out of her cage. I have tried giving her plenty of sleep (covered around 8pm, uncovered around 8am), changing around the layout of her cage often, giving her plenty of foraging/other toys to keep her active and nothing has worked at all. At this point I'm wondering if I should just giver her a nest box and let her lay eggs, but I want to make sure that won't worsen the problem.