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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sikander - 2011-09-24
Hi, I have 8 pairs of love birds but in last two months they are suffering from diarrhea. They are dropping white milky feces. I do my best and gave them medicines but in vain. If you have any advice then please sikandermlk@yahoo.com I will be obliged.

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  • Jasmine Brough Hinesley - 2011-09-25
    If your lovebirds, Agapornis roseicollis, are not getting any better after 2 months of having diarrhea and treating them for it, you may want to consider taking one of them to the vet. A vet may be able to pinpoint better exactly what is causing the diarrhea. You may consider varying their diet, and reducing the amount of fresh fruits and vegetables they get daily to see if that makes a difference. Another thing to check is to make sure they are getting clean water every day and clean out and disinfect their water dishes daily. Also, if you are not already, you may want to include vitamin supplements to their food and/or water, which can generally be purchased at pet stores. If you wish, you can check out the general Lovebird Care page.
  • Charlie Roche - 2011-09-25
    I was baby sitting two macaws for a friend and he told me they had diarrhea. I had them for two weeks and they did not have diarrhea. He picks them up and asks me and I told him all was fine and he said that they had diarrhea for a good couple of months. I asked him what he was feeding them and he told me and all was well except he was giving them each about 10 - 15 grapes a day as they loved grapes. I told him that a grape to a bird is like a human eating a whole melon. Love birds love fruit but think 1/2 grape to a Lovebird is you eating 1/2 a melon. All the fruit and even sometimes vegetables (depending on the vegetable) will give your guys diarrhea and could get dehydrated. Scrambled eggs is a good thing - leave in the shell for extra protein. Little chicken or tuna is a good thing. Good luck but probably diet.
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milad zurub - 2011-09-05
I have 4 rosy faced lovebird and I don't know which ones are the female and which are the male and I don't know if they are all males or females. I bought the first 2 they slept in the same nestbox and they use to preen each others head and body. Now I bought the other 2 which use to be all in the same cage in the store when I put them all in the cage they start fighting over nest box. I added 2 more nest boxes. The first night the new one of them slept in a nest box and the old 2 slept in another and the last slept outside although there was an empty nest and the next night all 3 slept in one nest box and now one of the 3 is preening the other 2 and the 4th is still sleeping outside ps: the new ones are always fighting like hell any help how can I tell the female from the male?

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  • milad zurub - 2011-09-05
    Can I get an email or an fb to show u my birds maby you can help me more cuz we don't have DNA sexing here in lebanon
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Claudia - 2011-09-01
I found my love bird on our backyard on our horse back, it was tangled to the horses hair. I wana say I've had him for 4 months. I recently got him a friend but am not sure if they r both females or males but I cant get them to be friendly.. How do i get them to learn stuff or to even get them out their cage??

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  • Anonymous - 2011-09-02
    Start slow and first just put some great foods, veges, friots, honey on a cracker etc right outside the cage door. Then hold little pieces (peanut butter on toast) in your had right outside the cage door. Talk to them and be calm. The idea is to first make them not afriad to come out. If they just run to the bowl and grab a piece of cracker and run back in that is OK. Cheerios usually work good. Eventually they will be more relaxed and will learn to eat from the bowl outside, then they will take pieces from your hand. The thing I question, are you sure you want to do this? Do you wish to expend the time? Honest? They are happy - probably given nice roomy cage and good food and water and toys. Do you feel they need human contact to be happy? If not - it is OK to let them be.
    However, once you get them to start accepting food from your hand - it is pretty easy to get them to come up on your hand and slowly - real slow just pet the top of their head etc.
    Then you can just place them in your lap. All this takes time and talk slow and give them the time they need to accept what they think is a huge KING KONG human in their domain. It takes time for them to associate you with good things, good food etc.
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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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