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HELP! i have a question!

Discussion in 'Birds - all breeds / types' started by lovebirdlover5, Jun 4, 2009.



  1. lovebirdlover5

    lovebirdlover5 New Member

    ok, i have had my lovebird for about 5 months now, and he is about 6 months old. I just want another one and i have a few questions: :arrow:

    Do i have to get opposite sexes? What will happen if i don't?

    Will they like eachother?

    can i put the newbi in with my original lovebird's cage,(after they're used to eachother) or do i have to buy a whole new cage all togeter so neither of them are territorial over it yet?

    Do they have to be the same breed (I don't want them to breed)?

    thanks sooo much!!!

    bibi :D
     
  2. charmedagain

    charmedagain New Member

    Hi, Lovebirds of the same sex can be kept together. I kept all mine together.
    If you get a new lovie you will need to keep them seprated for atleast 30days to make sure the new bird has no illnesses.

    What i do is place the second cage away from the first cage but not out of sight of the first bird. That way they can still see and hear each other.
    After 30days i let them both out together and watch how they get on.
    As with all birds you will get some sqaubbling between them but this should be allowed unless blood is drawn then they must be seperated.

    Any species of the lovebird family can be kept together.
    But as i say if they fight and blood is drawn they must be seperated.
    Lovies like to play so plenty of toys will keep them happy.

    Hope this helps

    Mike
     
  3. Chezza

    Chezza New Member

    Hi charmedagain how have you been..Not sure if ya remember me..Its been a while since I graced the boards..
    Hope your well... :)

    You gave me some great Advice...
    :D
     
  4. charmedagain

    charmedagain New Member

    Hi Chezza, i am good thank you...How are you and your animals its been awhile since i been on the boards aswell i been really busy..

    Mike
     
  5. lovebirdlover5

    lovebirdlover5 New Member

    THANKS! you helped a lot!

    :eek: thanks oooo much for all your help!:bow_now: i am soooooio much less stressed now!!! :y_the_best:
    you helped alot!!!
    i still have another question:
    do the lovebirds have to be the same breed?
    (and no i don't want them to breed)

    thanks soooo much!!!

    ~lovebirdlover5 :lol:
     
  6. charmedagain

    charmedagain New Member

    No they do not have to be the same breed.. I had peach faced lovebirds in with black masks with no problems.
    Its hard to tell the sex of lovebirds unless you get them DNA sexed which personally i don't see the point unless breeding them.

    Glad i could be of some help to you. If you ever have more questions feel free to ask, even if you think its something silly. I am here to help

    Mike
     
  7. Chezza

    Chezza New Member

    Yer Doing great after the loss of a Sabby, took me a while to get over her death , just posted on the cat forum too after a long while..

    I still Have Jack My Cockatiel, Had him for 8 years now, lost pepper a while back ..
    :(

    So Jacks the baby of the house.. :mrgreen:
     
  8. lovebirdlover5

    lovebirdlover5 New Member

    cages...biggness hehe another question!

    ok...here's another question...

    how big does the cage have to be if you are putting 2 lovebirds in?

    my cage right now is 13X18WX18 H..is that good?
    or do i have to buy a bigger cage?

    thanks your a life saver!
    ~lovebirdlover5
     
  9. charmedagain

    charmedagain New Member

    The bigger the cage the happier the birds, Alsong as the spaces between each bar is not too wide as they are very good at escaping hahah..

    Here is a picture of my lovies that i used to own until i had to rehome them

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    this was there cage which they also shared with 3 cockatiels

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    Mike
     
  10. lovebirdlover5

    lovebirdlover5 New Member

    very, very, very cutie lovies!

    AWWWWWWWWWWWWW sooooo cute! so the bigger the cage the happier the lovebirds...got it! do you think the cage i have now is too small?
     
  11. charmedagain

    charmedagain New Member

    Hi i think that size cage you mentioned would be too small for 2 lovies and would probably cause them to fight.

    I am not saying to get a cage as big as mine as that was a parrot breeding cage and was huge and would be too big for just 2 lovebirds.

    A cage for one bird should be large enough for it to be able to stretch its wings fully and flap without touching any of the sides, also the bar spaces should be roughly 3/4" spaces to avoid them escaping..
    I think your best bet would be to visit your local pet store and see what they have in and explain that you already have one lovie and thinking of getting another and would like i cage that would house them with plenty of space for them to be able to fly around and play in it aswell as room for there toys.

    Mike
     
  12. lovebirdlover5

    lovebirdlover5 New Member

    thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you!!!!!!!

    :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek:
    thank you sooooooo much! you've helped me soooo much!!!!!


    bibi
     
  13. charmedagain

    charmedagain New Member

    Hi lovebirdlover5 Just thought i would see how things are going? did u get another lovvie ?

    Mike
     

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