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Need information about my lovebird

Buamna

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Hello everyone
Its been a week since I bought a lovebird I will post his/her pictures bellow I would like to know his/her gender and how old is he/she.

And I would like to know how many times or for how long I have to keep him/her outside the cage because every time when I want to put her/him inside the cage she/he refuses to enter then I force her/him by grabbing him/her from behind and I think that's the reason he/she doesn't come on my hand sometimes when I try to take her because first two days she was fine
 

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sunnysmom

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Welcome to the forum. Your lovie is really pretty. Birds should have out of the cage time every day at least for 2 hours a day. I know it's tough when your bird doesn't want to go back in but I wouldn't grab him/her unless it was an emergency. I actually just posted about this on another thread. I think grabbing a bird ruins trust and makes a bird fearful. So you should allocate enough time to try to get him to go back in. Are there any foods that he really likes- like millet spray or a nutriberry? Food bribery can be a good way to get a bird to go back in. Will he step up on a perch? Sometimes a bird will step up on something other than a hand easier to go back in. I will also tag some of our lovie people.

@Zara ? @fluffypoptarts ?
 

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I would like to know his/her gender and how old is he/she.
Your bird is adult. So at least 9 months. Unfortunately that is the best we can do for age. Did the person you bought them from not tell you anything?

Gender can´t be known by looking, you will need to take the bird to a vet for a dna test.
It is recommended to take all new birds to the vet for a check up anyway to be sure they´re healthy.
While you are there, get their nails clipped as they are very long.
If you made an appointment to deal with all three things at once it should save you a little on multiple consult fees :)

As for returning to the cage, Sunnysmom left good advice. Coupled with that, don´t give any treats out of the cage for a good half hour before hand.
 

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I would like to thank everyone for the valuable information and the compliments about my bird I really appreciate it
 
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