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shelley - 2014-03-25
Why does the male love bird regurgitate its food and feed the female?

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shelley - 2014-03-25
I just got two love birds, a male and female, does anyone know why the male regurgitates its food and feeds the female? I have noticed this happens about 2 times a day. And also how do I know when they are going to have babies? Thanks.

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wizgem - 2012-08-25
Just to share with all lovebirds lovers ... My two Dutch Blue Lovebirds are very fund of apple, pear, and corns. They also like seeds from apple, melon, and pomegranate. Honeysuckle and Star Jasmine flowers are their snacks when in season. Since both of them are 'boys', they have their own favorite playmates, one is stuffed toy Garfield that has bright orange fur, the other is soft and juicy wheat grass bed ... :o) ... As long as they are happy, I'm fine with it.

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  • gao - 2013-07-01
    I have a pair of lovebirds and they are mating all day long this week.
  • Muhammad Aslam Khan - 2014-03-14
    Kindly let me know about the yellow lutinos and Dutch Blue Love birds, feeding, medicine, Vitamins, calcium, and tonic you give them. Your early reply will be highly appreciated, I have just started keeping lovebirds and other fancy birds. Thanks, Aslam Khan.
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salwa - 2014-01-17
I have yellow red headed lotion love bird pair since 4 ,5 month back they have become completed (child to adult) but still no egg ....I would like to no how and when they will start to lay egg????

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  • Clarice Brough - 2014-01-18
    It may be that they are simply too young. Lovebirds need to be at least 10 months old, though 12 to 13 months is better. To learn more about this see All About Lovebirds: Breeding/Reproduction
  • Slawa - 2014-03-13
    My lutino laid eggs but duration between 1st and 2nd was 5 days. It's the first time it laid an egg.
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imran - 2014-03-04
I have a lutino female lovebird and a peached face male lovebird. It seems the male is having a hard time mating with the female, what I mean is male peach faced lovebirds are smaller then lutino females right?

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  • Jasmine Brough Hinesley - 2014-03-06
    In general female lovebirds are larger than males, no mater which type of lovebird they are. Different types of lovebirds can mate with each other, but it is possible your pair is having specific problems.
  • Jasmine Brough Hinesley - 2014-03-06
    Female lovebirds are generally larger than males in all types of lovebirds. Different types of lovebirds can usually mate with each other, but yours may have some specific problem.
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jai - 2014-02-25
I have a Dutch blue lovebird male and a Lutino female. Every time my Lutino lays eggs they do not hatch.The has been happening for the past year or so.What could be the problem?

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  • Clarice Brough - 2014-02-25
    It could be that you have 2 females, with one laying the eggs and the other acting 'male'. Lovebird eggs hatch in approximately 20-24 days, but if this is the case, then they are infertile and will end up looking a grey color.
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awais - 2012-11-23
Hi, I have one pair of Lutino lovebirds and from last three months they are laying eggs but eggs do not hatch. You help me, what I do? and I have also mentioned that they lay 4 to 5 eggs and the female is sitting in the box, after 23 day what I do for eggs because eggs are still there after 23 days.

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  • Charlie Roche - 2012-11-23
    The female doesn't sit the eggs (incubate the egggs) until the last egg is laid.  So 23 - 25 days after the last eg is laid is when they should start hatching.  If they don't candle them or open them to see if the eggs were fertile and just throw them out.  If the eggs were fertile, she isn't sitting them as much as she should.  If the eggs were not fertile, then the male just isn't mature yet and you need to wait.  It takes a few clutches for practice before they get it right.
  • awais - 2012-11-23
    No, the female sit on the eggs
  • Charlie Roche - 2012-11-23
    She would sit the eggs for 23 - 25 days after the last eg was laid.  So if she laid her fist egg 23 days ago - wait till 30- 32 days before you throw the eggs out.  Or you can candle the eggs to see if fertile or possibly one might be pipping at this stage and you can hear it.  If it has only been 23 days - the eggs might be fertile as they usually sit consistently after the last egg is laid.  It takes a few days for her to lay 4 - 5 eggs.
  • rajesh - 2014-01-03
    some time it takes 30 days for egg to hatch , which has happened with my african lovebirds
  • Mosad Amer - 2014-01-28
    lutino love birds needs more observation ... you listen very early morning to voices comming from box ... in the begning ... voices are very weak and later will become stronger ... and if these not happend ... these means ... no babys will come and you have to remove eggs from box ... and in future dont open the box to much times and good luck
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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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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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