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I have a baby Fischer's Lovebird named Dante, I got him at 2 months old and he had been biting people even before we got him. Anyways, i'm assuming his wings were clipped because he would only be able to glide, a couple of weeks ago I think his wings fully grew back because he's actually flying. Before this, we were inseparable but now he bites me harder than he had bitten anyone before. I have a couple of bite marks on my neck and near my collarbone. I'm not sure if its because he can fly around now or because its his 1st mating season (not even sure if it even is the mating season for him) Were thinking of partially clipping his wings so he can glide like before. We went to the vet back in July and the vet said he's just a bit sexually frustrated since he doesn't have a companion, so i think that's whats going on here, but just to be sure I need some other opinions.
 

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How old is he? Definitely could be hormonal. What is happening when you get bitten?

I wouldn't allow him to be on your shoulder until his hormones are more in check.
 

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He's only 9 months old
Usually when he bites me I try not to show that he's hurting me, put him down And ignore him
 

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He's only 9 months old
Usually when he bites me I try not to show that he's hurting me, put him down And ignore him


For lovebirds, I think they reach sexual maturity at about 8-10 months, so that sounds about right.

I more meant, what is happening before he bites? A trigger of some sort?
 

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For lovebirds, I think they reach sexual maturity at about 8-10 months, so that sounds about right.

I more meant, what is happening before he bites? A trigger of some sort?
yeah sometimes a certain small sound would make him go crazy but he had never been this sensitive to small sounds
 

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Also all he wants is to chill with me on my shoulder, instead I put him on top of my phone where I pet him and just chills. No matter what I do he tries to go on my shoulder, whenever I do let him on, he runs to my neck and bites me. Anyways to fix this behavior or as to why he acts like this? Please help me, it breaks my heart continuously avoiding him:darkcloud:
 

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the vet said he's just a bit sexually frustrated since he doesn't have a companion, so i think that's whats going on here, but just to be sure I need some other opinions.
That is exactly what’s going on. You are the surrogate flock/mate because they need to be with others. Humans are a very poor substitute no matter how hard we try.

You should think very hard about getting him a true friend. It will help tremendously. More importantly it relieves you of that burden of filling those big shoes (flock/mate) which you can't.

As far as right now, wrap a big scary scarf around your neck until this "phase" can be worked through.
 

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You should think very hard about getting him a true friend. It will help tremendously. More importantly it relieves you of that burden of filling those big shoes (flock/mate) which you can't.
I'm scared if I do give him a mate he'll be less interactive with us and he'll bite more than he already does, he's the type to love only one person and hates the rest, so if I do give him a companion will he be aggressive with me?
 

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I'm scared if I do give him a mate he'll be less interactive with us and he'll bite more than he already does, he's the type to love only one person and hates the rest, so if I do give him a companion will he be aggressive with me?
More than he already is? I doubt it. I didn't say mate. I said a friend. I would get another male.
 

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Your bird doesn't have any boundaries and you are its entire world. There is no other. No where else to shift that focus.

 
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I'm scared if I do give him a mate he'll be less interactive with us

Once the hormones have had a chance to level out and his needs are being met (companionship) you'll see a different bird.
 

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Thank you all so much for helping me out, I will definitely consider giving my bird a companion!
 
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