The Lovebirds

The Lovebirds
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Monday, August 29, 2011

Love bird health-how to take the proper care of your love bird

The health of the love birds is very important and it is the duty of the owner to take care of the health of the love bird. Good diet is the key for the health of the love birds. Vegetables and fruits should be given to the love birds as much as possible. The following vegetables are good for the love birds. They are peas, beans, potatoes, cucumber, mush rooms, tomato, carrots, cabbage, etc. fruits such as pear, papaya, peach, banana, apple, melons etc are best suited for them. Avocados are not good for the love birds and hence should be avoided.

Full cereals and whole grains such as barley and multigrain can be given to the love birds. Sprout, rice, weeds, and seeds such as sesame seeds, sunflowers seeds also can be provided to the love birds. One should be care full in avoiding Lima as well as navy beans are they are lethal to love birds.

In addition to this any healthy food that is low in fat can be given to the love birds, no hassle about it. The food provided may be in the pellet form also but ensure required amount of water is provided. The owner should be very careful in not over feeding the love birds they can develop lipomas and will suffer with weight related health problems.

The love birds are in general vegetarian creatures and hence only encourage them to feed on vegetarian diet. As much as possible the meat should be avoided in the feed. The love birds will learn eating the food from the fellow birds in the cage. Let the bird be provided with vegetable protein for the growth and health of the so many other systems of the body.

The love birds should be watched closely for behavioral issues. The unwanted habits are developed only when the love birds are stressed or bored. The love birds should be engaged most of the time in order to avoid the boredom. The owner should interact with the birds as much as possible when he is at home. Television or audio set should be playing in the home and the love birds shed should be located in such as way that they can have a clear view of the television. It is advisable to play discovery channels or animal planet so that the love birds will see other animals and will feel comfortable. It is always better to buy the love bird that was bred in captivity. The wild love birds can not enjoy their life in cage as they can not fly and will get bored soon.

The owner should pay little attention to the cage of the love birds. The cage of the love bird should not be small and should have sufficient space for the birds to play within. Flying is not only the inherent habit of the birds but it is also a form of exercise and which is very essential for the health of the love birds.

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Lovebirds as Pets- Five Things to know about Lovable Lovebirds

Are you raising lovebirds as pets? Then, this article would be a great boon for you. Love birds are very beautiful creatures and are nothing but small parrots. Often these love birds are confused with peach faced birds because of the size and col0r these two birds share. Love birds are available in so many colors and every one is sure to delight the potential owner. Let’s discuss five important things to the lovebird owners who are keeping lovebirds as pets...

1. Singles or doubles

The pet owner can go in for one bird or two depending on his liking and life style. If one can spend time with the periodically and can think of having one bird. The others who cannot spare their time with birds for long time, then they should consider two birds. Having two birds will certainly benefit the love birds as each will be companion for the other and will stay healthy for long time. But the owner should be aware that the expense will be double. The other danger is that the birds will develop stronger bond between them than the owner.

2. Let’s do lunch

The food provided to the lovebirds should have all the nutrients required. Lovebirds care starts right from its nutrition. The birds should be provided clean water all the time. The fruits, vegetables, seeds, sprouts etc should be provided periodically. Cut bones/ Cuttle fishes need to be provided as a source of calcium. Let the color of the food and the texture change to make the birds enjoy the food. For information about the recipe one can log on the internet. One can get information about home made foods for the love birds. The love birds should NEVER BE GIVEN chocolate, alcohol and caffeine as they are toxic to love birds.

3. May I have your attention please?

The love birds require lot of attention. Hence please spend your leisure time with the love birds as much as possible. Your attention will keep the birds not only happy but also healthy. The love birds will be emotionally attached with the owner, if more time is spending with them. Daily interaction with the love bird will help to eliminate the unwanted behaviors such as biting the other pet, biting the people, feather plucking etc

4. Did you stay quiet?

The love birds will be constantly making noise. Some may think that it is nasty. Some may just enjoy this and consider it as normal. The noise level depends on the love birds you have and the tolerance level of the owner and his family. If it is individual house with lawns and garden then the noise level can be very well tolerated. But in apartments, the love bird’s noise may become a problem for you and the neighbors. The love birds are not generally good talkers but at times they can speak few words.

5. Love is in the air

For the health of the bird, the quality of the air also matters most. High efficiency particle arresting air purifier is the best and can be recommended. This air purifier removes the pollutants in the air which carries the bacteria and viruses that will lead to infection there by causing serious health problem. This air purifier will help the love bird happy and healthy.

