Animal Stories - Black Masked Lovebird


Animal-World Information about: Black Masked Lovebird

   The Masked Lovebird is a very popular species, second only to the Peach-faced Lovebirds, and is available in a number of attractive mutations!
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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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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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Mike - 2007-05-28
NO NO NO... Sorry, but don't buy your bird a mirror. If you cannot afford to spend enough time (for a lovebird, at least 2 to 3 hours a day) with him or her, do not buy them! A mirror will make it so that a single lovebird will eventually become anti-social to you, his companion. The birds in the mirror become his companions and you will lose his trust little by little until he becomes just another wild lovebird! This is the same with ANY bird, not just lovebirds. If you want them to love you, keep mirrors away unless you are supervising with it and playing with them!

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Vancouver, Canada - 2006-10-25
I have a sweet little blue masked lovebird who loves to whistle along to jazz music, running water, outside birds, etc. One of his favourite daily activities in bathing in his bird bath. Recently I've begun "clicker training" which helps him exercise his mind and body. Since then he has become even more eager to spend time with me.

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Firemoon - 2006-09-25
...people breeding Masked Lovebirds to PeachFaced! For the purity of the line, as a breeder I wouldn't recommend this. In the wild they are not social to each other, but in captivity...nature takes over for procreation. If you love your Lovebirds, get them proper mates. If it has a ring around the eye then its mate should also. Peach Face and Whiteface(also a peachface variety) can be bred together. Fischer's Lovebirds should also be bred among Fischer's only. I wish you all happiness with your pets, but please...keep the lines pure.

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Reece - 2006-05-31
I have a male green masked love bird and a female dutch blue love bird they get along great! im thinking about breeding any tips?

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Britt - 2006-03-08
I love my lovebird its the coolest.

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donna - 2006-02-15
I am currently hand raising 5 beautiful blue masked lovebirds, I was hoping they wouldn't be as nippy, however, they are. I would say this is a very rewarding experience for anyone who loves these crazy critters.

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toni heaton - 2005-12-12
i have male lovebirds who live together in cages. i have 3 males together in one cage and 2 who live together in another cage. i have never had any probelms at all with them, they are all mates.

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John Grimlan - 2005-08-15
My black-masked lovebird was given to me by his previous owner after his mate, a peach-faced female, escaped and flew away. He's adjusted quite well to being by himself, but makes sure I give him lots of attention whenever I'm around! (For such a little bird, they sure can chirp LOUD!) I bought him a little 3-way mirror at Petco that he spends hours in front of, chirping to and pecking at the "other bird" on the other side of the mirror. That and providing him with a variety of other entertaining bird toys keep him busy and happy throughout the day. So key to keeping a single lovebird is to give them lots of love and attention, and a mirror really helps too!

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