Hey, my parrotlet masturbates all the time. He has a special toy for this too. Strangely enough, none of my other birds do this, though one of them does try to solicit sex from my housemate...she lurrrvs him!
Just as guess, but Kiwi here is probably a boy lovebird, and not a girl; usually the boys are grindy like Kiwi and my little parrotlet, while the girls try to solicit attention by crouching down with their wings held slightly away from their sides, while making begging sounds.
[too much information, from a bird 'lover']
I'm always with you, Adrian!
lovebirds should come in 2s.
This reminds me of a story I heard/read years ago (maybe Savage Love?) about a grandmotherly lady who masturbated her pet bird. They apparently had quite a close relationship ;-)
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