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Linda Newkirk - 2008-11-07
We acquired "Charlie" from my daughter's friend who had 2 to begin with. She gave the first away as the 2 birds were fighting all the time. She tried to keep "Charlie" but her 3 year old daughter was afraid of "him" so that is how we acquired the bird. I have other breeds of birds at home and didn't give it a thought about bringing in a new one. From the start "Charlie" would escape the cage and fly about the room. I have had to wire shut the doors to keep "Charlie" in while I am not at home. Once home "Charlie" gets to come out to fly about. The biggest problem is the biting! Everyone is afraid of "Charlie" landing on them because of the biting. Now "Charlie" has laid 4 eggs so she is definitely not a "Charlie" and I have no way of knowing if they are furtile or not as I have no idea how long the sperm stays alive before the female lays her eggs. She is extremely protective of the eggs and will not leave them. We have had to feed her near the nest and put the water near her as she will not leave her eggs. If they are not fertile how do we go about getting them away from her???

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carl - 2008-10-15
We just lost our little girl. We had her for eight years and she got sick. We took her to ITHICA M.Y. Cornell University Hospital. She died there and we are still just devastated. She was like our kid. We did everything with her and loved the devil out of her. Her name was Baby Bird.

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leslie pulver - 2008-10-13
We have a lovebird that does the same thing as kathy lewis. Please help us, we have one female that recently laid 8 eggs.

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Debbie Shook - 2008-09-28
I have a female peachfaced lovebird as well as a male peachfaced lovebird. My female birds feathers are turning all red on her wings, thighs, and underbelly. I have never seen this before, so I went down to our local pet store and asked the owner why that was happening. She had no idea and also never heard of that happening before. Nothing has changed, same diet, same exercise, I'm just confusing, the male birds feathers are the color that they are suppose to be. She is about 6 years old, she use to lay eggs (unfertilized), but she hasn't for a long long time now. I would greatly appreciate it someone could help me out with some answers. Hope to hear from you real soon!! Sincerely, Debbie Shook

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Deborah Jascur - 2008-09-08
Our Peach Faced lovebird, Smooch, is 18 years old. We watched him feather out in the pet shop, and finally bought him all those years ago. While he appears to have had a stroke, he still eats well and his feathers look good. He has outlived all of our other birds and has just become much quieter in the past few months.

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MM - 2008-07-23
Editor's Note: A bit of a correction to the following post is "This is a place to ask for help with your birds, but your responses will be in the Animal-World Community Forum - in the bird section." This is not the place to ask for help with your birds. Join a parrot forum with a message board to ask questions.

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Kathy Lewis - 2008-07-02
We need help!! Our son bought two Peach faced Lovebirds from two different pet stores. The first bird, Nicky is very skiterish but does not bite. It will step up & stay on for a while then it flies back to the cage. Very little contact with the other bird except for little preening. Most of the time Nicky is in the cornor of the cage sleeping.

The other bird.... is very scary!! We then named it Cobra because it strikes like a snake!! It is the meanest bird I have ever seen.. It draws blood. On day it was on my son's arm, then ran up to his neck & started to bite into him. Lots of blood...none from the bird. We do not know what to do. Why is it so mean. Out of the cage it is nicer, however you never know when it will bite. We are not teasing it or mean. It will run against the cage when someone walks by, slqamming into the bars. In addition to that, it is attempting to mate with the bird tent in the cage almost non stop. Only once did we see Cobra & Nicky mate. He has even gone after toys & millet in that way. Any suggestions please!!

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Lydia Lugo - 2008-06-18
I also have a blackmasked lovebird. She had a mate but he open the cage door and left. Can anyone tell me about a suitable mate. concerned

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Al in Florida - 2008-05-02
I got little Albie about a week and a half ago during his weening period. He accepts pellet, nibbles on seed, plays in the sink, and is a joy to have around. He's about 9 weeks old. He steps up readily and perches on my shoulder - didn't have to work on that with him. He loves to hide in my shirt and burrows in my armpit. He's very affectionate and enjoyes preening my facial hair. It's my first bird and I love him and the experience very much.

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KATHERINE - 2008-02-26
My little Dutch Blue is named Kiwi. She talks! I have had her since she was just 6 or 7 weeks old. Bought her from a breeder and finished hand feeding. She is single and I work at home so she can be out and with me at the computer whenever we want to socialize. She is as gentle as a lamb and is currently on a few eggs despite my efforts to avoid this. She allows me to feed her on the nest small bites of nuts, fresh veggies and bits of cheese from my fingers. She loves to crawl up my sweatshirt sleeve and come out the neck while saying "Kiwi, Kiwi, Kiwi". Amazingly, she doesn't scream or shriek at all. I have hand raised exotic birds for 28 years and this little girl is quite exceptional. I believe any animal is affected by the owner and recommend this type of pet to one who is patient and gentle. Quiet surroundings help and other people must not tease the little guys either. I hope Kiwi is around for 20 years or more.

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