Animal Stories - Peach-faced Lovebird
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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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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.
I have a peachfaced lovebird. Her name is zoony. She is very fun to play with and loves being on my shoulder. I am trying to get my dogs to get along with the bird. Zoony is fun to be around. She is a pied so when she gets older she will turn more yellow. Zoony is one of the best pets!
I brought home Carmelo 4 days ago from a breeder. She was very frightened for the first couple of days, but strangely opened up to me today! She followed me and my two chihuahuas around the room. She's a joy to watch. I just love her. That just goes to show how social and affectionate these little parrots can be with the right amount of patiance and devotion.
I love my Peach-Faced Lovebird. She is my best friend!
I have a next door neighbor named Jackie, and she has two lovebirds; a peachfaced and a masked. The peachfaced's name is Cap'n Morgan, and the masked's name is Sky. They are beautiful, and LOVE to sit on peoples' heads. They are really fun and it tickles A LOT when they nip at you. I love them so much. I go over and see them every day. I loved them so much that I did some research on them and i found out some facts about the peachfaced. Then I called my mom and tried to talk her into it! And I was surprised by her answer, but she said I'll think about it. I LOVE LOVEBIRDS!!!!!!