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AMQ

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Hello everyone .:hello1:
Not sure if this is in the right thread . If not, my apologies.

no question or anything, just wanted to share an update on my 2 Aga's.
Im New to birds so maybe it sounds familiar to you all, but im learning.

Today when i got home from work, it was quiet. And then they saw me walking in and started to make squeeky joyful like sounds. So thats good :)

I have studied them alot since i got them, (this is only the 3rd day) and i noticed That one is the bully and likes to annoy the other while the other is more mellow-laidback.
Im thinking they are siblings, at least they act like siblings do.

They follow eachother around the livingroom, and when one flies away and the other stays,
the one Who flied away is calling the other and it looks like it said "hey im here, are you coming or not? Yes im coming!" :laughing7:

Today they were on a wall-plank?( Sorry english is not my native ) and the bully actually pushed the other one off with his body :laughing4:. Maybe its bad behaviour I don’t know but it sure looked funny.

And 30 seconds later they are crawling against eachother and cleaning each others feathers. This goes on the whole day. They follow eachother and annoy/get annoyed, and they cuddle and sleep together.

they were not as scared of me like yesterday so It’s going the good way. One actually came kind of close to me. Looked like he/she greeted me and then flew off again. It was not a real problem getting them in the cage again for sleeping but still scared of my hand.

when they are playing and flying together they do make noise, but not as loud as I thought off before I got them. I live in a appartement with neighbors above and left and right but I don’t care. They only make noise during the day and not all the time, mostly quiet playing. and take a lot of naps.



so all by all ; after reading and asking bird owners for a couple months; I’m glad I made this choice of adopting them into my home.

Here’s a couple photos of today if you’re interested:



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Feather

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They're so cute. :xflove: Lovebirds are a favorite of mine.

I'm a little worried one of your little buddies looks to be engaging in some feather destruction. Forefront of the bottom photo and right side of the photo above it. I thought I saw it in your previous thread as well but wasn't certain. A bit odd so young. Have they been seen by a vet?
 

BirdWorld

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They are beautiful. You may want to work on a better diet for them; from what I can see they’re only eating seeds and millet. Not so sure about the behavior... @Zara :)
 

AMQ

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They are beautiful. You may want to work on a better diet for them; from what I can see they’re only eating seeds and millet. Not so sure about the behavior... @Zara :)
Thanks. Yes I’m on it. They don’t like bananas so I’m going to try different fruits
 

AMQ

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They're so cute. :xflove: Lovebirds are a favorite of mine.

I'm a little worried one of your little buddies looks to be engaging in some feather destruction. Forefront of the bottom photo and right side of the photo above it. I thought I saw it in your previous thread as well but wasn't certain. A bit odd so young. Have they been seen by a vet?
yes maybe, it looked that way but they are both doing it. And when I look closer it looks like they clean their feathers with their tongue, so maybe it’s just cleaning? No I haven’t been to a vet yet.. the nearest bird vet is a while from here. But thanks !
 

AMQ

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Thanks. Yes I’m on it. They don’t like bananas so I’m going to try different fruits
And they also get fortified eggfood and mineral feed
 

Zara

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the nearest bird vet is a while from here.
I would definitely make the journey.
Like Feather, I did spot that, they are still super young, but even so they shouldn´t have patches like that, I was thinking maybe the mother hen could have done it before you got them, or the sibling could be over preening. You will have to monitor them to try and figure out what is going on there. But ultimately they would need the vet visit anyway to be sure they are illness/disease free.

In the bottom of the cage, you can line it with paper instead of those chips you have. It will be cheaper and less messy :)

As you suspect they are siblings, I would just keep in mind that as they reach sexual maturity some months down the line, they may realise they ar not compatible and fall out. Sometimes they do bond though, so try to offer lots of enrichment and foraging for them now to try and lessen any bickering.
Also, if they turn out to be M/F, be sure to swap any eggs for dummy eggs, or boil the egg and put it back.

Sorry english is not my native
Your English is great! Where in the world are you from? Just curious because you call them Agapornis :pflb:
 

AMQ

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I would definitely make the journey.
Like Feather, I did spot that, they are still super young, but even so they shouldn´t have patches like that, I was thinking maybe the mother hen could have done it before you got them, or the sibling could be over preening. You will have to monitor them to try and figure out what is going on there. But ultimately they would need the vet visit anyway to be sure they are illness/disease free.

In the bottom of the cage, you can line it with paper instead of those chips you have. It will be cheaper and less messy :)

As you suspect they are siblings, I would just keep in mind that as they reach sexual maturity some months down the line, they may realise they ar not compatible and fall out. Sometimes they do bond though, so try to offer lots of enrichment and foraging for them now to try and lessen any bickering.
Also, if they turn out to be M/F, be sure to swap any eggs for dummy eggs, or boil the egg and put it back.


Your English is great! Where in the world are you from? Just curious because you call them Agapornis :pflb:
Thank you for advice, I will keep it in mind and monitor them.

I have some things in the cage but they don’t seem interested. :bored: They rather just eat,fly,sing/talk, cuddle on the perch and take naps. I will try to give them more things to play with outside of the cage.

I am from Europe, Netherlands. Yes I call them agapornis because that’s their name right ?:pinklol2: In here they also call them “dwarf parrot”
 

Zara

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We call them Agapornis here in Spain too.

@TikiMyn and @Momo & Mido both have lovebirds and both live in the Netherlands, if you want to know where to ind good toys or enrichment, they would be great people to ask ;)
 

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They are adorable!
 
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