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MAGE - 2012-10-07
What kind of weather is best for love Birds?

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  • Charlie Roche - 2012-10-08
    Whatever temperatures are comfortable for you should be just fine for your little guy.  They don't like cold - below say 40 degrees and they get warm say above 90 degrees. 
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Mario Micallef - 2012-10-06
Just came in and saw the underside of our lovebird, drained in blood. He seems ok, same usual happy self, but we are worried. Can anyone out there suggest somthing? Could it be the food, he eats a lot of sunflower seeds. He is very intelligent, and I trained him, so that every time he wants to get out of the cage, he picks up a small bell, in his beak, and rings it for attention, till we open the cage door. It would be a tragedy, if he dies, he has been here now for more than four years.

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juanid - 2012-10-01
I want to do business of breeding. I have 5 pairs. I want that they all do breed and give me every one  4 to 5 eggs and they do breed at least 6 times in one year? What I give feed. What do I please give me complete detail what should I do.

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  • Charlie Roche - 2012-10-01
    They usually will have 4 - 5 eggs in a clutch but usually breed 2 - 3 times a year.  I would start by reading this Animal World article and then go from there.  I'd also then get a book at the library or bookstore on breeding love birds.  I am sorry but there is just no way to give you detailed information on how to breed - it is a learning experience for the human and for the bird.  Remember there is no flock to teach them and you would be new so you have tolearn also.  Goodluck though and if you have specific question just write back.   OK?
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kashif khan - 2012-10-01
Hi. I have two Lutino Lovebird.both are yellow color and a bright red face and I do not which is male ' female. Please give me any suggestion.

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  • Charlie Roche - 2012-10-02
    I am sorry.  There isn't any way to 100% determine which is the female and which is the male.  If it lays an egg, it is a gal.  You would have to DNA sex the two birds.  You can purchase sexing kits in the back of Bird Talk magazine.  To take a guess, the female is usually broader than the male.  Also, if you pick them up and lay your little finger between the legs, you can feel a pelvix bone.  The females is usually broader than the males.  This visually compariosn takes a lot of experience and not accurate - some fellas are larger etc. You justy have to wait.  Not fun.
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arun kumar - 2012-09-30
Sir, I have one pair of lutino love bird which are full yellow color and the head is red color.  My birds are putting eggs but not getting hatched for last 3 months. What can I do for that?  Please give me any suggestion.

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  • Clarice Brough - 2012-09-30
    There is a possiblity that you may have two females. These birds aren't sexually dimorphic, in other words you there is no outward indicator of gender. An experience breeder may be able to tell by feeling the pelvic bones and observing their posture, but usually these birds are sexed via a DNA test or with surgical sexing.
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safin - 2009-06-28
Hello dear Lovebird lovers, I am Safin from Daka, Bangladesh very new in this world. I have just bought 8 pairs of lovebirds and kept them in the balcony cage. I am not sure those are equal numbers of male and female .. those are only 2 months old. I am seeking for advise/ suggestion from any Bangladeshi because I am totally new in this lovely club

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  • peggy - 2012-09-29
    I have a fischer lovebird I want to leave him on my patio & cover him at nite would that be ok or should I bring him in at night?
  • Charlie Roche - 2012-09-30
    There is no guarantee that boys will pick gals and gals will pick boys - even in the wild but most of the time - that is what happens.  As the birds pair up - which they will start doing in a month or so - remove that pair to their own cage with nest box.  You will see a pair sit close together, possibly preen each other, look for a private place to be.  There will be some pushing around a little till each one finds the one they want but that is OK.  So when you see a pair that is acting like a pair - move that pair out.  The problem is you have 16 birds that aren't easily distinguished one from the other.  You may want to get a couple of colored markers and actually mark the birds.  bird one  black mark over right eye, bird two black mark over left eye, bird three, black mark center forehead, bird four, black mark on back, bird five black mark on chest --  something like that.  So when you see a consistent pair (the one with the black mark on chest and the one with black markover right eye) you will be able to round them up.  Otherwise as soon as you go to move the pair - they will all start flying around and you will lose track of the pair.  It is just easier to mark them.  Then hope for the best. 
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mosad sayed amer - 2012-09-27
Hello for everyone ..... can I feed lovebird & grey parrot tin tuna meat .... thank you lot ... bye - bye .

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  • Charlie Roche - 2012-09-27
    You can give each of them a little amount of tuna - they usually like it real well.  You are talking about tunafish out of a can right?  Yep, they like it.
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villy - 2012-04-26
We have pair of love birds, female very agrassive. Now we got 2 female love birds from friends, can we put them in a same cage? Cage is big enough. We tried put 4 of them same cage they start fight, after 2 hours we seperated again. thanks

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  • Charlie Roche - 2012-04-26
    I would leave the pairs separated. They mate, bond and can be territorial - especially if nesting. Put the other feamles in a separate cage.
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Edwin Rivera - 2012-09-17
Sad day...after 21 years our peach face lovebird died. My daughter named him Lucy when she was just a baby (4 yrs old) not knowing the difference between male or female,he was a male. I must say that Lucy was a big part of our family giving us many years of happiness. As most lovebirds, Lucy love flying around the house, taking faucet bathes and playing with us, including Roxie, our chihuahua. Lucy will be greatly missed.

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Anonymous - 2012-09-13
I found a peach-faced lovebird in my tree outside. He stayed there for like 2 hours. I put some food in a cage and hung it in a branch. After about 10 minutes, he jumped right in! He doesn't seem to tamed, assuming no one claims him, how would I go about taming/bonding with him and how long would it be before we can let him out the cage without him flying around the house, trying to get away? Thanks a bunch!

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  • Charlie Roche - 2012-09-15
    You could let him out of his cage now, however, do it in a small room preferably without windows.  If you can just place the cage on the florr and sit down on the floor and try feeding him treats with your hand.  We don't know whether he has been a 'pet' and used to handling or not so just go slow.  Let him get used to the sounds of your home, your voice and the newness of the situation.  Watch him and his body language and look for him to be relaxed, easily fluffed, and they are curious creatures and will come to you.  I would do things like sit down in the bathrub with him and a towel in my lap.  I would try and pick him up - now i am not about to get bit so I'd watch but if he will just step up on my hand I would bring him to my chest and hold him against my chest and pet the top of his head.  Why the ub - they can't climb or seemingly can't fly out.  Why the towel - so he gets used to climbing up in my lap cuz I would put millet or some treat in my lap - cheerios.  Talk to him.  Go slow - you have plenty of time. 
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