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Robin B - 2012-10-21
I have a peach faced love bird that I purchased at a local bird show in September 1994. I actually purchased 2 siblings. They were home raised and hand fed. At that time they were 6 weeks old. The one that passed away 6 years ago at age 12 years was a nervous bird and picked at himself. Unfortunately one day, he picked a blood feather and passed away. I thought that his sibling would soon pass after him, but instead he became a happier bird, playing and dancing to certain songs played on the radio (He especially loves, 'I want to Rock and Roll All Night' by Kiss). He is now 18 years 3 months old. I can tell that he is getting older because he sleeps more and doesn't dance as much. But I do know that he has had a good life and I it has been a pleasure to have him in our families life. When he passes, I will post again how long he lived. That will be a sad day in my life.

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  • Charlie Roche - 2012-10-23
    AHH  he just might fool you.  They get older and maybe they need some extra rest but still having a good life cuz he has you.
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Pam - 2012-10-11
I got 'Blue' in March. He was about 8 weeks old-hand raised, very cuddly-I love him dearly. I work many hours and I felt bad about leaving him alone so much. (When I was home, I gave him loads of attention) I recently got another lovebird from the same breeder to keep him company. This one is about 8 weeks old, cuddly and not afraid of me. My problem is that Blue seems to hate this new bird. Not bonding with it at all. They are in separate cages and it's a good thing because when they are out together, all Blue wants to do is bite baby Rainbow's feet and fight. Is that normal?

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  • Clarice Brough - 2012-10-12
    It sounds like it will take them some time to become pals. It could be that your existing bird is very jealous of your limited amount of time. These birds are highly social and need ongoing interaction. They will most likely become more comfortable with each others companionship, and then they may well start to actually prefer each other, as that's not uncommon for lovebirds.
  • Pam - 2012-10-13
    Thanks for the response. It seems like they are getting along a little bit better now. I try to give them both alot of attention individually and togther. I think you are right on about Blue being jealous. He has had me all to himself for 7 months. Time will tell.
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Barbara Yarde - 2012-10-10
Good day i have six pairs for LOVE BIRDS for about three years and there never breed get what is wrong with them. Please help

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  • Clarice Brough - 2012-10-11
    You may have birds that are all the same sex, or it may be the environment. Here's a good overview of Lovebird breeding, with a section on the breeding environment.
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MAGE - 2012-10-07
What kind of weather is best for love Birds?

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  • Charlie Roche - 2012-10-08
    Whatever temperatures are comfortable for you should be just fine for your little guy.  They don't like cold - below say 40 degrees and they get warm say above 90 degrees. 
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Mario Micallef - 2012-10-06
Just came in and saw the underside of our lovebird, drained in blood. He seems ok, same usual happy self, but we are worried. Can anyone out there suggest somthing? Could it be the food, he eats a lot of sunflower seeds. He is very intelligent, and I trained him, so that every time he wants to get out of the cage, he picks up a small bell, in his beak, and rings it for attention, till we open the cage door. It would be a tragedy, if he dies, he has been here now for more than four years.

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juanid - 2012-10-01
I want to do business of breeding. I have 5 pairs. I want that they all do breed and give me every one  4 to 5 eggs and they do breed at least 6 times in one year? What I give feed. What do I please give me complete detail what should I do.

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  • Charlie Roche - 2012-10-01
    They usually will have 4 - 5 eggs in a clutch but usually breed 2 - 3 times a year.  I would start by reading this Animal World article and then go from there.  I'd also then get a book at the library or bookstore on breeding love birds.  I am sorry but there is just no way to give you detailed information on how to breed - it is a learning experience for the human and for the bird.  Remember there is no flock to teach them and you would be new so you have tolearn also.  Goodluck though and if you have specific question just write back.   OK?
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kashif khan - 2012-10-01
Hi. I have two Lutino Lovebird.both are yellow color and a bright red face and I do not which is male ' female. Please give me any suggestion.

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  • Charlie Roche - 2012-10-02
    I am sorry.  There isn't any way to 100% determine which is the female and which is the male.  If it lays an egg, it is a gal.  You would have to DNA sex the two birds.  You can purchase sexing kits in the back of Bird Talk magazine.  To take a guess, the female is usually broader than the male.  Also, if you pick them up and lay your little finger between the legs, you can feel a pelvix bone.  The females is usually broader than the males.  This visually compariosn takes a lot of experience and not accurate - some fellas are larger etc. You justy have to wait.  Not fun.
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arun kumar - 2012-09-30
Sir, I have one pair of lutino love bird which are full yellow color and the head is red color.  My birds are putting eggs but not getting hatched for last 3 months. What can I do for that?  Please give me any suggestion.

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  • Clarice Brough - 2012-09-30
    There is a possiblity that you may have two females. These birds aren't sexually dimorphic, in other words you there is no outward indicator of gender. An experience breeder may be able to tell by feeling the pelvic bones and observing their posture, but usually these birds are sexed via a DNA test or with surgical sexing.
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safin - 2009-06-28
Hello dear Lovebird lovers, I am Safin from Daka, Bangladesh very new in this world. I have just bought 8 pairs of lovebirds and kept them in the balcony cage. I am not sure those are equal numbers of male and female .. those are only 2 months old. I am seeking for advise/ suggestion from any Bangladeshi because I am totally new in this lovely club

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  • peggy - 2012-09-29
    I have a fischer lovebird I want to leave him on my patio & cover him at nite would that be ok or should I bring him in at night?
  • Charlie Roche - 2012-09-30
    There is no guarantee that boys will pick gals and gals will pick boys - even in the wild but most of the time - that is what happens.  As the birds pair up - which they will start doing in a month or so - remove that pair to their own cage with nest box.  You will see a pair sit close together, possibly preen each other, look for a private place to be.  There will be some pushing around a little till each one finds the one they want but that is OK.  So when you see a pair that is acting like a pair - move that pair out.  The problem is you have 16 birds that aren't easily distinguished one from the other.  You may want to get a couple of colored markers and actually mark the birds.  bird one  black mark over right eye, bird two black mark over left eye, bird three, black mark center forehead, bird four, black mark on back, bird five black mark on chest --  something like that.  So when you see a consistent pair (the one with the black mark on chest and the one with black markover right eye) you will be able to round them up.  Otherwise as soon as you go to move the pair - they will all start flying around and you will lose track of the pair.  It is just easier to mark them.  Then hope for the best. 
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mosad sayed amer - 2012-09-27
Hello for everyone ..... can I feed lovebird & grey parrot tin tuna meat .... thank you lot ... bye - bye .

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  • Charlie Roche - 2012-09-27
    You can give each of them a little amount of tuna - they usually like it real well.  You are talking about tunafish out of a can right?  Yep, they like it.
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