Hello, my name is Kevin. I have a lovebird I acquired from my grandmother that she in turn acquired from her next door neighbor who was no longer able to take care of this bird. Her name is Smegal. He had it for about 4-5 years and my grandmother then got it and had it for 1 year. Now I have it and have had it for 1 week. Smegal is very used to people, sometimes bites, but has not left the cage in a veryyy long time. Probably 2 years. I took her from my grandma to breed her, so I bought a mature sexed male to breed her too (BTW Smegal is forsure a female, she has laid eggs and all numerous times... they have been infertile because she has never been mated) So this new bird I have is a sexed male. His name is El Timba. I acquired him 1 week ago and he has been tied to the Smegal's cage for a week. He stands on his perch closest to her cage and she does the same on her perch, but if his feet come through to her cage she tries to bite him. Other than that no agression is shown by Timba to Smegal. Most of the aggression comes from Smegal, in the form of trying to bite anything that comes through to her cage (feather, feet ect.) But she continues to stay on her perch closest to his cage and for the most part seems to like Timba except for her occasional outburst of biting. So recently I let them out in my room and Smegal did not go to attack Timba. She just flew away (she is a more experienced flyer than Timba) from him as he chased her. I felt bad for him so I grabbed them both and set them down next to eachother and they just sat about 1 foot apart preening themselves, untill Timba approached her slowly and she went to bite him and he backed away. He didnt give up and kept approaching with the same result from Smegal. The cycle continued. Impatiently I put them both in SMEGAL'S cage. They got along fine in here, as a matter of fact Timba ate and drank Smegals food with no attack from smegal. The only attacks came when Timba tried to approach or crossed in front of Smegal. I left them in there for about one hour, no bloodshed, but when night time came Smegal got really aggressive and chased Timba around relentlessly. So I seperated them from fear of Timba getting hurt. They are now in seperate cages and Smegals acting the same as she was when they were in seperate cages prior to this incident (sitting closest to his cage on her perch but biting when someting comes through to her cage). What should I do? Is Smegal too established in her cage to allow Timba in there? Will she ever accept Timba? (im willing to wait). If so, when should I put them in same cages?? I have heard it may be nessecary to put them together and not be so scared, that biting is very common from the female. Sometimes they will grow close if he sticks it out. Or maybe I should introduce them in another cage and not Smegals? Or finally, maybe Smegal is too established, too used to humans and too tame to mate. I should add I dont take her out or pay attention to her because I dont want her to rely on me. I want her to not be so attention hungry from humans. WHAT ADVICE D YOU HAVE FOR ME?????