introducing a female lovebird to a bonded male pair?

Discussion in 'Caged Birds - Finches, Canaries, Cockatiels, Parro' started by coorusu, Oct 30, 2013.

  1. coorusu

    coorusu Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 17, 2013

    in the past few months, i acquired a pair of "mating" lovebirds, but it later turned out they're both male! that would be completely fine, except for the fact that i'm interested in hand raising some babies. i don't want to separate them since they already like each other so much, so i'm wondering if it'd be fine to introduce a new female to their little flock. i know lovebirds don't take well to new birds sometimes, so i was hoping to get an advice before i start looking. thanks!
  2. Rosa moschata

    Rosa moschata Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 20, 2013
    I would not add a female to two bonded males. If you want to raise babies, get another cage and another female, and make two new pairs out of them. I see two possibilities happening if you put a female in the cage with two bonded males -- 1) they attack the female as an intruder to their bond, or 2) they attack each other as they fight over which male gets to mate with her.

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