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najib - 2013-02-22
i have a pair of Lutino Lovebird and i'm in a third place country(no way to detect the gender by a DNA test...)any way i hope to find a way to know if i bought a male and a female !!!

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Anonymous - 2013-02-18
My peach faced lovebird just passed away and now I'm looking at buying a Dutch Blue or the Fischer.. I have only had one love bird at a time, but was considering buying a pair. Can anyone tell me if I get a pair, will they still be as affectionate and friendly towards me as One bird has been? My last bird Sonny was very close to me, he was 'my' bird. Thanks

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sunbug - 2010-11-23
I've had a male lutino for 3 years. About 2 weeks ago I rescued a male blue and a female lutino from the back of a horse trailer at a flea market.
The male blue has bald patches around neck and under wings and on belly.
He sits with ruffled feathers and has started a very odd behaviour of stuffing seed shells into his feathers. Other than this, he eats well, bathes, moves around normal, etc. Any suggestions as to what is wrong with him?
Also, I want to start them on a pellet diet but don't know which one to choose. I especially want a good one for him to get him healthy again.

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  • TheoDee - 2010-12-13
    I've got news for you, sunbug. Your bird is a female! I just discovered this myself. I adopted my bird-friend lola about 2 months ago from a neighbor. She had been in the cage most of 5 years. I let her out, treat her to nice seeds, apple, banana and whisper sweet nothings to her! She also started stuffing papers and twigs into her feathers, on her back. She has just laid an egg! And there are more to come, by the looks of it! Good luck!
  • Michelle C - 2011-01-02
    We have a lovebird and we have noticed that she is also stuffing seed shells into her feathers. Does anyone know why they do this?
  • Nicole B - 2013-02-15
    Nesting! They are gathering materials for the nest. Do you have children? If so, you must remember the 'nesting' phase where you frantically gather, store, make sure everything is right for your baby to be!
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CAROLYN WILLIAMS - 2013-02-07
I have had two lovebirds for almost two years..they recently started getting into some really bad fights, and yesterday the male was sounded so badly that he died. Should I get another one right away, or will she accept another male? Right now she is running around the cage looking for him and calling for him. I talk to her with whistles and kisses, and she comes up and talks to me, but I canot handle her...

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  • Jasmine Brough Hinesley - 2013-02-08
    Lovebirds do get lonely and often do better in pairs. What you could do is get another one and keep it in a separate cage. Put the cages next to each other so that they can get to know each other. This way they would each have a companion but you wouldn't have to worry about them getting into physical fights. Eventually you could try putting them together.
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Roberta - 2013-02-06
I am looking for a pair of black masked lovebirds to breed. Any suggestions on where to find them?

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wiwit - 2013-02-01
I'm looking for as many as 100 pairs of lutinos, does anyone have any?

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mosad sayed amer - 2013-01-24
Hi in general what we can do to produce baby Lutinos? Thanks a lot .

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Ali - 2013-01-07
Hi, I have 2 pairs of Lutino (Yellow with red head). they are laying & hatching 4-5 eggs but babies are died when they are come out the eggs. what's the reason ??

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  • Rob - 2013-01-23
    hi..I had that problem. might be that the humidity in the nest is not high enough for the eggs..also i found that lutinos did not breed as readily as other mutations..maybe just bad luck!
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Carson - 2013-01-21
We bought 2 peach faced love birds about 2 weeks ago from a local pet store. Unsure about the sexes of the two but they seem to be affectionate. However both are very shy and when held they are aggressive. Also we just purchased a new cage for them with a nesting box, which one bird goes in the box and the other sits on top. Questions I have are, what can we do to make them not aggressive? Why does one bird go in the box and the other doesn't? Is getting a blood test the only way to determine the sexes?

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  • Jasmine Brough Hinesley - 2013-01-22
    My advice on taming them is patience. Little by little you will have to let them get used to you and just keep working with them. It can take a long time, especially if they are older. How old are they? The younger they are, the easier they are to tame and train. Here is a little bit on help in handling and training them: Handling and Training Lovebirds. My best theory as to why one goes in the box and the other does not is that either one is a female and using the box as her nesting area, or that they are acting territorial and one has claimed the box as their own.  It is difficult to sex lovebirds visually. Usually the female has a stockier build and will sit with her legs farther apart. Also females tails are more square and the males are more round. And if you see one of your birds building a nest it is most likely the female! Other than that your best bet would be to take your birds to the vet to have them sexed.

      
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Nics MacKenzie - 2012-08-25
I just got my very 1st pair of peach faced lovebirds 2 days ago. They are 8-10 weeks old. Peaches+Harry. I'm in love with them already. They are both very scatty when I go near the cage, so I know there's a lot of training to be done. I've been giving them fruit+veg everyday, but they don't seem to be interested in them at all. They are eating seeds+drinking but I'm worried cause I know fruit+veg is a big part of there diet. I have a metal dish attached to the cage that I put it in..Any tips please..x

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  • Charlie Roche - 2012-08-25
    Yes, many say that fruits and veggies are extrmemly important but sometimes birds just won't eat them.  I think if they see other birds do it - they are more inclined.  Try dicing up the fruit - into little pieces and putting a little honey on it.  You can also take the seed and then mix in some fruit and make it into a mash.  The problem with this is you should remove any unused food within two hours.  Take the peelings off - seriously.  Try little pieces right on top of the seed with honey on the fruit or peanut butter.  A little peanut butter on a small piece of apple. They are probably not eating it because they weren't introduced to it. 
  • DeNisa D A Howe - 2013-01-16
    Our love birds do not like frsh fruit or veggies but they do like popcorn non butter and no salt.. an we get them fruit pellets and pellets from veg at the pt store, they eat that very well. We also grown seedling gras for them an they adore it also. We have found they eat cookd vegies a bit better, esp if we are eating at the same time with them
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