The Lovebirds

The Lovebirds
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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!!!

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