Animal Stories - Lutino Lovebird

Animal-World Information about: Lutino Lovebird

   The Lutino Peach-faced Lovebird, with it's golden yellow plumage and it's peachie face, is said by many to be the most beautiful of all lovebirds!
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ananya roy - 2012-09-10
My lutino lovebird (female) and blue masked lovebird (I think it is female,but cannot say for sure) are acting very strangely.they are behaving like a couple and you know what I mean.they are frequently doing 'it'. Eggs are appearing on the floor of the cage.and now they are making a nest in the nest box I provided.  I know it is very stupid of me to ask this, but do you think that birds change sex in a single sex environment? It doesn't make any sense to me.two female birds are acting like a pair, doing what pairs do, and making nests, and laying eggs. They stay in the nest most of the time, only come out to feed and poop, and again return to the nest.this whole thing is so absurd.but believe me, I am not lying or making up this thing at all. Absurd things are happening and I can't find any rational explanation .(the professional bird breeder whom I consulted for determining their sexes is 100% sure that both the birds are female so I am very confused.

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  • Charlie Roche - 2012-09-10
    Many many times I have heard that a 'pair in the wild is two birds'.  You have a pair but probably both females.  One asssumes the male role but both will lay eggs and so you will have many infertile eggs. Just let them have them until they are bored with them or up to 20 days or so and then throw them out.  Replace the egs with a new toy.  Hopefully, they don't continue to do this otherwise you might have to get a couple of fellas. 

    Think  gals lay eggs.  They just do - think chickens.  Chickens just lay eggs - they don't change sex or anything - they just lay eggs. 
Ananya Roy - 2012-07-29
I have a pair of lutino lovebirds (aged around 14 months) and a pair of blue masked lovebirds (about 10 months old). They share the same 60'x48'x36' cage and they never quarelled for once. Infact the female lutino (Lady) adores the blue masked ones. Today I noticed an egg on the floor and set up 3 nestboxes immediately as mentioned in the article and placed the egg in one of those. The lutinos readily accepted the box with the egg and are content but the male blue masked (Sid) started to peek into that box and disturbed them. I placed the blue masked pair in another cage to stop this. As soon as I shifted them, Lady came dashing out of the box and started to screech and fly around the cage continuously. It even started fighting with the male lutino (Lord). I shifted Sid and Mili (the female blue masked) back in their original cage, and lady calmed down immediately and returned to her nest. But again mischievous Sid has started to peep in their nest and disturb Lord and Lady.

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  • Charlie Roche - 2012-07-29
    Birds don't necessarily breed with their own 'mate' or species or whatever you would like them to do.  Birds also may have a mate but they do cheat.  Sounds like Lady might have bred with Sid.  Right now - the only thing I can think of to do is just let the 4 stay together.  Sounds like they picked their mates and Lady picked Sid.  Many times a parrot will breed with the strongest member of the flock rather than her mate and the mate will accept the progeny without any problems.  I would be afraid to separate them into the Lord Lady pair and the Sid Milli pair because I don't think that is how they see it.  You will have to wait and watch and when you are sure what the pairs are, separate accordingly or let them be together. 
  • Ananya Roy - 2012-08-04
    Yesterday is the saddest day in my life. I woke up in the morning and found lady dead lying on the floor. I have discovered Sid is female. Lord is searching for Lady. It is beating Sid and Mili. It is a perfect chaos. Currently,i have 1 male lutino lovebird and 2 female blue masked lovebird. I have managed to separate Mili and put it with a fischer's lovebird but Sid's mating spree is on peak and I don't know what to do. Should I get 1 adult female lutino lovebird and 1 male blue masked lovebird? please help me. I need your is very urgent.
  • Charlie Roche - 2012-08-05
    I wouldn't get any more birds until you ge the ones you have orgnized/paired/in order or whatever you wish to call it - but in a poeaceful situation.  Many say a person can 'flock breed' certain parrots.  I am way not for it.  For some reason - there is always a death or problems - If the safe house (cage) is essentially at least 20X 20 and the birds are small and there are trees, freee flowing water, shubbery and plenty of nesting areas - I have seen it work but only with softbills.  I would purchase 'pairs' or best guess pairs and only put two in a cage and give each cage privacy one from another or put up a divider between the cages so they have privacy around the nesting area.  I am sorry one died and probably will  not know why but i would only put two in a cage and gives privacy around the cages.  I would not purchase additional pairs until all is well with the ones you have.  Good luck - hope all goes well
  • Ananya Roy - 2012-08-15
    Surprisingly, it wasn't Lady who died, it was Lord.a day before I noticed an egg in their cage and today I witnessed Lady laying another egg. Then Lady played football with it for a while,and then totally abandoned the eggs. I have confirmed that Sid is female. Lady and Sid have formed a sort of mother-daughter relationship,and they are inseparable now. Sid wants to sit under Lady's wings,and Lady does so to comfort Sid. Lady thinks Sid to be her own offspring.!!I have shifted Mili with ,my 2 male 10 years old fischer's lovebirds and she has settled with them ,also the fischer's lovebirds have accepted her warmly and now it is very peaceful in my birds' family. So I have decided not to bring any other lovebird and disturb their peace I want them to be happy. Thanks for your advice, it worked brilliantly. I waited and watched them, my birds have figured a way out of their problems themselves.Intelligent birds they are,I must say! thanks again for your help.
Abner Linezo - 2012-07-07
I am new in taking care of this pets and I love them a lot. My first question is I have a Lutino and peached face love bird can they be macthed?The second question is how long they need to spend to be partners. I put them in a separate cage for a week now and it seems that the lutino bird always bully the peached face bird. Thanks in advance guys

