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amy - 2014-01-03
I am thinking of buying a peach-faced lovebird. But I don't know if I should buy a male or a female? Which would be better for a first time bird owner ??

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  • Clarice Brough - 2014-01-04
    The sex of a lovebird doesn't really make any difference. But it is very important that you buy two unless you have endless amounts of time to spend with a single bird, now and for the rest of its life. Lovebirds are so social that they need a constant companion. If you only want a single bird a parakeet or cockatiel would make a much better choice. If you only get one lovebird, the single bird will become depressed and despondent, possibly leading to its death.
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Animal-World info on Lutino Lovebird
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rajesh - 2014-01-03
Hi , Rajesh here are bangalore , india . i have a peached face african lovebirds , first time it layed 6 egg out of which 3 hatched and as soon as all the 3 babies were 1 month old again my lovebirds started laying eggs i was very confused thinking it much be a fault egg i.e 9 eggs were layed out of which 4 has hatched and remaining 5 are not hatched why it is not hatching all the eggs should i do any arrangement so the bird can hatch all the eggs...

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  • Clarice Brough - 2014-01-04
    It can take up to about 40 days for all the eggs to hatch. Laying new eggs at the end of 30 days is confusing. Because the female is abandoning some of the eggs before they hatch, it could be they are infertile. Also if any abandoned eggs do hatch, she will not take care of the chicks.

    It isn't easy to determine why some eggs don't hatch. Besides infertility, it could also be poor nutrition, bacterial infections, etc, and not all eggs are meant to hatch. Good nutrition is very important, it determines the quality and health of your lovebird breeding pairs and young.  I would also look at the environment to see if the female is aggitated. Make sure the cage is clean, it isn't too small. and check the nesting materials - try adding shredded (unscented) paper towels or dried grasses. Also have some activity stimulators in the cage, like toys, as these are very active birds even during breeding. Humidity is also very important for the successful hatching of lovebird eggs.
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jany - 2010-06-03
Does the lutino lovebird ever speak like other parrots?
thnx

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  • Editor's Note - 2010-06-04
    Lovebirds are not talkers. At least I have never heard of one that does.
  • Rajani Singh - 2013-10-28
    Yes they talk I have seen many videos on you tube.
  • Tariq Zaheer - 2013-12-29
    No it is only a love bird to love. Just enjoy the beauty.
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Prashant Golash - 2013-12-29
Hi. My 3 years old Alexandrine parrot named max is not making a bond with me. He mimics his name and so many types of whistling he knows. Please can anyone tell me how to earn the trust of my alexandrine parrot?

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  • Clarice Brough - 2014-01-04
    What a great pet your Alexandrine parrot is. Still, earning trust and having friendly interations with a parrot can take time, love and patience. But there are techniques for handling and training these birds. See the Parakeet Information: All Types of Parakeets page under the Handling/Training section for some good tips.
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Nadine Davis - 2003-08-29
I have a peach front too. I have had it since 96. It is a very loving bird. I have taught it to say a lot of words.
I named my bird Peaches to. He will say "give Mamma some
sugar. What you doing baby. He always puts an extra pitch to baby. He also says a lot of other things. Goodmorning, I love you. Let me out. He likes to be with me and cuddly in my hair. So if you want a pet bird, this is the way to go.
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  • sherri carr - 2010-03-16
    i also have a peach face conure and a quaker and they are best friends to each other she likes to sit on my head also she laid 3 eggs and I am waiting to see what happens her name is micheal and his is critter and they say a lot of words good morning pretty baby and so on they are like kids and my world to me .03/16/10 sherri carr
  • Lile - 2013-10-28
    Can you tell me if your peach fronted conure screeches or has a terrible call. I am thinking of buying one but am afraid after I have heard sun conures screech as I live in a condo.
  • Mark Barnett - 2013-12-23
    Peach Fronted Conures have a MUCH smaller voice than Sun Conures! They are VERY sweet birds. They are much quieter than Quakers too.
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Gustavo - 2005-08-30
Indeed, "patagonia" means big foot. it

