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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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Aliyah - 2010-10-22
I just got a pair of love birds today they are beautiful and genuine I love them so much and I hope they last till I die.

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john - 2010-10-08
My lovebird just died, she was masked?
Maybe the female, can I get another one real fast or they will fight?
Will this one live without the mate?
I had them for about a year, or should I just get two new ones...?
Sad?

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fahad - 2010-10-05
I've got 2 love birds....but I don't know their species...can you please help me to find out which species they belong to? I can send you pics.....thnx.

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YVONNE NAIRN - 2010-07-25
My mama love bird just died 2 days ago after i took away an egg. She had 3 young of which 2 are alive and healthy. Since then she has laid about 10 eggs all of which i have taken away. I have since learned that i should shake the eggs and let her sit on them. But she lay down and lifted her rear end and papa tried pecking where the eggs come out over and over and then he tried to open her beak. After about one hour i put her on a soft cloth like when they were babies and she died in 5 minutes. I am heart broken. We buried her in the garden. Papa really mourned her for the past 2 days and now he and the 2 younger ones are fighing all day long. Papa has never let me near him but the 2 younger ones walk on my arms while i am cage cleaning and nibble at my fingers gently etc. What could i have done to save mama? I feel like i killed her somehow.

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  • Bev - 2010-09-27
    It sounds as though she became egg bound. I have had several different species that have been egg bound including a lovebird and I have found putting them in warm water seems to relieve them also putting a drop of olive oil on her vent. Another solution would be to have taken her to a vet immediately.
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michelle - 2010-09-21
My lovebirds laid eggs and I don't know what to do?

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Anonymous - 2010-09-20
My lovebird is 13 years old and has not laid eggs is years. Recently she has started nesting. What does this mean?

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sara - 2009-12-27
Hi, I got a pair of Peach-faced Lovebirds from the pet store today. I think they are around 3-6months but I'm not sure :/ They are not hand trained and bite, how can I hand train them?? They are very affectionate to each other and kiss and cuddle. I want to breed them when they are mature enough so what age should I put a nest box in?

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  • Anonymous - 2010-08-22
    They are not biting it is kissing you. (mine does that too and same with lots of bird owner's I know)
  • Kelly - 2010-09-19
    Attach a favoured toy to the side of the cage that is easiest side to interact with the bird. Place a chair next to the cage, so you can sit down and read or drink coffee and be relaxed in front of the bird on a daily basis. Spend time in the chair eating, relaxing as much as you can for the bird to get use to you. Talk nicely, in a soft voice to the birds when you clean and place food in the cage. Offer pieces of food through the cage (cracker, walnut etc) near to the bird favoured toy or object. Eventually they may accept the food after many sittings and tries which could take up two a couple weeks (this feeding will warm the bird up to up a lot). When you feel confident enough you can let the birds out of the cage to fly around they will eventually go back in the cage for food and security just leave the door open for them and make sure the room is "bird proofed". Hold out a food dish in mid air and tempt the bird to land on it (this will take time). Eventually the birds will surprise you and land on your head. Your final and biggest accomplishment will be getting the bird to perch on your finger or shoulder. Expect a few nips but don't react or scream (as they may find your reaction funny and want to do it again), this is just temporary until they learn to trust you. Taming is a journey and a process not an instant result, so enjoy your progress and good luck!
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darlene bruce - 2010-09-18
We have 2 lovebirds nesting and sitting on their eggs and have been sitting for going on 3 wks. The male he gets out and eats but the female all she does is sit we have counted 7 eggs, our question is how long do we continue to let her sit on them? And how can we encourage her to eat, and can we incubate the eggs for her and at what temp. do we keep the eggs or will she abandon them once we take them from her. There is very little on the net that gives any real decisive answers and we are worried for our babies because we care for them very much.

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