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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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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.
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.