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Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Things to Think Before Breeding Lovebirds

Congratulations for your decision of breeding lovebirds!!! Do you know there a few sets of things to think before proceeding so? Here I have given few limitations for breeding lovebirds, which you should keep in mind before performing this act of labor of love.

  1. Ask yourself if you really want to breed lovebirds. If so, fix a goal and ascertain what you’re going to do with the hatch chicks,
  2. Choose before breeding how many would you want to keep.
  3. Work out properly if you want to perform cross breeding to get color mutations.
  4. This act of breeding is really expensive. So don’t breed them for money.
  5. Pairing of lovebirds should be done before mixing them together. This can be done by feather and blood DNA testing services.
  6. Don’t believe on natural pairings as both females may also get paired up and there is every possibility of producing infertile eggs.
  7. Breed them at right age. Say, 10 months old for both male and female is perfect.
  8. Restrict breeding lovebirds in the warm months of the year as they need a high humid environment in the nest during incubation.
  9. Base of the nest box should be filled with damp organic debris – Bark of trees, pieces of straw, etc.
  10. Try to allow parent Lovebirds feed their young for two to three weeks. Then you can hand-feed the young one for successful rearing.

All the best!!!

Monday, December 27, 2010

Tantrums of Lovebirds

The common tantrum observed with most of the lovebirds is Screaming. The lovebird will scream only when a particular owner is present in his room.

Most of the owners try different methods to avoid screaming. Even one of my client asked is it possible to train her lovebirds. No need to train your lovebird. There is a simple way to treat this lovebird tantrum.

The best way is to get out of the room when the lovebird is screaming. Now he will learn that if he wants to be around you he has to be at least reasonably quiet. He remembers it doesn't work in a few seconds and fluffs up all cute and blows kisses and flirts which you find much harder to ignore.
Hope this works for you...

Thursday, December 23, 2010

How to Care Baby Lovebirds?

For a lovebird owners, losing baby lovebirds is really a discouraging experience. My first advice is don't try to hand feed your baby lovebird unless otherwise the mother disowned her chicks. In the case of mother's demise, you should try to adopt hand feeding of baby lovebirds.

If you buy a baby lovebird from market, then you should know where to place it. A plastic-type reptile container is more than sufficient to rear them for couple of weeks because it will give enough room to grow as well as keeping them safe. Try to place the food at one end and make the baby lovebirds to utilize the other end for cuddling. This will help you to prevent the birds making clutter in their food spot.

Use plastic-type O-ring syringe to feed birds with the baby bird formula, which you can obtain from any animal nutritionist.

Always provide warm food because the young one always gets regurgitated food from its mother. The preferred temperature of food should be 103 degrees.