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Aggressive Lovebird

scirensnow

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Hello everyone, I have a 9 month female lovebird who has progressively gotten more and more aggressive and bitey over the 3 months I’ve had her. I’ve tried to work on trying to get her to step up but she bites my finger or does these weird head movements which to me seem like a sign to step away and let her cool off. She has a male mate who is also 9 months and he is the complete opposite, very kind and never bites. I just want to be able to train her to step up and do recall training at least. She’s very active out of the cage and loves spending time with her mate. I can occasionally give her scratches when she’s in the right mood but it’s usually me trying to dodge her beak. Does anyone have any tips for a very territorial and aggressive female lovebird? I just want to bond with her and do what I can but I feel so stuck.. attached is a picture of both of my lovies just for cuteness sake. Any advice would be helpful!!!
 

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@Zara will be able to helpn
 

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Hi gorgeous lovebirds I am new to lovebirds I’ve read a lot that females can be aggressive @Zara brillant hopefully she will be along to help soon
Is she still aggressive out of her cage ?
 

scirensnow

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Hi gorgeous lovebirds I am new to lovebirds I’ve read a lot that females can be aggressive @Zara brillant hopefully she will be along to help soon
Is she still aggressive out of her cage ?
Yes, she’s aggressive out of her cage and in her cage.
 

scirensnow

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Does anyone have any ideas? I’m really desperate and want to help this little girl…. :(
 

Emma&pico

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What do u do when she bites u ?
I am new to all this but if pico bites I say no bite in a firm voice and he’s got it but does still niddle or bite if I am not paying him attention do you give her treats like millet from ur hand ? Maybe u could hold a foot toy with treats in like the woven balls filled with millet or finger traps with millet in and give her loads of praise when she’s on ur hand playing with that and no attention say no bite if she bites u I know females can be cage aggressive especially when it’s breeding season were they handfed or parent raised ? Hopefully @Zara will be here soon as she as females I only have a baby n male hoping my baby a male but got a feeling female
 

scirensnow

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What do u do when she bites u ?
I am new to all this but if pico bites I say no bite in a firm voice and he’s got it but does still niddle or bite if I am not paying him attention do you give her treats like millet from ur hand ? Maybe u could hold a foot toy with treats in like the woven balls filled with millet or finger traps with millet in and give her loads of praise when she’s on ur hand playing with that and no attention say no bite if she bites u I know females can be cage aggressive especially when it’s breeding season were they handfed or parent raised ? Hopefully @Zara will be here soon as she as females I only have a baby n male hoping my baby a male but got a feeling female
I generally say no in a firm voice and if she does it again I put her back in her cage. She won’t take treats from my hand, she just goes straight for my fingers. /: She was hand fed.
 
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