Animal Stories - Peach-faced Lovebird


Animal-World Information about: Peach-faced Lovebird

   The Peach-faced Lovebird is a beautiful 'pocket parrot'. They come in a variety of colors and are the most commonly kept lovebirds!
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Barb - 2012-11-11
I have a peach-faced lovebird that is over 20 years old. He's doing pretty well for an old guy -- he can't fly anymore but still like to be held and snuggled. Just wanted to share that lovebirds can indeed live to be over 20.

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  • Donna - 2013-11-20
    This post is a couple of years after yours, and hope your lovebird is doing well for an old guy. I too have one around 17, and noticed that he is not flying quite as strong as the old days. May be his age as well! We have him checked regularly as well. Gave me comfort in your email. Thank you!
  • Anne - 2014-10-11
    I have a 19 year old peach face...CHICHEN. He loves attention & seems quite content to sleep most of the time. He loves sleeping on me. No longer flys...so I take him along with me as often as I can.
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Donna Wilson - 2014-10-09
I have been given a single peach-faced Lovebird, the people who had her didnt want the bird, the cage wa very dirty and they were afraid of her... All is going well, she has been in my home for almost 3 weeks, I now can reach in cage without being niped, I put a heating pad in bottom of cage due to the fact she seem in trama, she still wont eat any fruit, but she now has  food with dried fruit and seeds and fresh water as well as kleen cage, I named her Bella she seems to like me and the name..She is much happier now...This am she lay an egg....wow, wasnt expecting this, it cracked...My question is how can I tell how old she is and how long do they live...also I am going to get a larger cage for her next month because she seems to be adjusting well in my home...

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  • Clarice Brough - 2014-10-11
    What a great story, and a wonderful little bird! The average life span of lovebirds is between 10-12 years, though there are reports of some living 17, and even up to 25 years. Age is something you can't determine with parrots unfortunately. Maybe the people you got her from can give you a clue, they will at least know how long they had her, even if they don't know how old she was when they got her.
  • Clarice Brough - 2014-10-11
    What a great story, and a wonderful little bird! The average life span of lovebirds is between 10-12 years, though there are reports of some living 17, and even up to 25 years. Age is something you can't determine with parrots unfortunately. Maybe the people you got her from can give you a clue, they will at least know how long they had her, even if they don't know how old she was when they got her.
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aroosa - 2014-07-21
we had a small peach bird. . his name was tingshi but he died we missed him so much...

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Anonymous - 2014-06-12
Hello there I'm glad I find your site i have baby lovebird and I'm starting to give them away. But I'm not sure about you of them there mother and father are peach faced 3 of them are peach face but 2 are not 1 is blueish gray and the other one is lite Green with orange under is neck his got blue feathers on is back side but is Tail are red. Question is what do I have with these/2 I took pic of them if you Need to see them. Thank you toni

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  • Clarice Brough - 2014-06-27
    There's no problem with giving the two more pastel colored ones away as well. The Peachfaced Lovebird has been heavily bred in captivity, and many  color mutations have been developed. But these color forms are just as hardy and wonderful as natural colored birds.
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Krizia Armie Dela Cruz - 2012-02-28
Hi! I have Lutino(female) Lovebird and a peach-faced(male). Last week my lutino lovebird laid eggs, unfortunately the peach-faced bird escape from the cage yesterday. The lutino bird is the only one incubating the eggs. Can the eggs be fertile if the lutino lovebird only incubates the eggs? Is possible that if I will buy a new male bird he will incubates the eggs?

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  • Charlie Roche - 2012-02-28
    Whether the eggs are fertile or not depends on whether the male and female successfully mated. Possibly the eggs are fertile and will hatch with just the female - but possibly not. The first couple of clutches are usually free as it takes mom and dad a little time toknow what they are doing. Purchasing a male to help the female sit the eggs - it is very doubtful that will help the situation and he just might break the eggs. Let her sit them and if they are fertile possibly she will feed them. If not hatched in about 20 - 25 days just remove them. Otherwise let her sit them. You don't want her to attempt to lay another clutch right away. After a few weeks (whether the eggs hatch or not) would be a better time to bring in another male.
  • Krizia Armie Dela Cruz - 2012-02-28
    okay, thank you so much.
  • Hari krishna - 2014-06-11
    Yeah its for sure it happened to me once but the bird didnt escaped it died
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imran - 2014-03-04
I have a lutino female lovebird and a peached face male lovebird. It seems the male is having a hard time mating with the female, what I mean is male peach faced lovebirds are smaller then lutino females right?

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  • Jasmine Brough Hinesley - 2014-03-06
    In general female lovebirds are larger than males, no mater which type of lovebird they are. Different types of lovebirds can mate with each other, but it is possible your pair is having specific problems.
  • Jasmine Brough Hinesley - 2014-03-06
    Female lovebirds are generally larger than males in all types of lovebirds. Different types of lovebirds can usually mate with each other, but yours may have some specific problem.
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amy - 2014-01-03
I am thinking of buying a peach-faced lovebird. But I don't know if I should buy a male or a female? Which would be better for a first time bird owner ??

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  • Clarice Brough - 2014-01-04
    The sex of a lovebird doesn't really make any difference. But it is very important that you buy two unless you have endless amounts of time to spend with a single bird, now and for the rest of its life. Lovebirds are so social that they need a constant companion. If you only want a single bird a parakeet or cockatiel would make a much better choice. If you only get one lovebird, the single bird will become depressed and despondent, possibly leading to its death.
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Isela - 2013-05-19
My peach face lovebirds will be parents soon and I heard that you can feed the chicks baby food? Is this true? What kind? This is all new to me HELP !!

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  • Clarice Brough - 2013-05-20
    There is baby bird handfeeding formula, I've used Kaytee and it is great. However the parents are usually really good parents. It isn't usually necessary to hand feed the babies unless the parents are inexperienced and not able to do the job. To handfeed, there are many things that can go wrong. Besides having the right food, it takes a rigorous schedule and having an experienced person show how to do it is really important.
  • Anonymous - 2013-08-29
    Yeah kaytee is great. At rural king ohio (rko) you can get nozzles or syringes.
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Rodriguez Paulina - 2011-10-26
I have a Peach faced lovebird and she just laid three eggs but I don't have a male bird. Is the male bird the one that has to sit on the eggs or does she? Because she is not sitting on them.

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  • Charlie Roche - 2011-10-26
    They usually lay 4 - 5 eggs and won't sit them until all the eggs are laid. The eggs are obviously infertile but don't just remove them. She will just lay more eggs and run into a possible calcium shortage. Let her sit the eggs if she wants for the 20 days or so and then just toss them out. But let her sit them for the 3 weeks if she wants.
  • KAthy - 2013-08-18
    Both male and female. Male feeds female too. My female has 3 eggs too.
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