Animal Stories - Lutino Lovebird

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   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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Nahvi - 2011-09-10
Do Lutino Lovebird speaks and how to make them friendly ....

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  • Pebbles - 2012-01-31
    I have heard that some can speak a few words like pretty baby and hello. It all just depends but lovebirds in general are not great talkers.
Rakesh B Amudhappa - 2011-03-15
Am a lover of lutino fisher lovebird, am using small pots as breeding homes for them, is small pots enough for breeding of lutino fischer love birds?

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  • taric - 2011-10-07
    hi it's taric from tamil nadu hey brother small pots is not enough for lutino hatching and if you think mostly 75% will hatching 1y you choose big pots because its 1y go inside and come back easy. Male lutino is bigger then female.
  • chetan - 2011-12-03
    Pots should be big enough for the birds and chicks when they grow up. Put some fine pieces of soft hay or dry grass ,or coconut fibers.
Kaustubh Khopkar - 2011-06-27
Hi. I have a pair of lutinos who have laid 4 eggs twice. The female incubates the eggs for 21 days but then she stops doing the same. I checked the eggs and found two eggs OK. Please suggest if I should change the male or give them one more chance.

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  • Charlie Roche - 2011-06-27
    When you say you checked two eggs and they were OK are you saying they were fertile? Two eggs were fertile? If two eggs were fertile there would be absolutely no reason to change the male out. He is doing his job. Birds, in the wild have a flock and they learn from the flock. They learn how to mate, incubate, feed the young from the flock. Some of it is instinct (I would guess) but most is learning by seeing what the other memebers of the flock are doing. Without a flock, they have to learn and the first few clutches "are for free".
    You can't expect the eggs to be fertile. The female may not sit the eggs. They may not feed the babies etc. I had a macaw and every time she laid an egg, he would play soccer with it. You just need to be patient and they will learn.
  • kaustubh Khopkar - 2011-06-28
    Hi Thanks for your reply. I had checked the eggs under light and found two eggs with dark patch signifying existance of chick inside. Moreover I have also noticed that the eggs are not warm when i had removed them out which hints that the same are not being hatched properly. All these are just doubts as this is the first time I am breeding African love birds. My idea of changing the male is that he is not feeding the female and hence she feeds herself on her own. Please advise..
  • Linda Kearschner - 2011-08-29
    Just read your question, my question is how old our your love birds, I have found out from experience the female lays eggs but the male has to be at least 3 yrs old for him to fertilize the eggs---------so give them time if they are younger than 3 yrs old that will also give the female time to do her thing also but let me just warn you once they start it is not easy to stop them other than seperating them and they breed often!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Rhonda - 2011-07-25
Hi, I was in my garage and noticed the prettiest yellow and red bird perched on a lil garbage can. I took some pics and took them to the pet store and they told me its a lutino love bird. We got a cage and food, not sure what to do next or what to expect any ideas?

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  • Charlie Roche - 2011-07-25
    Shall I assume you now have the lovebird in the cage? Look at it this way - the little feathered guy doesn't know what to do either. Talk to him, let him become familiar with the sounds and scents in the home. If you can pick him up just hold him close to your chest so he can hear your heart beat. I have no idea why but it seems to soothe them. If you can't pick him up yet, or are nervous too, start feeding him special treats - hulled sunflower seeds, pieces of grape (peeled), a piece of apple with your hand. Get him used to your hand and then let him out of the cage and still feed him with your hand. He will eventually come to you and you've got it made from there. He will train you.
johny - 2011-05-27
well............ i got lovebirds too, if you have qestions .............................
just ask me...... contact me!!!!!!!!

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  • Charlie Roche - 2011-05-27
    Many have questions about love birds so just stick around. Thank you.
  • Trina Casey - 2011-06-23
    Hi I just got my lutino female lovebird last Nov. and she is great. But lately she doesn't like to "step up" on command. She no longer stays close to us (on our shoulder) and only flies around landing when we wiggle our toes. Also she ruffles her feathers alot and preens constantly. We feed her every day and change her water all the time. Also she bobs her head a lot and makes a "panting" sound when she does. I'm just wondering if I should be worried about any of this or if it will pass with more work.
Teri Lowe - 2011-04-11
I came upon my Lutino lovebird in a slightly different way. I was sitting in my living room during a very windy day (65 to 70 miles per hour gusts) and my black lab was going crazy at the back door. I kept hearing a screech sound and finally got up and looked and saw a little yellow bird at my back door. Having never had a bird all I had to put her (him?) in was a cat carrier. After checking with the neighbors, she (he?) is now mine:0))) I went to the pet store today and got all the things I think I need to keep her (I have determined it's a her) and have named her P.P. after a dear friend of mine. I talk to her constantly to try to make friends, and she is starting to chirp back at me when I talk with her. If anyone can help me out, thanks. What else can I do to get her more friendly with me? I have only had her for about four to five days so it is going slowly.

