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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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Paul Regi Magdadaro
To Debbie Shook... It is very normal for your bird to have red in its feathers... This kind of color mutation is called a red suffusion and is quite rare... You are very lucky to have this kind of color mutation... :-)
For debbie shock. What you have is an unidentified species of love bird. It is rare and unusual.
Hi there - this is the first time I see this website - I guess that is normal as it is the first time I did a search on the peach-faced Lovebird !
Well, what can I say ? other than a nice place to read up on these birds, I've missed out on the bird's diet and breeding nature. Perhaps I was too quick and missed out those sections.
Oh, I would like to tell you .... three weeks ago we had (what was then thought to be a visitor), a Peach-faced Lovebird, visit our outdoor bird-seed tray.
At first we thought he had escaped from someone's aviary in the area, but this is not so, as there is no signs of a chirp (or any other sound that comes from this type of bird), in the neighbourhood. He's become quite at home here, and we've added some sunflower seeds to the seed tray. He seems to eat them whole as there are no signs of empty shells/husks. I was thinking of catching it and taking it to a petshop where they would place it with other Peach-faced Love birds, but I've changed my mind, as it seems quite happy and it knows where it's "bread is buttered" !
It will dissappear for short spells, and before you can say the word Lovebird, it's back.
We have the Pintail Whydah bird nesting in the big dense tree in our backyard, and as agressive as this little male is, he's become content with the Lovebird, and often they eat side-by-side on the seed tray without any aggresiveness or animosity.
We've grown aware of the Lovebird's presence, so much so, that we would miss him/her if it were to find a home elsewhere.
Your thoughts would be welcomed.
Regards / chirps
Eldred - Cape Town/South Africa
You can email me direct to my private email address too if you wish ....
We acquired "Charlie" from my daughter's friend who had 2 to begin with. She gave the first away as the 2 birds were fighting all the time. She tried to keep "Charlie" but her 3 year old daughter was afraid of "him" so that is how we acquired the bird. I have other breeds of birds at home and didn't give it a thought about bringing in a new one. From the start "Charlie" would escape the cage and fly about the room. I have had to wire shut the doors to keep "Charlie" in while I am not at home. Once home "Charlie" gets to come out to fly about. The biggest problem is the biting! Everyone is afraid of "Charlie" landing on them because of the biting. Now "Charlie" has laid 4 eggs so she is definitely not a "Charlie" and I have no way of knowing if they are furtile or not as I have no idea how long the sperm stays alive before the female lays her eggs. She is extremely protective of the eggs and will not leave them. We have had to feed her near the nest and put the water near her as she will not leave her eggs. If they are not fertile how do we go about getting them away from her???
We have a lovebird that does the same thing as kathy lewis. Please help us, we have one female that recently laid 8 eggs.
I have a female peachfaced lovebird as well as a male peachfaced lovebird. My female birds feathers are turning all red on her wings, thighs, and underbelly. I have never seen this before, so I went down to our local pet store and asked the owner why that was happening. She had no idea and also never heard of that happening before. Nothing has changed, same diet, same exercise, I'm just confusing, the male birds feathers are the color that they are suppose to be. She is about 6 years old, she use to lay eggs (unfertilized), but she hasn't for a long long time now. I would greatly appreciate it someone could help me out with some answers. Hope to hear from you real soon!! Sincerely, Debbie Shook
Our Peach Faced lovebird, Smooch, is 18 years old. We watched him feather out in the pet shop, and finally bought him all those years ago. While he appears to have had a stroke, he still eats well and his feathers look good. He has outlived all of our other birds and has just become much quieter in the past few months.
Editor's Note: A bit of a correction to the following post is "This is a place to ask for help with your birds, but your responses will be in the Animal-World Community Forum - in the bird section." This is not the place to ask for help with your birds. Join a parrot forum with a message board to ask questions.
We need help!! Our son bought two Peach faced Lovebirds from two different pet stores. The first bird, Nicky is very skiterish but does not bite. It will step up & stay on for a while then it flies back to the cage. Very little contact with the other bird except for little preening. Most of the time Nicky is in the cornor of the cage sleeping.
The other bird.... is very scary!! We then named it Cobra because it strikes like a snake!! It is the meanest bird I have ever seen.. It draws blood. On day it was on my son's arm, then ran up to his neck & started to bite into him. Lots of blood...none from the bird. We do not know what to do. Why is it so mean. Out of the cage it is nicer, however you never know when it will bite. We are not teasing it or mean. It will run against the cage when someone walks by, slqamming into the bars. In addition to that, it is attempting to mate with the bird tent in the cage almost non stop. Only once did we see Cobra & Nicky mate. He has even gone after toys & millet in that way. Any suggestions please!!
Al in Florida
I got little Albie about a week and a half ago during his weening period. He accepts pellet, nibbles on seed, plays in the sink, and is a joy to have around. He's about 9 weeks old. He steps up readily and perches on my shoulder - didn't have to work on that with him. He loves to hide in my shirt and burrows in my armpit. He's very affectionate and enjoyes preening my facial hair. It's my first bird and I love him and the experience very much.