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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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Valerie & Wayne Cameron - 2006-01-23
The lutino lovebird is the most wonderful, charming, lovable, engaging and amazing pet you could ever have! Our darling little one, "Baby", gave my husband & I more happiness and love than we could ever have imagined. She was such a little character! When she left us on July 31, 2005 she was 17 years and 7 months old! We are very thankful to have had her share our lives for so long and would give anything to have her back with us again.

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  • Maria Carmen O\'Brien - 2010-06-13
    My beautiful lutino lovebird died 3 days ago. I am heart broken. He lived with me for 13 years, almost 14 and I know that nothing will replace him in my heart. I too would give anything to have him back with me again..... Oh...... how much I miss him! He had all the qualities that you mention that yours had, He died on Jun 9, 2010 and my house and my heart feels empty, I love Sunny soooooo much ! He was the love of my life.
  • Pearl - 2010-09-04
    I have a 14 year old lovebird who is sleeping a lot and has a decreased appetite... we're doing our best, but would love to hear from someone with experience caring for an elderly lovebird what some comforting things we could provide for Rainbow (our baby) as he enters his golden years. He's given us so much love over the years and I want to make sure we give him the best of everything for the rest of his life.
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mary - 2010-06-07
Why do lovebirds keep picking and pulling at their claws?

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  • Anonymous - 2010-08-22
    To clean them.
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james - 2010-06-27
Hi
I just bought a pair of lovebirds. They keep screaming...how to handle them...?

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  • Anonymous - 2010-08-22
    When they "scream" they want something or they are singing or learning to TALK yes talk.
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Claire - 2010-08-17
Our male bird died and we don't know what to do about the female. Will she be OK alone or does she need a new partner? Will she accept a new partner? Please help soon! We don't know how old they are but we had them 4 yrs. + they had three clutches.

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emily loss - 2010-08-12
I love our love bird baby it is soooooooooo cute.

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