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sikander - 2011-09-24
Hi, I have 8 pairs of love birds but in last two months they are suffering from diarrhea. They are dropping white milky feces. I do my best and gave them medicines but in vain. If you have any advice then please sikandermlk@yahoo.com I will be obliged.

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  • Jasmine Brough Hinesley - 2011-09-25
    If your lovebirds, Agapornis roseicollis, are not getting any better after 2 months of having diarrhea and treating them for it, you may want to consider taking one of them to the vet. A vet may be able to pinpoint better exactly what is causing the diarrhea. You may consider varying their diet, and reducing the amount of fresh fruits and vegetables they get daily to see if that makes a difference. Another thing to check is to make sure they are getting clean water every day and clean out and disinfect their water dishes daily. Also, if you are not already, you may want to include vitamin supplements to their food and/or water, which can generally be purchased at pet stores. If you wish, you can check out the general Lovebird Care page.
  • Charlie Roche - 2011-09-25
    I was baby sitting two macaws for a friend and he told me they had diarrhea. I had them for two weeks and they did not have diarrhea. He picks them up and asks me and I told him all was fine and he said that they had diarrhea for a good couple of months. I asked him what he was feeding them and he told me and all was well except he was giving them each about 10 - 15 grapes a day as they loved grapes. I told him that a grape to a bird is like a human eating a whole melon. Love birds love fruit but think 1/2 grape to a Lovebird is you eating 1/2 a melon. All the fruit and even sometimes vegetables (depending on the vegetable) will give your guys diarrhea and could get dehydrated. Scrambled eggs is a good thing - leave in the shell for extra protein. Little chicken or tuna is a good thing. Good luck but probably diet.
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Waqas - 2011-09-17
I have a black masked blue love bird ( male ) and a green fisher ( female ). Will the two specie cross breed and what will be the offsprings alike ?

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    milad zurub - 2011-09-05
    I have 4 rosy faced lovebird and I don't know which ones are the female and which are the male and I don't know if they are all males or females. I bought the first 2 they slept in the same nestbox and they use to preen each others head and body. Now I bought the other 2 which use to be all in the same cage in the store when I put them all in the cage they start fighting over nest box. I added 2 more nest boxes. The first night the new one of them slept in a nest box and the old 2 slept in another and the last slept outside although there was an empty nest and the next night all 3 slept in one nest box and now one of the 3 is preening the other 2 and the 4th is still sleeping outside ps: the new ones are always fighting like hell any help how can I tell the female from the male?

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    • milad zurub - 2011-09-05
      Can I get an email or an fb to show u my birds maby you can help me more cuz we don't have DNA sexing here in lebanon
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    Christopher - 2011-09-03
    They have been sexed

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      Christopher - 2011-09-02
      I have a lot of trouble getting my peach face lovebirds ,is there anything I can do like to inishiate their breeding instinct? PLEASE HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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        Claudia - 2011-09-01
        I found my love bird on our backyard on our horse back, it was tangled to the horses hair. I wana say I've had him for 4 months. I recently got him a friend but am not sure if they r both females or males but I cant get them to be friendly.. How do i get them to learn stuff or to even get them out their cage??

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          Kaustubh Khopkar - 2011-06-27
          Hi. I have a pair of lutinos who have laid 4 eggs twice. The female incubates the eggs for 21 days but then she stops doing the same. I checked the eggs and found two eggs OK. Please suggest if I should change the male or give them one more chance.

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          • Charlie Roche - 2011-06-27
            When you say you checked two eggs and they were OK are you saying they were fertile? Two eggs were fertile? If two eggs were fertile there would be absolutely no reason to change the male out. He is doing his job. Birds, in the wild have a flock and they learn from the flock. They learn how to mate, incubate, feed the young from the flock. Some of it is instinct (I would guess) but most is learning by seeing what the other memebers of the flock are doing. Without a flock, they have to learn and the first few clutches "are for free".
            You can't expect the eggs to be fertile. The female may not sit the eggs. They may not feed the babies etc. I had a macaw and every time she laid an egg, he would play soccer with it. You just need to be patient and they will learn.
          • kaustubh Khopkar - 2011-06-28
            Hi Thanks for your reply. I had checked the eggs under light and found two eggs with dark patch signifying existance of chick inside. Moreover I have also noticed that the eggs are not warm when i had removed them out which hints that the same are not being hatched properly. All these are just doubts as this is the first time I am breeding African love birds. My idea of changing the male is that he is not feeding the female and hence she feeds herself on her own. Please advise..
          • Linda Kearschner - 2011-08-29
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            Just read your question, my question is how old our your love birds, I have found out from experience the female lays eggs but the male has to be at least 3 yrs old for him to fertilize the eggs---------so give them time if they are younger than 3 yrs old that will also give the female time to do her thing also but let me just warn you once they start it is not easy to stop them other than seperating them and they breed often!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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          Christopher - 2011-08-28
          After mating how many days will the female take to lay her eggs?

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            Christopher - 2011-08-26
            Are male lovebirds ozsa pubes completly close together without any space

            And the female lovebirds ozsa pubes have a little space apart from each other?

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              Laurel - 2011-08-11
              Can I have two female lovebirds together? I want a friend for my Violet but I don't want babies.

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              • Charlie Roche - 2011-08-11
                Yep, you sure can. There is no reason at all you can't have two birds of the same sex together for fun and friendship. At some poing - just possibly and porably a long time away - one or theother just might lay an egg - or both. Just put the egg in a butter dish with some paper twoel for cushioning. They might sit it for a little while but will probably just get bored with it. Don't remove the egg - let them have it till they are bored. This is somehthing that may never happen at all. Nothing to worry about and perfectly normal. All gals have eggs.
              • Laurel Hartley - 2011-08-11
                I just found out that my bird is a male. Two males will still get along ?
              • Charlie Roche - 2011-08-12
                Two males will get along as well. You shouldn't have any problems and much company and fun.
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