Animal Stories - Peach-faced Lovebird


Animal-World Information about: Peach-faced Lovebird

   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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Laurel - 2011-08-11
Can I have two female lovebirds together? I want a friend for my Violet but I don't want babies.

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  • Charlie Roche - 2011-08-11
    Yep, you sure can. There is no reason at all you can't have two birds of the same sex together for fun and friendship. At some poing - just possibly and porably a long time away - one or theother just might lay an egg - or both. Just put the egg in a butter dish with some paper twoel for cushioning. They might sit it for a little while but will probably just get bored with it. Don't remove the egg - let them have it till they are bored. This is somehthing that may never happen at all. Nothing to worry about and perfectly normal. All gals have eggs.
  • Laurel Hartley - 2011-08-11
    I just found out that my bird is a male. Two males will still get along ?
  • Charlie Roche - 2011-08-12
    Two males will get along as well. You shouldn't have any problems and much company and fun.
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Kasey - 2009-12-15
I have had a peach faced lovebird for one year, starting the christmas of 2009. He is the sweetest pet I have ever had. He has learned to do several tricks such as give kisses, play dead, and poop on command.

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  • Amy - 2010-05-25
    How did you train him? We just got a female lovebird for my son, he is very nice, but tends to nibble once in a while, and bite when you try to take her out of the cage sometimes too. Any advice would be appreciated.
  • hannah - 2010-06-29
    Really? I want a peach faced love bird and are gonna get one in October this year but I'm scared about how to train it can you maybe give me some tips?
  • sharon - 2010-12-21
    When my son got his lovebird (single bird) from a pet store, the bird was very afraid of fingers. We suspect that this was because of people sticking their fingers into the cage. My son wore socks on his hands whenever he would try to handle the bird. It took a couple of weeks to coax the bird out of the cage, but millet helped. After a couple more weeks, he took off the socks and always handled him with fingers held together. Then, once the bird got used to the hand with closed fingers, eventually, he let him handle him with open fingers.
  • annie - 2011-07-29
    To get them out I open the cage door pretend to leave and let them climb out its easier and they will be happier. They won't want to come out if they are forced. Their last cage experience might be their last and next time they come out they will enjoy it more no need to thank me lol
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christina - 2011-07-17
My boys babysitter has 2 peach faced lovebirds that have had 6 babies hatch. She has offered me one but I'm not sure if getting one is a good idea. Would it be a good idea to get a pair that are related? What if they mated?

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  • Charlie Roche - 2011-07-18
    You can have 1 lovebird and give it lots of attention and many do that. I think it is more fun to have two and then I don't worry if they are getting enough attention cuz theyhave eachother also. Unless they have been closely bred, should breeding occur, it would be fine.
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christina - 2011-07-17
My boys babysitter has 2 peach faced lovebirds that have had 6 babies hatch. She has offered me one but I'm not sure if getting one is a good idea. Would it be a good idea to get a pair that are related? What if they mated?

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  • Charlie Roche - 2011-07-18
    You can have 1 lovebird and give it lots of attention. They are usually paired but I have seenmany with just one and all is well. Should you decide to get two - which I think is more fun - I wouldn't worry if they are related. Unless they have been very closely bred, if a mating occurs, it would be fine. Not the usual thing to do but it happens.
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idontknow - 2011-07-10
My peach faced love bird is not in a pair. Its mate passed away a few months ago. i got it from a relative so I dont know if it was that interactive with humans before. But when I put my hand in its cage to hold it it starts freaking out. Any advice on how to let it trust me to pet it more? Should i get it a mate?

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  • Charlie Roche - 2011-07-11
    Your right, the little bird was probably not handled - sounds like at all. They are very little and also very easy to tame. Talk tohim, feed him with your hand, coax him out of the cage. In a few days you should just be able to pick him up. Then bring him to your chest and just slowly pet the top of his head. You do this a few time and you willprobably have a friend. Love birds are usually in pairs. They are extremely social and they love their mate. It is also fun to watch them with their mate and hear them. You can have two as pets or you can just let the two of them be together, that is whatever your preference is. Personally, I would get it a mate - that is just me personally.
  • idontknow - 2011-07-11
    Thank you so much for your help I really appreciate it :)
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amy - 2011-06-21
I just had a tree trimmer cut my palm and he gave me 2 peached faced lovebirds from a nest. They could not fly but had adult feathers. My 7 year old adopted them. I feed them fomula from the pet store but they eat the bird food and are strong and very sweet. One is flying now. Where do I go from here?

