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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
          Hi
          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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            BRIAN BUTLER - 2011-03-11
            Can lovebirds change their sex?

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            • Christopher - 2011-08-08
              Dear Brian, No lovebirds can't change sex.
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            Christopher - 2011-08-08
            I have 4 lovebirds in a cage. They are 2 lutino and 2 peach face lovebirds
            They're all mature to have chicks, but they're not breeding at all. One of the females is getting along with the males, but they're not mating.
            And they fight with the other male..........
            So what do i do
            I think my birds have breeding problems
            please do respond back
            My email address is cpcpatteril@gmail.com

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            • Charlie Roche - 2011-08-09
              I don't know about this community breeding of lovebirds. I was told you could set up a community aviary with white belly caiques and I did - about 12 feet wide and 10 feet long for 5 pairs. They all went into the aviary at a young age and the same time but somehow one of the males was killed. Just an experience but based on people who told me I could do a community breeding situation. I wouldn't do it again. I was also told that birds mate for life. I have come to the conclusion they might mate for life but they cheat like crazy. So two females or a male fighting over a male is normal - to me. So, my advice is to take the two pairs and split them up so they each have their own mate. None of this group stuff and that stops the fighting. I think when you get them separated, all will take care of itself. Write back and let me know if problems fom there.
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