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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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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.
The photo courtesy of Mona Warren is a hybrid of a peach-faced and one of the eye-rings species. Hybridizing between the various lovebird species does not occur in the wild in Africa and importing wild birds to the US has all but stopped. It is also not something that should be encouraged in US aviculture. That's not to say that a hybrid lovebird does not deserve a loving, caring pet home, or that a hybrid lovebird will not make for a wonderful companion.
Our Lovebirds are really great! We just bought them, and they are lovely!!
i have kept and bred most types of lovebirds for many years, mainly without problems. the best pair by far has been a pair of peachfaced, which i paired myself. i can never be sure as to what colour chicks the. will produce! i have had normals, lutinos, blues, greys and one total albino! they do have a flight to themselves, whilst all my other lovebirds are bred in the collony system. all birds are kept outside all year round, inside accomodation is provided in winter, but the birds prefer to stay outside, and (occassionly bread)! all birds are fed on mormal seed mix, plus veg & fruit.
I bought my first lovebird yesterday. I picked him/her out of a small flock and was told that she might be nippy, as he/she was more used to contact with fellow birds rather than human contact. However, I have had absolutely no problems with him/her so far. Taylor rides around on my shoulder, runs from my boyfriend to the other shoulder, etc. Taylor is really rather friendly; I taught him/her to step up in about five minutes. She's still a bit hesitant, but is improving rapidly. She loves her swing, ladder, and a dangling ring toy, which she puts herself through in circles to play with. She is an absolute joy and is very active and it is fascinating to watch her play.
Hi my name is Amanda. I recently purchased a Peach Faced Lovebird. I bought him hand trained. He is very unique in his own little way. His name is Yoshi! We are working on for him not to bite, he doesnt bite hard but still it would be nice to train him not to nibble at all. He loves to sit on his perch on top of his cage and walk around with me while I am doing stuff around the house. He is also a really big kisser, loves to give kisses. I am very glad I have purchased him. The purpose of getting one was for University to give me some company while away from home.
hi my name is wyatt and i just got a peach face lovebird. it was a hard choice between him and a cockatiel, but i got the lovebird in the end. he is so sweet. he sits on my shoulder and is only 3 months old. he is so cute and has a cage big enough for a cockatoo. he is spoiled rotten. i am so happy to have him as a pet, his name is peaches. i am 11 years old, bye bye.
I just got 2 love birds, they are so funny and cute! They love to run around and are so much fun. Their names are Bonnie and Clyd because i got them from my Aunt and they would escape from their cage. They were hand raised and are the nicest, best pets. They have never bitten anyone, me or my family. they are awesome.
I just bought a peach faced love bird. She is still young but not young enough. She cherps her head off when i put my hand in the cage. If im in the room with her she hardly cherps, I leave and she freaks out until I come back. I notice her small attachment to me when im not in the room but cant understand why she cherps her head off like shes being attacted when i place my hand in her cage. I hope she'll warm up towards me soon. Maybe i should of bought a baby bird.
Daisy and Clover's Mama
I bought two baby lovebirds, one wild coloring and one lutino, from a breeder at the stage of them just weaned.
They are very loud, ALL the time. I hear them outside from my second floor bedroom. I hear them every where on the first floor of the house and my house is fair sized.
They were very timid until they hit sexual maturity, which is relatively early, and then they became hormonal terrors. All of a sudden there was aggressive cage territorialness, fighting between the two, one was nesty and I couldn't get near her, and they both acted feral like they were used to captivity at all.
So, for four long years I've worked with them, almost in tears at times thinking that I may find a home for them, and finally in the last year they've come around.
There's only occasional biting when one is in a mood. And I have them separated now, cages side by side, after one tried to kill the other one. She tried to tear the other one's beak off and now she has a hole and wheezes when she gets her beak wet.
They like cuddling and will fall asleep if they crawl into your clothing and they get nice and warm. Mine like to stick out of the collar of my shirt like joeys.
It's a bit difficult to have them out of their cages like the larger parrots from long periods of time because they don't stay in one place, they go to the bathroom everywhere and you have to keep an eye on them all the time. They love to explore and they're very bold.
Lovebirds have been known to kill larger birds so keep that in mind if you have parrots or what not. They're also big toe biters.
I'm disappointed that they don't let me pet them but I'm working on that. They like kisses on their beaks and they'll lick your skin and groom your hair. Obviously only let them if you don't use chemicals and it's clean.
They should have as large as a cage as you can afford and have room for because they're both good flyer's and climbers. However, clipping their wings will curb aggressive behavior.
All in all, they're my babies, I accept them for who they are. It lights up their day just to come out and play with their mommy. And they always call to me to check in. I wouldn't trade them for the world!