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Got another call today.

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Got another call today. Just got back. First pictures, then questions.

Jumped right out and on to the shoulder

Then I got him/her on my hand

Ok now the questions.

She was found on a rooftop at the hotel a couple weeks ago. It was 110° and she was thirsty. So a guy picked him up and gave her some water. She rode around all day on his shoulder and he took him home. (Just switching the him/her around as I dont know).

He said you can just reach in and grab her and you can pet him too. When I got home and took her out of his cage she squaked a bit but I got her pretty quick and there was no biting at all. Once out she went to my shoulder first thing. Then I got him on my hand and then she tried to fly away. He can fly but not well. maybe 6 ft no more . I went to check to see if the wings were clipped and she panicked and screeched so I stopped. Then I slowly opened a wing and all the feathers are fine.

There are lovebirds mating and nesting all over the property and I am going to assume by the black beak and small size this is a baby. Would this be correct?

She was given the seed treat bars, like perches, and seed to eat but I did not see any other seed other than the honeysticks in the cage.

I am giving him Australian mix and TOPS crumpletts tonite and will give kale and try some veges and fruit tomorrow also.

All in all she looks pretty healthy and as I am on vacation this week I can spend some time with him and take her to the vet to be checked out.

So anyway thats where we are now. Any advise would be wonderful as this is my first Lovebird.

Now to come up with a his/hers name :D.
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What an adorable baby! It still has a lot of black on the beak which would indicate it is very young. My favorite bird ever was a little love bird named "Junior". He was friendly to all adults, never bit, and loved to take baths in my cupped hands under the kitchen faucet. Totally bonded, but not territorial. He was afraid of children for what ever reason I can only guess. The perfect little bird. He died from a tumor at age 12. But we had a great time together.
I once heard that little female chicks are a lot nippier than the males and tend to bite harder. Not scientific -- just observations from a respected lovebird breeder.
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