Lovebirds can be messy at times, and they love to nibble and taste everything. So if it's in
their space of exploration they are mostlikely going to have it in their mouths. Thats' why it's
important to keep their cage, dishes, perches and toys scrubbed clean.
Be careful as to what type of cleaner you use to clean you lovebird's space. Never
use lysol, it's hard to get the residue washed off completely and if you use bleach, be
sure to use a 1 to 10 part solution. Always rinse very well aftering using a detergent,
disinfectant, or bleach solution. When using a purchased cage cleaning spray or cleaner
read and follow the directions listed on the package.
Grooming your lovebird:
Bathing, Wing Clippings Nail Clipping and Molting are all part of the "grooming"
your lovebird. You will need to provide your lovebird baby with a bathtub dish. One
that is know to him for bathing. We give our lovies their bathtub dish every other day.
They love taking a bath. Sometimes they bathe in the water dish.
Lovebirds learn to fly around 5 weeks of age, normally I will clip your lovebird's
flight feathers, I like to call it their first "haircut" lol. Clipping their feathers make
training easier. You should always clip a "pet bird" not a (show bird). A lovebird
that is not clipped, is hard to train and bond with. The more independance the bird
has the less it will rely on you, which means a less tamer bird. Take your bird to
the vet if it breaks a feather and you can not stop the bleeding. A broken blood
feather needs to be removed or you bird could bleed to death.
Sometimes, a lovebird's nails can become too long causing pain or deformaties.
Therefore, you will need to keep an eye on your lovebirds' feet and keep their nails
trimmed. Be careful not to cut too much off, only cut the tip of the nail. If you cut too
much off your lovebird will bleed.
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