Traditionally, when the cold season comes by, birds tend to travel a lot in search of food. Scouring forests, searching in bushes, the little feathered critters would do their best in order to secure food for their significant other. But that’s not an issue to the love bird. The constant care for its soul mate confirms that old adage that birds of the same feather end up together.
It would seem that we can look up to our silent friends when it comes to love and relationships. According to a news study conducted by a couple of scientists from the Oxford University, love birds tend to spend a lot more time with their mates than searching for food.
The study focused on a couple of flocks of love birds, located in the woods of Oxfordshire. Approximately 17 pairs have been closely monitored in order to see their behavior towards their better half. From the preliminary observations, it would seem that the love bird tends to endure hunger, just to stay close to their mate.
All the 17 pairs were caught and received a special ankle tag. The tag attached to their tiny feet is electronic. When triggered, it emits a signal that opens a couple of feeders scattered across the forest. The signal was set so that one couple could access a single feeder box, although there have been cases where males attempted to feed from the female’s feeder box.
Upon closer observation, the scientists found out something that is sure to melt your heart out. Being unable to use the feeder, the mates prevented each other from using their feeders. By doing this, they spent more time together.
However, there were a couple of times when of the mates decided to bend the rule a bit. Most of them would perform a close flyby and grab something to eat. But, they would do this after their partner finished their food.
Birds of the same feather end up together, not only with each other but with their friends also. In order to explain this behavior in love birds, one of the scientists made an analogy between the love bird’s behavior and human relationships. Josh Firth said, like humans stuck in a relationship, a mate doesn’t share only his nest, but his friends also.
So, by marrying the right girl, you don’t only inherit her heart, but her friends also.