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Anyone know anything about lovebirds?

my dad just got my daughter two lovebirds for her birthday.

is there any special way to care for them?

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 1:14 PM on Mar. 18, 2009 in Pets

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  • They like plywood nesting boxes if you are gonna be breeding them other then that just keep their food and water in good supply
    MOM_OF_FOUR_00

    Answer by MOM_OF_FOUR_00 at 1:22 PM on Mar. 18, 2009

  • Google "lovebirds" and read up on them ...
    ap9902

    Answer by ap9902 at 1:52 PM on Mar. 18, 2009

  • i HAVE googled them, however im wondering if anyone has had first hand experience with lovebirds.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 2:19 PM on Mar. 18, 2009

  • They scream all the time!!! They do not have a great vocabulary, so getting them to talk is going to be very difficult although it can be done...
    The odds of them bonding with your dd at all are slim to zero. Lovebirds mate for life and once they are a bonded pair ( and I am assuming your new babies are) they do not bond with anyone else. Also, in order to bond with a bird, it must be housed alone and it must be done slowly. Typical life span is about 15-20 years.. and the only way to tell gender is with a DNA test, which usually runs a couple hundred or more per bird.
    Offer fresh fruits/vegs daily.. avoid- caffeine, choc., avocadoes, tomatoes, onions, junk food, and they are lactose intolerant. Birds have a sweet tooth, so be careful with the fruits. Pellet food is better than complete seeds, but they do need some seeds in their diet.
    It will be like having 2 toddlers in the house for 15 years! Parrots are a blast!
    mcginnisc

    Answer by mcginnisc at 3:51 PM on Mar. 18, 2009

  • SO GIVE them fresh fruit as well as their regular bird food? can they survive on just the bird food?
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 4:11 PM on Mar. 18, 2009

  • They will do just fine on bird seed.  It's always good to give them fresh fruit and veggies, but you don't have to.  I've had love birds in the past, and they are pretty birds.  They are hard to hand tame (unless they were hand fed as babies).  They can also be pretty noisy, lol.
    We used to give ours food for Love Birds, and in a seperate dish we would give them bits of fresh fruits/veggies.  Ours loved to eat banana.
    Chocolate is a HUGE no-no for birds, it can kill them.  Also don't give them any Avocado, this can also kill them.
    Apples (de-seeded), Banana, Grapes.  Carrots, rice, noodles, crackers, bread.  People food is good for birds, but is NOT required.  They will survive fine on just seed.

    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 8:09 PM on Mar. 18, 2009

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