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  • Charlie Roche - 2011-04-12
    Just continue to go slowly. I like to wrap them in something (not over their head) but a t-shirt of something and just pick them up and hold them close to my heart so I can pet them. They seem to relax and then look forward to it. Of course I wind up with some bird jumping on my chest forever but that's ok. Just feed with your had. You can feed with a spoon (if it doesn't frighten her) baby food (applesauce they love). Millet, those food on sticks etc. The idea is for her to come out and be by you. Do whatever you can to encourage that. Toys, food, hand feed, hold, pet etc.
  • Z - 2011-04-13
    I'm glad to hear you're helping a Lovie in need! I really recommend that you read Birds for Dummies (just ignore the title); it has some really good information that can help you care for and bond with your Lovie.
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  • anujgarg - 2011-06-22
    yaaaaa......... so cool
JEQ - 2011-06-21
I recently bought my lovebird a playpen so it can play outside the cage. The problem is that he's afraid of it. Every time I place him on the playpen it flies to his cage or on my shoulder in order to get away from it. I placed the playpen beside the cage so he can get use to it but no success. Can anyone help?

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  • Charlie Roche - 2011-06-21
    Love birds can be a little shy of new things and a play pen is a big new thing. What your doing is good though in setting it next to the cage and lettting him get used to it. Put his favorite (or a favorite) toy in the perch and also put a treat that he loves (millet usually works for lovebirds) and just be patient. Love birds when they are out are going to naturally fly to their human. It is going to take a little while for this fella to realize a more independent nature and a willingness to play on something new and unfamilar. Just be patient - he will get it.
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Ibi - 2011-04-14
My lutino birds aren't talking much as they did before. I don't know why.
They have just laid eggs. Does anyone know why?

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  • Charlie Roche - 2011-04-15
    The eggs are probably taking up all their attention right now.
  • rohita - 2011-05-29
    Don't worry might be they are going to give some more. Even my birds behaved the same but after giving 3-4 eggs the were back to normal. Don't worry. Just take good care of them and their eggs. They will be normal after some days.
ron - 2011-05-27
Are lutino birds talking? How should you train them??? thanks

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  • Charlie Roche - 2011-05-28
    They don't normally talk but it happens. Train them - what do you mean train them? Tricks?
    Put words to what your little guy does natually. If she flies to you say "come on over"
    If she cuddles up say "pet me"
    If she lies down on your chest say 'let's sleep"

    Start by putting words to the actions she does on her own and then go from there.
Rudd - 2011-05-21
I got 1 pair of Lutino lovebird. How can I know I really got the male or female? Tq

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  • Charlie Roche - 2011-05-21
    Breeders can be really good at telling the males from the females because of a lot of experience and they have so many birds. However, the only true way to know the sex of most parrots is through DNA sexing. In the back of Bird Talk Magazine, there are always ads for DNA sexing. You need a little blood via clipping a toenail just a little to short or pulling out a feather. You send it in and they send you back the results. Sounds terrible but it is pretty easy. Usual cost about $25.00. You can also take your birds to the vet. They do the same thing, it is just more expensive.
    Now, as far as breeders determining the sex, you can try. Turn your little guys upside down in your hand. Place your little finger in the pelvic area of the bird. The pelvic bone feels like your putting you little finger in a canoe and it is between the legs below the cloaca. The females pelvis is wider than the males. Females heads are usually smooth and rounded to the shoulders. Males heads are flatter. Frequently, this is something you can feel rather than see because of the feathers. Females legs usually sit farther apart and their body looks slightly heavier. Good luck - of course you will definitely know if the eggs are fertile. Remember the first clutch or two is for practice as they need to learn.