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  • renee - 2011-01-15
    Hi I lost my jenday conure, and I live alone was just me and angel, 25 yrs then one day I found her on bottom of cage wrapped her in blanket ran to vet beg help me I'll pay payments, I live on disability, but I took good care of angel, well a lady offered me this patagonian conure, she told me she is a cockatoo person, she had this breed for 8 mos says she was told it was 5yrs old and the lady kept on her shoulder and did everything with her, she is cage bound, I have to get towel and hide cage to spend time with her, she has bitten me till I was bleeding, but I am still working on trying to get a bond, lady changed her name she had for 5 yrs she has called her another name, her name was molly so I am calling her molly and she seems to know that name, since she has spent 8 mos in cage with not much attention can this bird be returned after this treatment she has been through, if anyone could let me know I fed zupreen pletts, but she has been on seeds, not used to this breed of conure and not much infor on web either, please give me any ideas, do they not like too sit on your shoulder very long I had to make my jenday get in cage to eat and drink water, lost my bird 2006, thanks renee
  • Robin - 2013-12-23
    About your Jenday Concure: I had a conure that was 4 yrs old when I got her. I tried for over a year to make nice with her. I did learn one thing they can be cage aggressive. So try letting the bird out and let it fly somewhere then try picking it up. Mine would do that and ride on my shoulders while I cleaned the house. But she would bite me coming and going sometimes. I finally just could not deal with her behavior and ended up selling her to a woman who already had a conure and wanted a play mate for hers. She also let hers out of the cage for 8 hours a day, something I could not do. My bird is now very happy and thriving in her home. ( Not saying you should get rid of yours) But I am just trying to let you know they are very cage aggressive birds. Also if she was sitting on my Cockatiels cages and I couldn't get her on my finger to put her back. I would slowly move something (like the remote to the TV), I would come slowly behind her while I had my finger up for her to step up in and she would with out biting me. I talked to a woman who told me that once a conure has bad behavior it is so hard to change them. I am not sure if that is true or not but I know I tried with mine and got no where. She just wasn't happy and I could tell. But I get pictures of her and she is very happy now.
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Brenda Clark - 2013-12-22
I am hand feeding 4 Zebra Finch babies and it looks like their crop is on their back, they are feathered, but after feeding they look hunch backed. Is this okay??

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  • Clarice Brough - 2013-12-26
    That sounds very odd. The bird's crop, its food storage sack, is on the side of its neck.
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Anonymous - 2011-11-29
I just got a red front and he is aggressive. He won't let me hold him and rarely if he gets on me it's only for a few seconds. His cage he seems not to like movement and bite me when i do. He's about 10 years old he seems to like me went right up to me when I seen him for the first time and snuggled me .

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  • Charlie Roche - 2011-11-29
    He was wherever and he picked you out for his companion. Then you bring him home and he is out to TRAIN YOU. Let him acclimate to the new home and feed him with your hand various treats - cheerios work good. Let him eat meals with you - give him his own little bowl and let him have dinner (or whatever with you). Try and think of him as a 3 year old child. His cage is his safe spot and they get very territorial about it and that will just take him time to learn that you are not breeching his territory for harm. Go slow and do as much holding as you can for now but learn your birds body language. Amazons are more independent and want attention when they want it. They are not cuddle for the most part but enjoy your company sitting close on their perch etc.
  • londa - 2013-12-22
    sounds like our bird accept we have had him for 8 years he lived with my nephew for his first 2
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londa - 2013-12-22
bird is 10 years old doesn't let anyone handle him {use to} now only when he gets startled and flys off his cage he's really agressive always tries to bite He gets plenty of attention as wehave a busy household we are alwats greeting him but sometimes this bird is just crazy we have always been gentle with bird but don't understand why he's never been very friendly

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  • Clarice Brough - 2013-12-26
    It could be that your home is so busy and full of distraction, that he may not really be to comfortable with any one person.
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Anonymous - 2013-12-20
Hi I live on durban south africa. A pintail arrived in my yard 2 weeks ago and what fun we have watching him... he bomb dives all the birds who come to my bird feeder... haven't seen a female around...

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