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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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.
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delane battles - 2012-06-28
I have peachfaced lovebirds and they are a joy to watch

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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
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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.
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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. 
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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.
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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.
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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
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jcmiller - 2011-10-16
I adopted my lovebird from someone that did not want it anymore. I am trying to get it used to us but every time we get close to the cage or put our hand in it runs to the other side of the cage and starts chirping. It won't have anything to do with us. We have had it a week now. Does anyone have ideas so we can bond with this cute scarred little bird.

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  • Pebbles - 2012-01-31
    Give him some time and he'll get used to you. What you can do in the mean time is walk over very slowly to the cage and speak to him or her very softly. Make sure your cage is not in a busy area of the house, try to give him a place where he or she can feel more secure. With time and patience your lovebird will come around.
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chetan - 2011-03-17
My lutino love bird (male) is sleeping all day, and has become very inactive, keeps his eyes closed mostly ....what to do?

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  • tamara - 2012-02-19
    My Lutino does the same, but he has red eyes so I was wondering if the bright light hurts his eyes ? And he is very unsocial.
  • katrna gonzales - 2012-03-07
    Maybe your bird needs more attention...
    you must give him some time to play with you...
    I have a pair of birds, teddy and bunny bird.
    They are so playful..
    and all the things that mentioned above is their characteristics..
    I love them.
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