Showing posts with label Peach-Faced Love Birds. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Peach-Faced Love Birds. Show all posts

Friday, April 19, 2019

Peach Faced LOVE BIRDS

English: A trio of peach-faced lovebirds. The ...
A trio of peach-faced lovebirds. The left one has a standard "peach-face" crest, the middle one is a peach-face and a fischeri hybrid (as indicated by the two-colored beak and smaller body size) and the right one is a color mutation aptly named as "orange-faced" (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
My Peach Faced lovebirds are pint-sized bundles of joy. They have the full personality of parrots while being easy to house because of their size. My birds are little clowns, playing for hours at a time. They love to hang from toys, spin them around, and dance on your shoulder. I have had to watch my buttons! They love to pull them off my clothes! Such loving little birds: they love to snuggle and preen.

Many people believe lovebirds must be kept in pairs. This is simply not true. A single lovebird makes a better pet because it bonds to you rather than to another lovebird. While it is easy to keep a pair of lovebirds tame if you plan on spending lots of time with your bird you can keep it alone. However, if you work long hours and don't think you'll have a lot of time for your love bird, I recommend you get him/her a companion. This will keep your lovebirds happy and prevent boredom. It is important to realize that while lovebirds are a small parrot, they have the intelligence and abilities of some of the largest parrots.

They never stop amazing me with their ability to escape their own cages. I have to put copper wire on the cage doors to keep them in, and sometimes they figure out how to untwist the wire and open the door!

Lovebirds will sometimes try to become the little bosses of the household. I recommend using the same type of gentle dominance training that is used for larger parrots.

Are you looking for a bird that you can teach to talk? Lovebirds can learn to mimic sounds and speech on occasion. However, I don't recommend that you buy any species of bird only because of the expectation that it will speak; even the famous African Greys sometimes don't learn to speak. So, if that is your only reason for buying a bird, I'd seriously urge you to reconsider as the bird could end up abandoned because of your own disappointment.

In my opinion, love birds and parrots both make great pets even if they never utter a word. We have both in our home. The lovebirds chatter away all day, never making a sound that anyone can understand, except as being simply 'noisy chatter.' However, our Double Yellow Head parrot makes up for it; his vocabulary is very long, extensive and he is constantly talking.

If you decide to breed love birds just remember they are prolific breeders. You may soon, as we did, find our home overrun with lovebirds! And, as a word of caution, "do not" put bark chips in the nest of the baby birds. Though the odor is pleasant to humans and is good for older birds it is too strong for baby lovebirds. I must admit I learned the hard way and had casualties on my hands! Paper is the best thing to put in the nest along with some alfalfa. Do not get powdered alfalfa, rather dried alfalfa blades. If you decide to use paper, do cut the paper (newspaper is best) in long strips and put it beside the nest. Mama will take it into the nest. And, remember if mama snaps at you she is only protecting her nest!

My favorite lovebird is Lucky, so named as it was our first clutch and she was the only one, of six, that survived when I put the bark chips in the nest.

We do not have an aviary breeder, rather, our lovebirds are paired off in separate cages. The best way to tame babies quickly is to remove the babies from the next when they are about two weeks old and hand feeds them. This way, the birds get the best of both worlds: the immunity conferred from their parents and the tameness that comes from being handled by humans.

Our lovebirds are abundance weaned so that they are happy, well-adjusted birds. We feed them pellets, a good seed mix, alfalfa, wheat grass, quinoa, sprouted beans, and other veggies and fruits. And, oh yes! Lovebirds love to not only eat grapes but to toss them around also. In short, lovebirds love playing. They keep us entertained for hours. If you decide to get a lovebird for a pet, you will have made an excellent choice!

Thursday, November 23, 2017

PEACH LOVEBIRD - Interesting Facts About This LOVEBIRD

Peach-faced Lovebird in Namibia, Africa. Agapo...
Peach-faced Lovebird in Namibia, Africa. Agapornis roseicollis (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
The Peach-faced Lovebird also called the Rosy-faced Lovebird. It's local to dry regions of Africa. Peach-faced Lovebird populations have reduced in some areas by trapping for the pet trade. One of the most well-liked, loving, and freely available species of Lovebird. They are definitely a loud and steady chirper.

Peach-faced Lovebird color can widely alter among populations but the hens are darker and greener, but the cocks are smaller and brighter in color. They're known to shred objects into strips and put it on their backs and fly back home to build their nest.

