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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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I have a female Dutch blue love bird and a male white fischer love bird. They are in different cages but I wanted to know if they can cross breed or if they will have infertile egg's ,or if they will have ugly babies, or if they will not be healthy? Please email me simple instructions instead of a link that has a bunch of info and after reading forever I get my answer at the end or nothing at all. I don't mind links as long as the point is in the first part.
Hello, My Lovebird is about 16 years old. I have noticed that she is going blind. When she is totally blind will I lose her? I 'm not sure how long they normally live.
I have two love birds. A peach faced love bird and a orange and yellow one. We thought that the peach faced love bird was a female until we got it its pair. Then we figured out that the yellow one was a female. She has laid eggs but she does not care for them at all so we just wait and then throw them out. So we are not sure which one is the male and female or if they are both females?
Help - peachfaced love bird is listless and is reluctant to fly. Seems to lose her balance. Has not been out of her cage but is sleeping more than usual. Help
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Vicki Walters -
Lovebird ailments, signs of illness to be aware of, include if a bird seems withdrawn, its feathers are ruffled and the plumage is dull, it sits with its eyes closed, watery or dull eyes, runny nose, it sleeps a lot, it looses interest in its environment, and it stays at its feed cup. The droppings may change color and be loose (if healthy they are grayish white and not to thin). A couple other lovebird ailments to watch for are a lot of tail bobbing, dropping off its perch, odd breathing, sneezing, and excessive scratching. Some of the common lovebird ailments, illnesses your lovebirds could contract, are injuries from fighting, Psittacine Beak and Feather Disease, Polyoma Virus Infection, yeast infections (Candidiasis), Avian Pox Virus Infection, bacterial infections, internal parasites, mites, ticks, egg binding, intestinal influenza, coccidiosis, respiratory ailments, and diarrhea. An ailing parrot should be taken to a avian veterinarian for diagnosis and treatment.
Karen V. Stefanini
Lovers of parrot family birds should start to demand that pet stores instruct future owners on basics of bird care such as avoiding teflon and other hazards. I am heartbroken as my beloved Thumbelina, 6 yr old peachfaced lovebird yellow with red eyes, featured in her memorial album "Thumbelina's Story in Photos 2003-2006) on Webshots passed away after laying an egg and coincidentally two days after I had placed a top rated powerful ionizing air cleaner across from her cage. Although they are thought to be safe with birds, I have recently read that people have reported their birds dying after exposure to these cleaners. It is controversial as some birds aren't adversely affected by it I gather, but just to be on the safe side I think bird owners should stick to hepa air cleaners. Ozone is considered hazardous by the EPA for people also.
In the lutino pair, the girl is the red color and the male is the yellowish color.
Hi in the lutino pair which sex has more clor. One is really red faced one is almost all yellow
For Sal - There is nothing to get worry that they scream. Infact this is a bird which feels more shy than any other...
My earliest memory was of my mom bringing home a baby peach faced lovebird. I am now 20 and he is 18 and we grew up together. He is getting old now- blind in one eye and yellowing of his green feathers- but if it weren't for that I wouldn't notice. He is just as spunky and fun as he always was. He has been the most wonderful companion I could ever have! He is so cuddly, funny, and friendly. He is very playful and has many hilarious quirks. He is not really loud, will cuddle for hours (he is a velcro bird), and thinks he owns the place since he is allowed free flight in the house. He gets along well with all the other pets we've had throughout his life (he has befriended two dogs, a guinea pig, an amazon parrot, parakeets, and even had a mate of his own when he was younger).I recommend a peach face loverbird for any beginning or experienced bird owner who is looking for loving companion.
... to trim wings, it should only be the first seven trimmed to the secondary feathers OR if the bird has weak wings or it is a baby give it a baby cut which is the first five cut in half or to the secondary feathers depending on the strength of the birds wings and if your not sure take too little, you can always cut more. PLEASE WATCH OUT FOR BLOOD FEATHERS. Trimming in this manner, you can't tell if the wings are trimmed and this results in less feather breaking. Or go to your local pet store, they should do it for free. Ask if they do it this way, if not go else where... THANK YOU For your time.