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andrew - 2010-06-21
Can peach faced lovebirds talk? And how do I train it to talk if so.

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  • Michelle - 2010-12-13
    It is very rare when you do find one that talks. My suggestion is to read a book, listen to music or, watch t. V. Still like i said. . . It is rare. If you do have one that really talks instead of whistles, i would like to hear about it! I have two peach faced love birds and are sweeties. I was eating a hamburger and the male said to the female, "don't you know that she's hungry! ? " i was howling with laughter. He whistled it but, it was easy to find out what he said.
  • Kyle - 2010-12-22
    It is possible to get lovebirds to speak, although their vocabulary will be quite small. It is nearly impossible to teach a lovebird any words if it is paired up or in a small flock, so if you are able to provide the intense amount of attention a single lovebird requires, then you would be more likely to get it to speak. Training a bird to speak is not much different than training a toddler. It involves clarity, repetition, and consistency. Pick a word or two-word phrase, ideally beginning or ending with "hard" letters like D, T, K, or P. Use that word every time you do something, like replace food or put the bird back in the cage. With loads of patience, you will hear your lovebird pronouncing words in their own trills; unless you pay close attention, it sounds like regular chirping. Their speech will never be as clear or broad as that of a large parrot.
  • Jessika - 2011-01-04
    They sorta can. I taught my peach face love bird Peachie to say her name she doesn't speak it but chirps the syllables.
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joanne - 2010-07-10
Do all the lovebirds have the similar personalities like peach faced, fishers, blue masked etc?

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  • Cathy Harrell - 2010-12-20
    I have three lovebirds. One lutino, female, and one male and female peachface. I got them from the 2nd home that did not want them anymore. My female peachface i think is the daughter of the other two (lucy lu)
    she only has one leg. . . I think the lutino did it before i got them. Anyway, lucy has her snuggle nest hanging on the outside of mama and dads cage. She interacts with the male all the time and she does her flyover me, several times a day. My lutino, mama, is very aggressive, she is soooo jealous of lucy. I have had them now for about 1-2 years. Mama and dad have blessed me with 2 babies, both looked peachfaced and green. She laid more eggs but seemed to only want to raise the 2? I did give them to someone. This is not unusual for female birds. They have instinct to breed. I have had parakeets get very aggressive when nesting. Mama is pulling out some feathers on her side. I have never in 20 yrs. Had a bird do this! Should i put the nest box in the cage or what can i do to stop it!
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kiera - 2010-12-16
Lalalala I'm a lovebird how ya doing lalalalala la la la la.

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Misty - 2010-12-11
With the eyes, which shape of eyes do the males have and which shape do the females have. Or do the shape of the eyes actually have anything to do with determining the sex of a lovebird? We have 2 with circle shape and one with almond shape.

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Sara - 2010-12-09
I have two lovebirds, a peach-faced and (what I think is an orange faced lovebird). However now I’m not so sure it is an orange faced lovebird. I suspect it might be a lutino Fischer’s lovebird. How can I tell the difference?


Regards,

Sara

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Gordon Ries - 2010-11-27
I own a peachface male about a year old. He started to molt and has not stopped losing feathers. While he acts healthy he's not looking too good right now. His diet is probably not what it should be, but he doesn't eat the veggies and fruit when I put it in the cage. He also scratches a lot and I'm wondering if he has lice or something that's contributing to the problem. Because of his poor diet I've been using a vitamin supplement. Is there a product to deal with a possible infestation?

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michele - 2010-11-21
I just got 3 lovebirds two of them are losing their feathers could it be stress or can I do something about it?

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Felicia - 2010-11-02
I just recently got a Black Masked love bird. His mate died a few years ago and the previous owners also owned a Jenday Conure (which came with this lovebird), and they've paired up just fine. The Conure has no problems but the lovebird is incredibly hand/people shy and antisocial. His feathers are also a grey color, should I be worried? And what is a way to bring him out of his shell somewhat? I do have to be cautious though, the Conure is extremely protective of his little buddy..

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Darlene Finn - 2006-04-05
I have a darling and affectionate lutino lovebird. He is friendly with my family when they visit but is quick to retreat to my shoulder because he loves me best. He is friendly with my cockatiel and follows her around but does love to preen too deeply pulling out her feathers. She gets so mad at him and then they chase each other and fight over the feather. Be sure to show your LB how to "go potty" over paper on command. They will pick it up so quickly and seem pleased with themselves. I have three other birds but if you want a bird to love and love you back it is the lutino lovebird.

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  • sanjeewa - 2010-10-31
    I also love to have a pet of like that. But I'm sri lankan person. Here they are very expensive. I love that if I have a love bird.
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Rose - 2010-10-23
I have a pair of dutch pied lovebirds about 4 months old, they seemed perfectly healthy until last month one of them started to "sway" his head slowly. Whenever he "looks" at something he will sway his head slowly. Then I noticed that he couldn't keep his balance. Also it seems he feels his way around the cage, I reach out to touch him and he doesn't seem to even notice that I'm about to grab him. Could it be that he is blind? If so what could have caused this?

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