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Hello, I need urgent help.
I have had lovebirds for a few months now. When I got them, they had a small cage. I am pretty sure they are a true pair. Anyways, I rencently got them a large cage and a nestning box. Now they are mean, and want to bite me, and everyone else. They bite, and latch on. I need help, I don't know what to do. I do not want to keep birds who are going to be mean to me when all i do is love them and feed them.

-- How are you "loving them " ? By giving them a nesting box and letting them carry on as a natural birdy couple?  

 If you want your birds bonded to you, keeping them separated is important.  No nesting, no sharing a cage and no touching each other at all.  That's how to do it.  YOU need to be the 'bird' they are bonded to, not each other.

I'm afraid that they are just doing what birds do.  

 Check here for more about how to raise your birds right  


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Certified Avian Specialist. For more than 30 years I've worked with veterinarians, protective facilities, nature centers, preserves and on my own in providing care and education with regard to multiple animal species, including raptors (hawks, kestrals, owls, etc) and marsupials. In recent years I've focused on parrots, usually rescued from abusive or less than ideal situations and helping educate owners as to proper care. Expert in behavior studies and modification of problem behavior.

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