There is couple of reason why your lovebird is biting you. The first reason is because it’s maybe a wild parent raise none tame – Handfed lovebird. The second reason is because it could be a female lovebird and is under hormonal transition. The third reason is because its maybe not use to you and it need some time to adjust to the new environment. The fourth reason is that it maybe doesn’t like you at all and you need to stop messing with it. And the last reason is because sometimes they test with their beak how strong is the item was they will be stepping up.
- Wild Parent Rise Non-Handfed
- Female Lovebird Under Hormonal Stage
- It Needs Time To get Use To You
- It Needs Time To get Use To You
- Maybe Your Lovebird Doesn’t Like You
- Testing With Their Beak
Wild Parent Rise Non-Handfed
This term doesn’t necessary means that your lovebird was caught in the wild. It means that the lovebirds that were not hand fed by the humans and trained to be related to the human can have a mean or scare attitude toward humans and this may include biting. If you are asking yourself why my lovebird is biting me? That is one of that reasons, it’s just scare of humans and the only way they feel safe is by defending themselves against you. It’s important that you work toward gaining the trust of your lovebird little by little.
Female Lovebird Under Hormonal Stage
If your lovebird is a female and is under hormonal stage you can expect her to bite you. They normally do that because they get in a really bad mood and normally don’t like anything or anyone invading their space. You can easily tell if your lovebird is in that stage because every time you try to put your hand in the cage to get her out it will try to bite you. Then you will notice a different attitude once is out of the cage. That’s because it gets really territorial in the cage.
It Needs Time To get Use To You
If your lovebird is new to you or your family it will need time to adjust. This is also the case if you had your lovebird in an aviary for a long time and suddenly you take it out to be your pet. It will be like a brand new bird that you got at a pet shop because is not use to you and get use to the new environment. This process can last up to six months or more. Take your time to train your lovebird and earn its trust. Try to have lots of patience with it because you will need it.
Maybe Your Lovebird Doesn’t Like You
It’s sad to say and maybe you don’t want to hear this part. But you may be asking yourself time after time why is my lovebird biting me? Because your bird is all ready an adult bird and its personality just doesn’t match yours and it kind of don’t like you. This has happened to a lot of bird owners in the past you are not the only one in this boat. Lots of bird owners experience that their bird only likes one person from the whole family or a few of them and is something that the owner cannot understand; they always ask why if they are the person feeding them why they don’t like them. It is pretty common in lots of cases.
Testing With Their Beak
Last reason is that it may not be trying to bite you at all. Lots of time when they need to test a new perch out what they do is that they bite on in to test it if is firm and once they can tell that is a firm place they will go ahead and step on it. The worse thing that you can do in a case like this is to get scare and remove your hand. If you do that the bird will become very scare of you and will be harder for you to earn its trust. Just take the bite and see what he does next. That little bites its maybe exactly what it needed to earn its trust.
Now you have a good idea of the main reason why your lovebird is biting you. Make sure you can identify at least one or two that way you can start enjoying your lovebird as a pet bird. If you are looking to buy a new pet lovebird see our available inventory here