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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 just got a love bird that was hand fed but was then sort of neglected by the pet store just becuase it was one of the cheaper birds. Its name is georgia and she is basically terrified of my hand. she chirps her battle cry every time i get near her. I am hoping she will warm up to me. All i have to say is try to buy the birds very young while they still need an affectionate companion!
My friend introduced me to these beautiful and colourful birds eighteen months ago and i started out by building a large aviary and introducing 4 pairs. these were all standard in colour apart from one lutino. i now have 23 bids, separating the young, and swapping young birds for fresh breeding birds occassionally. They have totally captivated me, they are so social and the young so tame and affectionate. I have had my downs too, losing birds. a whole clutch almost fledged just recently! My wife is even getting into them.I have nursed birds back to health, hand reared chicks that were struggling, taking great pleasure from this little colony i have built up. I want to expand now and try one of the other species!
I have 6 peach-face lovebirds. They all are fun to be with. I love listening to them sing. 1 pair is named Peaches and Cream, another pair is Bo and Hope, and the 3rd pair I haven't named yet. They aren't tamed butI do love them very much. They all talk to each other and they are all paired up.
We (my family) have a little peach-faced lovebird named Fuu. Fuu was bred in our aviary but one bird took a disliking to her so we brought her inside. (It was really nasty). We then tamed Fuu which was pretty difficult because Fuu was raised by lovebirds. but we did it and now we don't want Fuu to go back into the aviary like she was supposed to. Fuu was born May 5 2006. Its odd because we took Fuu out to the aviary for a day when she was older and she hated it so we bought her back inside where she's really happy. Fuu likes to tweet when sudden sounds are made and she likes the vaccuum cleaner.
Cynthia Mackey 8/14/06
We have a peach-faced lovebird named Romeo & what a lover! He truly lives up to his name. Even his avarian vet loves his personality! He has a wonderful personality & is a great companion! I don't think he realizes he's a bird! He loves taking a shower with my husband & if my husband is a bit lazy in the morning, Romeo will fly from the bathroom to Richard, landing on his chest, looking up at him & chirping, telling him it's time to shower! He wants to help with everything. Loves shredding magazines, mail and paper! We don't need a shredding machine! He loves aggrevating the Max, the Maltese, our dog! He says good night in Polish! Even tho he doesn't say anything else, he's very expressive! You always know what he wants. Romeo is 8 years old now! He loves taking naps with my husband. He lays down on his chest & prompts Richard to cup his hand over him & the sleep in the recliner for a couple hours daily! Romeo would love to play with our cats, but, of course, they are off limits! He shares equal time with both of us & we each have our special times with him! Romeo does certain things with me & other things with my husband. We are certainly his family (his flock) & we just love him! We're hoping we have many more happy years with him!
I have a sweet peach at home and she is tame annd adorable. she likes to ride on my shoulder around the house. She is very picky and only eats the seed mix but we're converting her to the pellet mix. we got her when she was just weaned so she makes a loving pet that I will always remember!
My brother got me peach faced lovebirds. I have a boy and a girl.He got me them about two years ago. I dont know how old they are. But they are so cute.
I have a peach-faced named Maxine. I have had her for fifteen years(I'm not sure how old she was when I purchased her - it was in a pet
shop at the mall). I have read that the life span of a lovebird is 10-15 years, so she's doing very well. She has been a great companion. She loves to come out of her cage and fly around, and take baths. She only lets me handle her - not my husband or children! She's a joy to have around!!
I have had my peach faced lovebird for a year now. His name is Burd. He loves to ride my bike with me, watch T.V. and cuddle. I'm the only person he likes, and he flys at anyone that gets near me(but not anymore I got his wings clipped). He loves to play chase and hops along behind me. I want to get another lovebird but I don't want him to get jealous.
I have a three-year-old peachfaced lovebird named Ike, who is thought to be a catumbella or a catumbella hybrid by my vet and by the Parrot Club members. He looks very different from any other green peachface I've met, his colours are incredibly brilliant. The green is Flourescent and the red is the same red as a cherry tomato, and all over, not just on his forehead (where peachfaced tend to hve the darkest red). He had no "fading" of the red over his ear coverts at all. His toenails aren't as dark though, leading me to suspect he is a hybrid as light coloured toenails indicates a pied or split to ino bird and true catumbellas have never been known to be pied or ino.
Ike was parent-raised and tamed at about 5 months old. I never got the chance to meet his parents as he was previously owned (for a month!). He was fed only sunflowers, and I thought he was a pied, because he had so many yellow feathers (green feathers can turn yellow if the bird is on a poor diet). After converting him to pellets and veggies, he lost his pied markings. It didn't take me long to tame him at all, just over two weeks of insisting he cuddle with me! Now he's my baby boy and goes just about everywhere with me. He rarely bites (unless I'm not listening to him) and gets along great with other birds (unless they are larger than he is, then he wants to beat them up). I agree with the nicknames lovebirds have collected- "African Napoleon" and "feathered dragons"! They are very spunky and active little guys that demand your complete obedience! Lovebirds are very playful and need a big cage, Ike's cage is 2' x 2' by 3' and he uses every bit. I've recently trained him to wear a "bird harness" and he loves it! If I leave it within reach he will walk over it and look up at me as if saying "Well, aren't you gonna put it on?"
Also, lovebirds CAN talk! My little guy is quite the talker, though it isn't very clear. He says: "Hello!" "What cha doin'?" "Hi baby!" "Baby boy!" "Come here!" "Hey I-ike!" "What?" "Outoutoutoutout", "Want some" and "Be quiet"! He also meows like our cat and is a wonderful whistler.