Peach-faced Lovebirds has a varied, loud and screeching call. Their face and throat are pinkish, darkest on the forehead and above the eye. The bill is greenish-yellow, and their eyes are brown and the legs and feet are gray. Younger Lovebirds have a paler color. They like to prosper in dry areas, but are reliant on the presence of water sources and gathers around pools to drink.

These Peach-faced Lovebirds often become a pest in rural areas, eating the crops. When there's a lot of food, they gather in flocks containing lots of birds. Their diet consists basically of seeds and berries. Finding the proper pair of these birds are tough, for their sex is difficult to establish. Peach-faced Lovebird has the widest range of color mutations of all of the Lovebirds species. There are 4 varieties in aviculture: the Wild-type, Lutino, Pied Wild Green, Orange faced, Cinnamon, Creamino, and AquaTurquoise. As well as many of those mutations can be mixed to provide even more colors called the mixed mutations.

Being an active bird, this Peach-faced Lovebird when kept indoors or housed in a cage, should be supplied with enough room and a clean environment. The larger the cage, the better. It also will be great to put perches in their cage, for them to exercise and prevent health issues like arthritis.
Toys are a must when keeping a Lovebird, it'll preclude isolation and boredom, just avoid little parts that they may swallow. Two Lovebirds may not engage with a human owner as much as if they were by themselves. They could also not get along with another lovebird, and you may need to put them in a separate cage.

The perils and toxins of these Peach-faced Lovebirds are the blue-green algae, avocados, chocolate, alcohol, dog and cat spit, changeable organic compounds, household cleaners, and detergents.
If trained correctly, Peach-faced Lovebirds happily perch on a human's shoulder. They're awfully playful and like to have all of the attention centered on them. Peach-faced Lovebirds need a spread of foods, including veggies, seeds, and fruits, and other human foods that are tasty and healthy.

They can be kept singly, but that needs a large amount of attention. Often they're kept as a pair to satisfy their need of an unswerving companion, mutual preening, and socialization. In a few cases, tiny small squeaky words have been heard coming from a Peach-faced Lovebird. But this isn't standard, and an individual should not expect a speech from their own Peach-faced Lovebird.

Thursday, October 12, 2017

LOVEBIRDS BEHAVIOR and Training Explained

Peach-faced Lovebird - Photo: Flickr
First off in the Lovebirds behavior and training list, Lovebirds need continuing interaction, it could be a human like you or interactions with other Lovebirds. Lovebirds can be simply bored and stressed for they're socially active creatures. They adore to cuddle and hug among one another.

They also regularly preen their favorite folk. They need to be with their owner the majority of the time, and infrequently they can be pretty jealous, another member of the family could be a victim of your envious Lovebird aggression. Each creature incorporates their own temperaments and personality.

Lovebirds need an owner which has tons of time to be with them. They can be really interactive to their owner that often when they're comfy, they are ready to rest on the finger or the shoulder of their owner. Lovebird's behavior can be often outrageous, but mind you, it is dependent on how you treat and how you give your lovebirds training.

Lovebirds are a curious, perceptive, and playful creature. They like to play, fly round and round, and gnaw things. You must ensure that this list of things is in your Lovebird's behavior and training list. A roomy place for a roomy cage, plenty of toys to play with, and things to munch like fresh willow or oak branches, they can also munch on corn, place it on a bright platform - for gratifying a natural behavior. You've got to give your lovebirds correct training particularly with the foodstuffs they're eating. You have got to make sure they eat healthy foods.

Lovebirds may also be trained to whistle or talk, though birds seldom talk, Lovebirds can be trained at a young age. Another strange extra to our cuddly, lovable Lovebird's behavior is paper shredding. Female lovebirds frequently tuck the strips of the shredded papers in their rump feathers, the males do this too, but not as good as the hens, this shows their potency in carrying more materials wanted to make a nest.

Lovebirds training with praise and good behavior can be efficacious in eliminating unpleasant habits. A well-trained Lovebird will be an excellent companion. Letting your Lovebirds sit on your finger or shoulder is also a product of Lovebirds training. You may train your lovebirds to do easy tricks like their relative the Parrot. But you've got to bear in mind that Lovebirds training is not a straightforward accomplishment, it needs patience and time. You should truly watch out in doing this, your Lovebirds might get frightened when it sees your hand in their cage, and there is a likelihood that they can bite you.

So, ensure that all these things and more than likely more issues are in your Lovebird's behavior and training list, to reassure you of a good friendship and friendship with your dear Lovebird.