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  • Charlie Roche - 2012-07-07
    Yes, they can be mated and they do cross breed.  What you call being a bully is probably just the two of them deciding who is in charge.  The male will usually 'bully' the female to be in the back of the cage to protect her and possibly he wants to mate and she isn't ready.  The female will usually be the 'bully' when she is ready to breed.  It is normal behavior and just let hem work it out.  They are sexually mature around 12 monhs of age.
delane battles - 2012-06-28
I have peachfaced lovebirds and they are a joy to watch

mosad sayed amer - 2012-06-28
Hello for ever body ...... can we mix lutino peach faced with green lovebird?..thanks.

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  • Charlie Roche - 2012-06-28
    Yes, you can.  They will cross breed.  Have fun and enjoy
sanju - 2012-06-24
What is the variety of foods given for the parent lutino birds so that it can feed chicks and the chicks are to be healthy

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  • Charlie Roche - 2012-06-25
    Their basic food and then add some scrambled eggs with the shell in, diced cooked sweet potatoe, tuna, millet and anything nutricious that you eat.  You can also add a vitamin supplement to the mashed food.
sonia - 2012-06-09
I want to know how to distinguish the sex of peach faced love bird (green color) as I bought one peach faced love bird and one luttino (yellow colour) ,, thinking luttino is female ....

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  • Charlie Roche - 2012-06-09
    Color doesn't have anything to do with the sex of the love bird.  Looking at the birds head from the side, the females head is a smooth round curve from the eyes over the top of the head o the neck.  The males head has a flatter appearance.  That works most of the time, however, there is no 100% way to determine the sex of a lovebird without DNA esting.  You can purchase the kits in the back of the Bird Talk Magazine. 
BVS Varma - 2012-05-03
I have a pair of love birds, they laid eggs for 3 times, but all the 3 times the eggs are not hatched. When I break the eggs there was nothing inside(dried). What should I do?

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  • Charlie Roche - 2012-05-03
    You are sure you do not have two females? I would think not because normally you would then have double the eggs. My guess is that the male and female are just not getting the cloacas lined up and balanced or the male in his fun, is throwing the female off balance or even off the perch. Take a second perch and put it above the first about an inch and about an inch away from the first. That will allow the female to perch on the lower one but hang on the the higher one with her beak. She will be more stable and hopefully when he does his thing, they will line up and the female will be balanced and it will take.
fahad shah - 2012-04-26
I have one pair of lutino lovebirds. In first clutch they had 5 chicks but in 2nd and 3rd clutch they will fail. What is the problem. In 2nd and 3rd clutch after completion of incubation period when I broke the eggs some chicks are died in the eggs........

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  • Charlie Roche - 2012-04-26
    This happens. The chicks might not have been strong enough to break through the sheel. What they call draw down - where the white part is absorbed may have occured to fast because of lack of humidity and suffocated the chicks. Place a bowl of water so the mom can bathe and she will keep a higher humidity in the nest box because somehow they seem to know to bathe in the water and then sit the eggs. You can lightly spray in the next box (just the substrate) to raise humidity. If the chicks were fully developed but sorta looked stuck - then it was probably the humidity.
racheljay - 2005-07-09
i love this bird

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  • Anonymous - 2012-02-15
    So do I!
  • paul - 2012-04-07
    So do I, also