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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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  • Anonymous - 2011-09-02
    Not that I know of. Are you sure you have a male and a female. That is usually a good place to start. Have they been sexed?
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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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  • Anonymous - 2011-09-02
    Start slow and first just put some great foods, veges, friots, honey on a cracker etc right outside the cage door. Then hold little pieces (peanut butter on toast) in your had right outside the cage door. Talk to them and be calm. The idea is to first make them not afriad to come out. If they just run to the bowl and grab a piece of cracker and run back in that is OK. Cheerios usually work good. Eventually they will be more relaxed and will learn to eat from the bowl outside, then they will take pieces from your hand. The thing I question, are you sure you want to do this? Do you wish to expend the time? Honest? They are happy - probably given nice roomy cage and good food and water and toys. Do you feel they need human contact to be happy? If not - it is OK to let them be.
    However, once you get them to start accepting food from your hand - it is pretty easy to get them to come up on your hand and slowly - real slow just pet the top of their head etc.
    Then you can just place them in your lap. All this takes time and talk slow and give them the time they need to accept what they think is a huge KING KONG human in their domain. It takes time for them to associate you with good things, good food etc.
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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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  • Anonymous - 2011-08-29
    About 28 have fun
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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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  • Anonymous - 2011-08-26
    The pelvic bones on the female are usually wider apart than the pelvic bones on the male.
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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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Kasey - 2009-12-15
I have had a peach faced lovebird for one year, starting the christmas of 2009. He is the sweetest pet I have ever had. He has learned to do several tricks such as give kisses, play dead, and poop on command.

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  • Amy - 2010-05-25
    How did you train him? We just got a female lovebird for my son, he is very nice, but tends to nibble once in a while, and bite when you try to take her out of the cage sometimes too. Any advice would be appreciated.
  • hannah - 2010-06-29
    Really? I want a peach faced love bird and are gonna get one in October this year but I'm scared about how to train it can you maybe give me some tips?
  • sharon - 2010-12-21
    When my son got his lovebird (single bird) from a pet store, the bird was very afraid of fingers. We suspect that this was because of people sticking their fingers into the cage. My son wore socks on his hands whenever he would try to handle the bird. It took a couple of weeks to coax the bird out of the cage, but millet helped. After a couple more weeks, he took off the socks and always handled him with fingers held together. Then, once the bird got used to the hand with closed fingers, eventually, he let him handle him with open fingers.
  • annie - 2011-07-29
    To get them out I open the cage door pretend to leave and let them climb out its easier and they will be happier. They won't want to come out if they are forced. Their last cage experience might be their last and next time they come out they will enjoy it more no need to thank me lol
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Rhonda - 2011-07-25
Hi, I was in my garage and noticed the prettiest yellow and red bird perched on a lil garbage can. I took some pics and took them to the pet store and they told me its a lutino love bird. We got a cage and food, not sure what to do next or what to expect any ideas?

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  • Charlie Roche - 2011-07-25
    Shall I assume you now have the lovebird in the cage? Look at it this way - the little feathered guy doesn't know what to do either. Talk to him, let him become familiar with the sounds and scents in the home. If you can pick him up just hold him close to your chest so he can hear your heart beat. I have no idea why but it seems to soothe them. If you can't pick him up yet, or are nervous too, start feeding him special treats - hulled sunflower seeds, pieces of grape (peeled), a piece of apple with your hand. Get him used to your hand and then let him out of the cage and still feed him with your hand. He will eventually come to you and you've got it made from there. He will train you.
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