So, you have learned few things to keep your lovebirds as pets. This will definitely help your lovebirds to live hale and healthy.

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Love Birds Training

Training love bird is not so difficult like the training of the dog. With love and patience the love birds can be trained with ease. Reward system works well for the love bird training. But the fact of the matter is most people just buy these love birds with no knowledge of training and caring these lovely creatures.

Providing proper feed and protecting the love birds from other dangers is not enough. The love birds can be trained to wave, spin and to make basket. The training should be first attempted on eliminating the undesired habits if there is any. Along with this, one can train the love birds to learn fun tricks. This way the boredom of the bird is chased away and the bond between the owner and bird becomes stronger. By this the bird will be happy, so also the owner. Sounds great is it not?

Learning the training trick is very easy now a day. Of course there are so many training manuals available. But those are out dated now. Technology is so developed and video tapes are available in the market which teaches the owner how to go about the love bird training. Some of the video tapes are so real that they actually train is untrained love bird and record the same and sell it in the market. There literally unmanageable bird is getting trained in front of your eyes. All one has to do is just to follow the same with your lovely love birds.

If trained properly the love birds will start behaving smartly and the vices are totally removed and the love bird and the owner can live in harmony. While training the love bird the owner will be spending lot of time with the bird. This way the owner will earn the trust and love of the birds. The chemistry and the bond will be strengthened. The quality time spent on the bird will certainly improve the health of the owner by reducing the stress level.

Once you are thorough with the training procedure of love bird, you can practice the same with your subsequent purchases and get the desired result so quickly. Very shortly you can also think of releasing a video tape in the market about love bird training. Nothing wrong in earning some money out of it and the same can be used for future purchase of love birds.

One can be very sure that training lover birds in incredibly satisfying. The bird will come to you and sit in your finger and do what ever you want them to do. One can not have better feeling than this. The love birds will what all they know to amuse you as they will just love you so much for the quality time spent on them? The kids in the house will enjoy all this with amusement. It will be great joy for the entire family, is it not? The experienced trainer can think of starting the breeding of the love birds too.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Lillian’s Love Bird Parrot-an Overview

Lillian’s love birds are famous African love bird species. These are the smallest parrots species found in the African mainland. These birds are only 5 inch long. The one odd thing about this breed is that these birds are very difficult to breed.

Lillian’s love birds are available in very small population and are very much unnoticed and unrecognized. These birds are generally mistaken as Fischer lovebirds. The confusion is because Fischer lovebirds too are very small but are marginally bigger in size than Lillian’s love birds. At times the Lillian’s lovers are also confused with peach-faced lovebirds. Though both resemble in their appearance peach –faced love birds don’t have white eye rings of the Lillian’s love birds but have clear orange tone which is absent in peach-faced love birds.

Lillian’s love birds head is orange in colour and the same trails down towards the upper chest and neck. The orange tone fades to yellow around the abdomen and upper chest. The wings and the lower bodies are light green in colour. The outer wing of the bird appears darker when compared to the belly portion of the bird.

The Lillian’s love birds love to feed on millet, grass seeds, flowers, fruits, wild rice etc. the breeding season for the love birds begins in January and ends in March first half. There is second breeding season which start in June and ends in July. During these seasons these birds make nest in the fissures of the tree and the nests are roofed. If domesticated, these love birds yield three to eight white coloured eggs. The incubation period is 22 days. The birds leave the nest after 44 days.
Lillian’s love birds are noticed very commonly around Zimbabwe, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia, and Tanzania. As per the study conducted and charted in the year 2004, the love bird’s population was very much reduced and was report less than twenty thousand birds only. These lovely love birds were already classified as ‘near threatened ‘.

These love birds at present inhabit Liwonde national park and are preserved well there. The authorities and the decision makers of the park are very firm in their decision of not distributing these birds to the outside as the breeding and the feeding grounds are very much exploited by the urbanization and agricultural practices.

In addition to this these love birds die in large numbers due to the poisoning. The poisoning cases are steadily on the rise which is really a cause of concern. No body could really explain why these little creatures are being poisoned. But the consensus is that these love birds could have become accidental victim. The poachers must be using some chemicals for the reason best known to them only. These love birds must have consumed those poisonous fruits, seeds, etc thus getting in to the trouble.

The Liwonde national park authorities are taking very much extra care for the very survival of these lovely looking creatures as they are considered one of the wonders of the Mother Nature. Let’s hope their service to this Lillian’s love birds continues for ever.