Animal Stories - Blue Masked Lovebird

Animal-World Information about: Blue Masked Lovebird

   A pretty little parrot, Blue Masked Lovebird makes an adorable pet. It is a most playful, charming and amusing excellent bird for the beginner!
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Anonymous - 2014-10-11
My blue faced changed color is that normal!!!

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  • Clarice Brough - 2014-10-11
    Feathers can change color somewhat with molts as they age. Also a disruption to the nutrition of a bird during the time when feathers are being formed can cause color change and can also affect the quality of feathers. With a corrected diet, it will molt back to its original coloration. Beyond malnutition they can also have a liver disease and certain viruses can also cause abnormal feathers; however, this is not a common occurrence. If you think it is more than a molt or a nutritional issue, then you will want to take the bird to a veterinarian for a checkup.
JOHN - 2014-06-18

Rohan - 2014-05-12
what kinds of lovebirds are ok to cross breed and why?

Ludovic Lim Hoc - 2013-11-13
Hi I would like to know if it is possible to mate a female blue masked with a green fischer and if the babies will reproduce later on? Thanks

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  • Clarice Brough - 2013-12-10
    Yes, these are both eyering species so cross-breeding is definitely possible, and the young will also be fertile. Although the young are attractive birds their colors do tend to be duller and less striking than the pure forms of their parentage.
Pam - 2013-08-05
Would you keep a very tame 8 month old Moustache Parrot in a large aviary with a tame 3 month old female Blue Masked Love Bird as companions to one another? Plenty of interaction with their owner and loads of rotational toys available?

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  • Jasmine Brough Hinesley - 2013-08-23
    In general you wouldn't want to mix different types of birds. That being said, it is quite possible they could get along and be good friends. I would start by keeping their cages next to each other so they can get to know each other and see how they react over time. Eventually you could try putting them together and see how it goes.
abhi - 2013-07-05
Hi.....everyone. Please somebody comment on my problem and give me advice. I'm having a lutino pair and 1 blue masked pair. Glutinous laid her  st egg on 12 june total clutch of 4 eggs. On 5 june one egg hatched and second one on 6 june still 2 eggs has to be hatched. My blue masked has laid her first egg on 24 june total clutch of 6 eggs. Unfortunately male of blue mask flew away on 3 june... now what should I do? Whether she incubates eggs or abandoned them? Can I keep all eggs with lutino?. Please somebody advice?

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  • Jasmine Brough Hinesley - 2013-07-09
    You could try to put all the eggs with the lutino if it doesn't appear the mother is incubating them. It usually takes a few weeks before the eggs hatch (22-25 days), so I wouldn't worry just yet about the ones that haven't hatched. And some eggs may just be duds and never hatch.
ananya - 2013-05-20
hi,can i colony-breed 3 pairs of lovebirds housed in an aviary?there are 1 lutino pair,1 blue-masked pair and 1 peach faced pair. thanks to anyone who comments!

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  • Anonymous - 2013-06-22
    Hi...Ananya..yes you can breed them in colony setting..I m having same pairs with my aviary and all 3 pairs have recently laid eggs. But be careful of hybrid chicks. Do not cross them for ex.lutino with b/m ...if you have any other queries then post here. wish you good luck...
  • Clarice Brough - 2013-05-20
    Most Lovebird species are colony breeders, with the exception of Abyssinian Lovebirds and Madagascar Lovebirds. However Lovebirds are best breed in colonies of the same species. Masked Lovebirds can be very aggressive towards other birds in an aviary setting, so you may have problems mixing them with the Peach Faced Lovebirds ((Lutino's are Peach-faced mutations).
Vale - 2012-11-13
Hi how are you, I have a blue masked lovebird.  I really want to learn how to train him to be comfortable with me. What can I do so he isn't scared of me all the time. I have seen some can be very sweet and loveable..! thanks for your help!!

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  • Charlie Roche - 2012-11-13
    Sounds like yours isn't tame - right?  Possibly you are a little nervous as well.  Think about the size of that little bird and think about your size. That little feathered creature possibly thinks you are godzilla so the first thing is to get it so he is not quite so afraid of you.  Talking to him, being around him is a start. Try and feed him treats with your hand SLOWLY - initially just put the treat in his food cup. Cheerios are good for this. His cage probably isn't huge so I would take the little fella and his cage into a small room - bathrrom, laundry room etc.  You don't want him flying around where you have to chase him.  Just set the cage down on the floor and sit down on the floor and again talk to him, try and feed the cheerios and just keep introducing yourself via talking.  Give both of you some time to adjust.  Eventually he will just come around.  You might want to pick up a book on taming also.
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. 
Rajcoomar - 2012-04-21
Can we pair a male Bluemask with a female Lutino/Pearl or Blackmask?

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  • Charlie Roche - 2012-04-21
    Yes, you can. They will be cross bred and many people get really up tight about that. Many others have developed gorgeous crosses. Good luck and enjoy.