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rohita arora - 2011-06-17
My bird gave an egg a month ago. I have doubt whether it will hatch or the baby will die inside or it will come out more so she's not even considerate about it and not even hatching it. She always run to bite me whenever I keep my hand into the cage to fill the cups with water and food why this is so??? please reply me at rohita.arora223@gmail.com.

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  • Charlie Roche - 2011-06-17
    Do you have a male love bird also? If not the egg is defintely not fertile. In any case after a month, the egg would have hatched by now. Your little girl just doesn't know this. She is protecting the egg (instinct) but doesn't know there is something wrong (learned). Just throw the egg out and give her a new toy and she should return to normal in a couple of days. OK?
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Anonymous - 2011-06-13
I had a pair of black masked love birds, living together for 2 years and at the week the female killed the male.... They had mated in the past and the female had laid a couple of eggs which did not hatch... Is it normal for the female the kill the male?

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  • Charlie Roche - 2011-06-13
    It isn't normal but it does happen. Cockatoo males have been known to kill the female and so breeders will frequently clip the wings of the male so the female can get away. Eclectus females have killed their males and some breeders have put in more than one male in a flight because of this. It isn't normal but it isn't unusual. First time I have heard of it in Love birds. Supposedly it is in the heat of the moment or the male is interested and the female not. It has also happened where one or the other loses their balance and falls and the neck is broken. I am sorry but it can happen.
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Ibi - 2011-04-14
My lutino birds aren't talking much as they did before. I don't know why.
They have just laid eggs. Does anyone know why?

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  • Charlie Roche - 2011-04-15
    The eggs are probably taking up all their attention right now.
  • rohita - 2011-05-29
    Don't worry might be they are going to give some more. Even my birds behaved the same but after giving 3-4 eggs the were back to normal. Don't worry. Just take good care of them and their eggs. They will be normal after some days.
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ron - 2011-05-27
Are lutino birds talking? How should you train them??? thanks

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  • Charlie Roche - 2011-05-28
    They don't normally talk but it happens. Train them - what do you mean train them? Tricks?
    Put words to what your little guy does natually. If she flies to you say "come on over"
    If she cuddles up say "pet me"
    If she lies down on your chest say 'let's sleep"

    Start by putting words to the actions she does on her own and then go from there.
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Rudd - 2011-05-21
I got 1 pair of Lutino lovebird. How can I know I really got the male or female? Tq

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  • Charlie Roche - 2011-05-21
    Breeders can be really good at telling the males from the females because of a lot of experience and they have so many birds. However, the only true way to know the sex of most parrots is through DNA sexing. In the back of Bird Talk Magazine, there are always ads for DNA sexing. You need a little blood via clipping a toenail just a little to short or pulling out a feather. You send it in and they send you back the results. Sounds terrible but it is pretty easy. Usual cost about $25.00. You can also take your birds to the vet. They do the same thing, it is just more expensive.
    Now, as far as breeders determining the sex, you can try. Turn your little guys upside down in your hand. Place your little finger in the pelvic area of the bird. The pelvic bone feels like your putting you little finger in a canoe and it is between the legs below the cloaca. The females pelvis is wider than the males. Females heads are usually smooth and rounded to the shoulders. Males heads are flatter. Frequently, this is something you can feel rather than see because of the feathers. Females legs usually sit farther apart and their body looks slightly heavier. Good luck - of course you will definitely know if the eggs are fertile. Remember the first clutch or two is for practice as they need to learn.
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Judy Crane - 2011-05-20
My Lovebird takes the seed with water, and pacts it on top of a soft small fuzzy tent that he hides in sometimes. He lost his mate a few months ago. She was a parakeet and she had 3 eggs. After she laid them she just died. I have never seen my bird do the this before. I don't think it is grief because he acts just like he always did. Except for packing that nasty seed all over his fuzzy. Any ideas?

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  • Charlie Roche - 2011-05-21
    One thing that does make a little sense to me is your lovebird is (in his mind) thinking he is feeding the parakeet. So it isn't grief but replacement. The tent is a soft fuzzy thing and the two birds probably sat together so he is feeding the soft fuzzy thing. Sometimes birds do nutty things for no apparent reason but this sorta makes some sense to me. Lovebirds like to be in pairs - many birds do so maybe some extra attention or another lovebird?
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Kristi - 2010-03-17
Our bird's beak is growing out of control, its almost touching his chest. Can I clip it or sand it down, is there a "Quick" like a fingernail, how do i know how far it can be trimmed and what is the best way to do it. He has a cuttle bone in his cage but it is obviously not enough.

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  • gina - 2011-05-15
    Take her to a bird groomer. Also, sometimes a flavored cuttle bone is more attractive to lovebirds..mine will ONLY use the banana flavored ones.
  • Charlie Roche - 2011-05-16
    You can take her to the vet or bird groomer. The concrete/sandy sorta perches for birds that rim their nails, they can also use to trim their beaks. Place the concrete/sandy perch as the top most perch in the cage. Birds usually sleep on the top most perch and that will keep their nails trimmed and they will normally file their own beaks by chewing on it. If your little guys beak is almost to his chest, I think it will need to be filed. It is fast. Doesn't hurt them but they don't like it. Sorta like clipping an infant babies toe nails. They can holler.
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Kate - 2010-06-06
My female lovebird, ( A prolific breeder) has just laid another egg in the last 2 days. Tonight she is holding onto the bars of the cage as if she cannot walk unaided. Is there a chance she's egg-bound, and, how do I tell?

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  • Gillian - 2010-06-19
    One of my lovebirds is doing the same, her feathers are all fluffed up as well. I've only had one egg before and that was 8 months ago, and she completely ignored it. Have you had any replies if so what did they suggest I don't know what to do to help her.
  • gina - 2011-05-15
    Have her sit in luke-warm water. If that doesn't help, take her to the vet ASAP or she may die.
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Michelle Baxter - 2010-12-11
I was wondering now that my Peach faced love birds are breeding... do you clean their nests? I couldn't YouTube this and now it has me curious. If I am supposed to, what are the steps? Where do I place the eggs? Do they go on the cage floor? Help! Oh and the female orange one is named Naruto and the red faced male is named Sakura. Naruto was supposed to be a boy originally. I can't help but name them after my fave anime. From,

Naruto Fan

You can e-mail me the answer at DemonasCollectibles@yahoo.com

Please and thank you. Happy Hollidays and God Bless.

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  • gina - 2011-05-14
    NEVER touch the eggs! Your birds may lose interest in them. Do not clean the nest until the babies have hatched and left the nest. Hope that helps!
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gina - 2011-05-14
I have a 9 month old lovebird. I don't know if it's male or female. I want to get another as a companion. Does it matter what sex I buy? Can you have 2 males or 2 females without causing fights? Thanks!

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  • Charlie Roche - 2011-05-15
    It doesn't make a difference. They are social creatures and enjoy friends and mates.
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