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squeak514

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My lovebird, Peaches, has a habit of biting whenever I have company over. She loves seeing new people and is quick to fly right to them, but whenever I get close (usually to pick her up myself or remove her if requested), I receive a nice, painful bite. When it's just her and I, she's incredibly sweet and cuddly.

Could this be jealously? If so, any advice? Or maybe something else?

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Zara

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Welcome to the Avenue! 1.welcome signs.gif Peaches is very beautiful! :swoon:

usually to pick her up myself or remove her if requested), I receive a nice, painful bite
Sounds like Peaches doesn´t want to be taken away from investigating the new people. The bite is to tell you ¨I don´t want to be moved¨.

Choices are;
-Let her hang out with folks
-Cage her before people turn up
 

DoubleTake

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Pretty much what @Zara said, she is trying to tell you she doesn't want to go. Loki will sometimes do this when she meets birds she doesn't want to go but will quickly get over it once she is a few feet away from them... "oh, what was I doing again? next adventure!".
 

PippinLovebird

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My lovebird, Peaches, has a habit of biting whenever I have company over. She loves seeing new people and is quick to fly right to them, but whenever I get close (usually to pick her up myself or remove her if requested), I receive a nice, painful bite. When it's just her and I, she's incredibly sweet and cuddly.

Could this be jealously? If so, any advice? Or maybe something else?

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My lovebird Pippin does this too, Although I believe its because he doesn't want to be around them because he will fly to me when I'm with people and bite.


:rflb:Pippin:tiel2:Sunshine:tieln:Milo

I also have an informational Parrot YouTube channel called "Passion For Parrots" that might help with any lovebird questions you have!
 
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