Looking for a forever home, Penticton SPCA Pet of the Week
Howard Alexander - News Editor
Image Credit: BC SPCA
December 08, 2013 - 11:48 AM
Moxie can be very entertaining playing with toys, hiding in blankets and greeting you with a special whistle. She is definitely a female lovebird and she will come out of her cage and go back in on her own and will sit and visit on your shoulder.
She should not be adopted to a home where there are small children as lovebirds can bite at times.
Adult lovebirds are not always tolerant of other bird species and should never be put in a cage with cockatiels, rosellas, finches, etc.
If you are planning to adopt Moxie as a friend for another lovebird note that you cannot put Moxie immediately into a cage with another lovebird. It can take several weeks to ensure that the lovebirds are compatible before they are put together or the dominant bird could kill the other one. Being a female lovebird, Moxie would make a good match with a male lovebird but she is also fine on her own and does not mind being in her cage and coming out for visits during the day.
Lovebirds are extremely social and will enjoy lots of interaction a day. She should have daily exercise, a roomy cage, and many toys to play with to keep her happy.
Moxie is very intelligent, and if a relationship is to form she needs a human who will dedicate lots of time with her or a male lovebird she can be with but again you must take the necessary time to acquaint another lovebird with Moxie as they cannot be put together immediately.
Moxie should be adopted by someone with lovebird experience.
Animal ID # 296934
BC SPCA - South Okanagan/Similkameen Branch
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