xeni at July 1st, 2014 14:14 — #1
chickied at July 1st, 2014 14:28 — #2
stefanjones at July 1st, 2014 14:35 — #3
I feel pretty! Oh so pretty!
heckblazer at July 1st, 2014 14:53 — #4
According to teh Google lovebirds do this as a way of transporting nesting material.
glitch at July 1st, 2014 16:01 — #5
Sounds plausible, as it would reduce the number of trips. Humans do much the same thing, piling things on their backs and shoulders, or bundling them under their arms.
cowicide at July 1st, 2014 16:39 — #6
I love the narrator's voice.
laynesk at July 1st, 2014 16:50 — #7
Lovebirds are like little feathered typewriters...
They just gnaw off strips of paper for whatever nefarious nest purposes they entertain in their tiny little brains.
tgoral at July 1st, 2014 16:54 — #8
What? You've never heard of extensions?
korenwolfster at July 1st, 2014 16:59 — #9
That's exactly what the bird is doing. We've three of the little darlings and no book (paperback or dust cover) is safe in a unmonitored room when they're out. Or indeed when we're paying attention.
slwilliamson at July 1st, 2014 18:10 — #10
It's a famous example of an inherited behavior. If you live somewhere that Rosy-faced (a.k.a. Peach-faced) Lovebirds nest (southwestern Africa, Phoenix, Arizona), you can watch them chewing strips out of palm leaves, tucking them into their adorable blue butt feathers, and whisking them away to their tiny nest cavities.
unshaved_weirdo at July 1st, 2014 18:35 — #11
watch this lovecraft bird
prestonsturges at July 1st, 2014 20:52 — #12
I saw a 'possum carrying leaves using its prehensile tail. I assume this was nesting behavior.
phaeton83 at July 2nd, 2014 05:34 — #13
My lovebird does this. I didn't know she could get famous for it, though.
foreverzero at July 2nd, 2014 05:55 — #14
I used to have one of these as a pet. And yeah, it is cute when they use an old newspaper or old magazine. It is not so cute when they do it to any paper-like thing you like and/or need. (books, photos, homework, ect)
korenwolfster at July 2nd, 2014 08:04 — #15
They're also at times not the most forward thinking of birds, our peach face hen (Mildred) gets massively excited when a box is provided
It's a nest!! A nest I tell you!!! I shall fill it with nesting material and populate the world with lovebirds
I need nesting material... it's a box!!! I can shred it to make nesting material to put inside the boxnest!!!
Resulting in a her sitting in the box on nicely shredded cardboard staring up through the now missing roof.
xeni at July 6th, 2014 14:14 — #16
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