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  • Charlie Roche - 2011-06-21
    It seems as if you have added two feathered creatures to your home. They make excellent pets and are good family birds. They love their humans and are easy to take care of. Animal World Article is included which goes into care/feeding/housing etc. They love pet and attention and are quite content to play with toys and be around their humans. If they are eating food and flying then you can then just start to gradually reduce the evening feeding. You would only need to feed them right before their bedtime at this stage. I am bad but I sorta feed the evening feeding till the birds don't really want it anymore. To me it was always making sure the children weren't hungry before they went to bed. However, when they start to fly, they are real close to being weaned so another couple weeks just to make sure they are getting enough to eat on their own. If you have other questions just write again but sounds like all you need to do is get a cage and some toys and some wooden perches (not dowell rods).
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rohita arora - 2011-06-17
My bird gave an egg a month ago. I have doubt whether it will hatch or the baby will die inside or it will come out more so she's not even considerate about it and not even hatching it. She always run to bite me whenever I keep my hand into the cage to fill the cups with water and food why this is so??? please reply me at rohita.arora223@gmail.com.

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  • Charlie Roche - 2011-06-17
    Do you have a male love bird also? If not the egg is defintely not fertile. In any case after a month, the egg would have hatched by now. Your little girl just doesn't know this. She is protecting the egg (instinct) but doesn't know there is something wrong (learned). Just throw the egg out and give her a new toy and she should return to normal in a couple of days. OK?
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Judy Crane - 2011-05-20
My Lovebird takes the seed with water, and pacts it on top of a soft small fuzzy tent that he hides in sometimes. He lost his mate a few months ago. She was a parakeet and she had 3 eggs. After she laid them she just died. I have never seen my bird do the this before. I don't think it is grief because he acts just like he always did. Except for packing that nasty seed all over his fuzzy. Any ideas?

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  • Charlie Roche - 2011-05-21
    One thing that does make a little sense to me is your lovebird is (in his mind) thinking he is feeding the parakeet. So it isn't grief but replacement. The tent is a soft fuzzy thing and the two birds probably sat together so he is feeding the soft fuzzy thing. Sometimes birds do nutty things for no apparent reason but this sorta makes some sense to me. Lovebirds like to be in pairs - many birds do so maybe some extra attention or another lovebird?
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Kristi - 2010-03-17
Our bird's beak is growing out of control, its almost touching his chest. Can I clip it or sand it down, is there a "Quick" like a fingernail, how do i know how far it can be trimmed and what is the best way to do it. He has a cuttle bone in his cage but it is obviously not enough.

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  • gina - 2011-05-15
    Take her to a bird groomer. Also, sometimes a flavored cuttle bone is more attractive to lovebirds..mine will ONLY use the banana flavored ones.
  • Charlie Roche - 2011-05-16
    You can take her to the vet or bird groomer. The concrete/sandy sorta perches for birds that rim their nails, they can also use to trim their beaks. Place the concrete/sandy perch as the top most perch in the cage. Birds usually sleep on the top most perch and that will keep their nails trimmed and they will normally file their own beaks by chewing on it. If your little guys beak is almost to his chest, I think it will need to be filed. It is fast. Doesn't hurt them but they don't like it. Sorta like clipping an infant babies toe nails. They can holler.
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Kate - 2010-06-06
My female lovebird, ( A prolific breeder) has just laid another egg in the last 2 days. Tonight she is holding onto the bars of the cage as if she cannot walk unaided. Is there a chance she's egg-bound, and, how do I tell?

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  • Gillian - 2010-06-19
    One of my lovebirds is doing the same, her feathers are all fluffed up as well. I've only had one egg before and that was 8 months ago, and she completely ignored it. Have you had any replies if so what did they suggest I don't know what to do to help her.
  • gina - 2011-05-15
    Have her sit in luke-warm water. If that doesn't help, take her to the vet ASAP or she may die.
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